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December 12, 2017
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Heavy Lifting
Recent design trends have introduced more complex systems, larger glasses and heavier units into projects of all sizes—from residential shower enclosures to all-glass skyscrapers. These more complicated products often require additional and more advanced equipment solutions. As a result, glaziers small and large increasingly turn to a growing range of handlers, lifters and manipulators to successfully and safely complete jobs.
 
Read additional content from the December 2017 issue of Glass Magazine in this special online-only section. Content includes resources for employee safety, updates on the OSHA Silica Rule and more. 
 
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Business News
AGC Partners with Kinestral Technologies for Adoption of Smart-tinting Glass
 
Press Glass Plans New Production Facility
 
SC Railing Becomes Trex Commercial Products
 
Daseke Acquires Glass Hauler Moore Freight Service
 
W&W Glass Discusses Architectural Glass on Fox Business Network
 
 
Industry News
Registration Opens for IGMA Winter Conference 2018
 
Dodge Momentum Index Continues Rise in November
 
 
People News
EFCO Names Steven E. Westfall President
 
Bob Bowman Retires as Winco Window Sales Rep
 
Quanex Adds Brian Ludwig as Northeast Sales Manager
 
Glaston Hires Kai Knuutila as Digitalization Manager
 
Apex Aluminum Extrusions Names New Director of Sales for Apex Facade Systems
 
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Product Spotlight
Engineered for the Toughest Commercial Glazing Demands
It’s more than just durable. Quanex Building Products’ Super Spacer® TriSeal™ is triple sealed to deliver the toughest performance for the most demanding jobs. Its unique, three-layer design incorporates an inner acrylic adhesive seal for immediate unit handling, a polyisobutylene primary seal for enhanced gas retention and low moisture vapor transmission, and an outer silicone seal for proven structural strength and superior durability.
 
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Fired Up: Be a 'Learn-it-All' not a 'Know-it-All'
By Dave Vermeulen
Back in school, nobody liked the “know-it-all”—that over-eager student who always had an answer to any of the teacher’s questions. Guess what? The know-it-all isn’t so effective in the work world, either.
From the Fabricator: Slowing the Roll
By Max Perilstein
The past week brought some technology plays to the forefront of our industry. Usually I am pretty upbeat about the possible innovation breakthroughs because I love when we push the line. However, this time I’m a little more cautious than normal.
Great Glazing
Parc on Powell

General Contractor/installer: Build Group
Glass fabricator: Technical Glass Products

Parc on Powell is a mixed-used development in Emeryville, California. A key project goal was to capture the attention of the public without losing sight of the area’s industrial origins. The city and neighborhood wanted certain elements of the existing structures preserved, including the brick façade of the building on the site’s north side. To engage pedestrians at the street level, the architects designed a new four-sided channel glass tower, balconies with horizontal channel glass strips and channel glass fins that give the second building a unique identity. Read more...

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