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October 24, 2017
From Glass Magazine
NGA and GANA: Combination FAQs
In September, the National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America announced unanimous board approval for the combination of the two associations. Association leaders anticipate closing of the combination in early 2018, pending membership approval. Leaders from both organizations answered questions relevant to the combination.
The last decade has seen a transformation in many glass fabrication plants. Automated production lines reduce the number of employees on the floor. And fabricators tout a growing suite of equipment to meet market demands, often for increasingly complex glass types.

Industry News
Assa Abloy Acquires August Home
Polish Prime Minister Issues Update on New Guardian Float Plant
Vetrotech Saint-Gobain NA Continues Partnership with ARCOM
AAMA Fall Conference Examines Wind, Water Damage Post-Hurricanes
ABI Slows in September
People news
CRL-U.S. Aluminum Adds to Sales Team Across the US
Vitro Glass Welcomes New Architectural Manager for West Coast
Nathan Allan Welcomes New Marketing Manager
G. William Rohde, Basco Shower Door Founder, Passes Away
Kenneth "Jack" Foster Horner, Founder of NuAir Manufacturing, Passes Away
Product Spotlight
iQuote from A+W Software
Meet the demand of customers and dealers with this easy-to-use “point and click” quoting and web-based ordering system. Online, day or night, the intuitive A+W iQuote makes it simple for non-experts to submit factory-compliant orders directly into your production queue. Learn more and request a live product demo today at
By Investing in Maintenance, You Invest in Sustainable Growth
By Pyry Ollonqvist
Here’s a universal truth about business: it doesn’t matter what technology you have in your production; if the equipment is not running, you’re not making any money!
From the Fabricator: Crowd Sourcing the Silica Rule
By Max Perilstein
Do you know about the Silica rule? Do you know that the Silica Rule is now about to be enforced after a 30-day delay? If you are a glazier, you need to get familiar with it. But, the issue as I see it is, the information and direction on how this rule affects our world and what we all need to do is murky.
Great Glazing
Carmel Place

Glass fabricator: Insulite Glass
Window supplier: Alumicor
Modular supplier: Capsys Corp.

New York’s first micro-housing development, Carmel Place—formerly known as My Micro NY—is a tower of modular units that opened in 2016. The 55 loft-like units pack a kitchenette, bathroom, bed and storage space into living areas ranging from 260 to 360 square feet. The winning design in the adAPT NYC Competition, Carmel Place shows what smart design can achieve in tight quarters. Large 6-by-8-foot sliding windows help open the space, making apartments feel more expansive than their square footage suggests, and maximizing the light and views of Manhattan’s skyline. Read more...

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