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October 10, 2017
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The Multi-Generation Workplace
To better understand your employees and what drives them to succeed, you have to understand that Generation X and millennial workers are operating in this world with a completely different perspective than baby boomers. The key to your organization’s future success is understanding how the different generations view the world and using that knowledge to motivate each.
 
Last week at Fiera Milano Rho in Milan, Italy, the glass industry gathered for the 20th edition of Vitrum, the biennial international exhibition of machinery, equipment and special products for flat and hollow glass processing. The four-day event combined displays of innovative technologies in the glass processing machinery, special products and accessories industries. 
 
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Industry News
PGTI Sells Assets to Cardinal
 
Four Italian Glass Machinery Suppliers Launch Industry 4.0 Project
 
Glaston Closes Deal with Manko Windows
 
Dodge Momentum Index Declines in September
 
 
People news
David Stark, Founder of EverSealed Windows, Passes Away
 
NFRC Welcomes Danielle Troiano as Senior Director of Education
 
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Product Spotlight
Pilkington Pyrostop® from Technical Glass Products
Pilkington Pyrostop® fire-rated, impact safety-rated glass from Technical Glass Products (TGP) blocks radiant heat, protecting people and valuables on the non-fire side of the glass during a fire. With fire-ratings up to 2 hours, it’s listed for use in doors, sidelites, transoms, borrowed lites and wall applications. TGP offers a complete system of Pilkington Pyrostop glass in narrow profile Fireframes® fire-rated framing. Give your customers the look they want without compromising safety.
 
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Fired Up: Why we need to keep bridging the gap between form and function
By David Vermeulen
I believe our industry has recognized the design community’s need for products that deliver both form and function. The trouble is, many design teams are still under the impression that protective glazing products don’t look as good as they perform. 
Technology on Display at Vitrum 2017
By Katy Devlin
Thousands of visitors gathered at Fiera Milano Rho in Milan, Italy, last week for Vitrum 2017, where more than 230 exhibitors displayed everything from cutting-edge glass machinery to innovative glass products.
Great Glazing
Glass House

Contract glazier/metal supplierGlas Trösch
Glass manufacturer: Euroglas

The façade of this two-story detached house features transparent window areas and opaque, tinted grey glass panels mounted on a wood substructure using concealed fasteners. The glazed outer skin gives the building an elegant look that changes with the weather. Inside, kitchen countertops, floors and cupboards in the bathroom and partitions in the living room also incorporate glass. Plans for the house reflect the building owner’s requirement not to use artificial light sources during the daytime. All of the rooms have floor-to-ceiling window panels that offer panoramic views as far as the Swiss Alps. Read more...

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