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December 19, 2017
From Glass Magazine
The Year in Review: Top News from 2017
Glass Magazine's 2017 top headlines reflect an industry experiencing strong demand and market confidence, while facing capacity challenges. The year saw unexpected supply disruptions alongside notable expansions, investments and acquisitions. Check out the most-clicked news stories of 2017 from
In the March 2018 issue, Glass Magazine will present the Top Glass Fabricators Special Report, offering a comprehensive view of the glass fabrication market in the United States and Canada. If your company belongs in this special feature, complete the submission form by Dec. 29.  

Industry News
NGA and GANA: Proceeding with Member Vote to Combine
Commercial Construction Index Suggests Optimistic Outlook from Contractors
Registration Opens for AAMA 2018 Annual Conference, Southeast Region Meeting
OSHA Extends Acceptance of 2016 Injury, Illness Reports through Dec. 31
Business News
Fuyao Glass America Creates Hardship Relief Fund for Employees
Winco Windows Launches WinGo Expedited Shipping Program
CRL-U.S Aluminum Welcomes Local Architects for AIA Procrastinators' Day
Construction Begins on New Azerbaijan Float Glass Facility
China Glass Creates Investment Fund for Eurasia Glass Factories
People News
CGH Appoints Bob Price as Vice President of Strategic Architectural Sales
Michael Dover Named President of The Wagner Cos.
Bohle America Hires New National Sales Director
Wausau Hires New Architectural Sales Rep
J.E. Berkowitz Names Gary McQueen Senior Director of Sales and Marketing
Product Spotlight
The First and Only Operable PVC AW-Rated System
From new construction to replacement projects, Quanex Building Products’ Mikron C3-11300™ is the industry’s first and only operable PVC AW-Rated window and door system. Ideal for mid- and high-rise commercial buildings, it offers an optimal mix of strength, energy efficiency and aesthetics. Available in a variety of configurations, this profile delivers structural performance and thermal efficiencies, with operable windows accepting a range of standard and concealed multi-lock hardware.
From the Fabricator: MVP 2017
By Max Perilstein
This past Monday, GANA sent a voting ballot to its membership asking them to vote on approving a combined entity of GANA and NGA. As I have stated here on many occasions, I believe this combined entity is a must for our industry. It is the opportunity to have one unified voice and bring the best of these two excellent groups together.
Building Relationships to Sell Product
By Gareth Francey
Relationship selling happens all over the world. It happens in every industry and in all types of business. But the North American glass and glazing industry takes relationship or emotional selling to a new level.
Great Glazing
Shoe Factory Lofts

Glass manufacturer: Vitro Architectural Glass
Window supplier: Crystal Window & Door Systems

Located in Milwaukee's historic Walker's Point neighborhood, The Shoe Factory Lofts building was completely rehabilitated in accordance with National Park Service standards for historic properties. The project converts two adjoining former factories into residential apartments. The 55 new apartments combine modern amenities and historic architectural elements such as exposed brick walls, columns, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors and 576 new energy-efficient commercial aluminum windows. Read more...

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