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January 9, 2018
From Glass Magazine
Viewpoint: TGP's Jeff Razwick Talks of Growth and Change following Allegion Acquisition
On Jan. 2, officials from Allegion Plc, a leading global security products and solutions provider, announced the company has acquired fire-rated entrance and wall system supplier Technical Glass Products through one of its subsidiaries. Current TGP President Jeff Razwick, who will continue to lead the business, spoke with Glass Magazine about the deal.
2018 will be a year of moderate growth for U.S. construction, according to forecasts from economists across the building industry. According to an average of top industry forecasts, total construction spending is expected to increase about 4 percent, steady with growth projections for 2017.

Business News
Viracon to Close Utah Facility in March
Security Products Provider Allegion Acquires TGP
Global Private Equity Firm Riverside Invests in HMI Cardinal
Cardinal Glass Contract Carrier Welcomes New Glass Hauler
Industry News
REMINDER: NGA Needs Your Vote
NGA and GANA Announce Integration Task Force
Growth Accelerates for ABI in November
Early Bird Registration Opens for 2018 AAMA Annual Conference
People News
Peter John de Gorter, President and CEO of DeGorter Inc., Passes Away
Graham Appoints New General Manager, Sales Manager
Paragon Welcomes New Top Leadership
CGH Names Sam Benowitz VP of Point-Supported Glass/Metal Sales
Wausau Window and Wall Systems Hires New Architectural Sales Representative
Product Spotlight
Titan Impact Hurricane Door by The Folding Sliding Door Co.
Protect your FAMILY and HOME with Hurricane Impact Rated Patio DOORS from The FOLDING SLIDING DOOR COMPANY LLC.The Impact rated thermally broken aluminum TITAN IMPACT Hurricane Door can outstand CAT 5 hurricane conditions and is a Florida Building Code, NFRC & Miami Dade County approved system.Offered in a range of configurations, multiple sill types and impact rated thermal glass options  - all suited for the most severe climates and weather conditions.
Social Media Trends to Put into Practice in 2018
By Wendy Vardaman
According to James Mulvey, senior social media strategist, Hootsuite, there are three main challenges for businesses utilizing social media in 2018. They are: the continuing decline of unpaid, organic reach; keeping pace with social network innovation; and validating the worth of existing strategies.
From the Fabricator: Off and Running in 2018
By Max Perilstein

2018 is here, and we are back at it with a lot of news to discuss. First, in an announcement soon after the new year, Technical Glass Products sold to Allegion plc. I don’t know much about Allegion, but I do know they got an amazing company with incredible people. 

Great Glazing

Contract glazier: Dallas Glass
Glass manufacturer: Vitro Architectural Glass
Metal systems suppliers: Wausau Window and Wall Systems (curtainwall), Firestone Building Products Co. (metal panel inserts), Linetec (aluminum framing and panels finishing)

The new 10-story, mixed-use, transit-oriented development, known as Slate, in Portland, Oregon, is a cornerstone in the city's efforts to revitalize the Burnside Bridgehead area. Opened in September 2016, the project spans 147,000 square feet and offers 75 market-rate apartment units on the upper six floors, 35,000 square feet of creative co-working office workspace and 7,800 square feet of retail space at street level. Slate's design features floor-to-ceiling curtain wall that maximizes views of the downtown, the Willamette River and Mount Hood. The glass, metal and concrete façade consists of articulated, modulated, rectangular shapes, including some that are set back and some that project over the sidewalks below, creating the illusion of a shifting stack. The curtain wall, which modulates from flat on two sides of the building, to textural on its other sides, is crucial to the building’s design. Read more...

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