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November 14, 2017
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Top Metal Companies
For the fifth consecutive year, the majority of North America’s architectural metal manufacturers reported sales growth year-over-year, according to the 2017 Top Metal Companies annual report, Glass Magazine’s annual survey of the largest metal manufacturers in North America. Ninety-two percent of Glass Magazine’s 2017 Top Metal Companies reported an increase in sales in 2016.
 
Dean Ruark, director of product management, PGT Innovations Inc., in collaboration with a team from the University of Florida, has been assessing the structural damage of the Keys in order to evaluate the success or failure of hurricane-resistant impact systems.
 
 
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Industry News
AGC Flat Glass Italia Starts Float Line at Cuneo Plant
 
Guardian Glass Europe Installs Emissions Control System in Luxembourg
 
Asahi India Glass to Begin Production at Taloja Float Glass Plant
 
Glazing Technician Certification Program Develops Testing Procedures
 
U.S. Construction Starts to Climb 3 Percent in 2018
 
 
Business News
Linel Partners with Solaria Corp.
 
Henkel Invests in Coatings Company NBD Nanotechnologies
 
Guardian to Supply Glass to Supertall Jeddah Tower
 
 
People News
CGH Appoints New Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
 
Glaston Appoints Kimmo Kuusela as Sales Director for North America
 
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Product Spotlight
CRL 490/495 Series Top Hung Sliding Door Kits Are Easy to Install and Ship Immediately

CRL's 490/495 Series Top Hung Sliding Door Kits feature a high-performance top header that can accommodate doors weighing up to 330 lb. Door clamps are fully concealed within the header to produce a streamlined appearance. An optional "softbrake" system engages during the last four inches of door travel to prevent impact against the frame. 490/495 Series Kits are ready for immediate shipment. Glass fabrication isn't required resulting in a cost-effective system that's easy to install.

 
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The Life-saving Near Miss
By Katy Devlin
I imagine most people have hundreds of stories of near misses big and small that served as a catalyst for change in their own lives. Individuals can react quickly to near misses and make a change that will help avoid accident and potential injury. However, the same can’t always be said for near misses in the workplace.
From the Fabricator: Start of the MVP Process
By Max Perilstein
It is Glass Industry MVP Season, so the first step is looking back at the past before noting who is going to be recognized this year. The race so far in 2017 has been incredibly difficult. So many remarkable people who work hard for their companies and also give back to the industry.
Great Glazing
Blue Water Convention Center

Contract glazier: Preferred Glass
Glass manufacturer: Guardian Glass 
Curtain wall supplier: Tubelite Inc.
Metal finishing: Linetec

Located about one hour’s drive from Detroit, the Blue Water Convention Center is the final piece of the private-public redevelopment offering waterfront views in the City of Port Huron, Michigan. The 40,000-square-foot, $9 million event facility’s Great Lakes Reception Hall features 22-foot-high, floor-to-ceiling windows that lead to the patio. Managing solar heat gain was a key consideration for glazing systems to ensure the comfort of convention goers. Read more...

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