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January 30, 2018
From Glass Magazine
Three Ways Companies Can Prepare for the Internet of Things
The Internet of things, or IoT, represents a game-changing advance in technology for window and door manufacturers. By incorporating digital connectivity on the production floor, manufacturers will have significant advantages in their market. These include insights to create better processes and new revenue opportunities, better worker productivity and safety, and predictive maintenance metrics to prevent unplanned downtime. 

Business News
AGC Begins Installation of New MSVD Coater in Tennessee
M-D Building Products Acquires Morse Industries
Giroux Glass Inc. Invests in New Fabrication Equipment
Crystal Window & Door Adds New Glass Line
Midwest Glass Fabricators Adds to Sales Team
Industry News
ABI Remains Strong in December, Concludes Year of Growth
Latest North American Fenestration Standard Published
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.
Keeping Rising Costs in Perspective
By Pete de Gorter
Business should not solely be about profits. Business is about relationships, finding answers to problems, goodwill, and contributing to the greater good of all. As costs continue to rise, let’s not sell ourselves short looking only for the lowest price. Rising costs are not an enemy when adequately prepared for.
From the Fabricator: Beating Up on Glass Again
By Max Perilstein
Every few years, a big media outlet writes a story hammering the use of glass in buildings. Now we have the latest one via CNN. The headline is “Are architects turning their backs on glass skyscrapers?” The same tired and unproven arguments were made, and we are once again in the crosshairs with people who do not care for the product we base our livelihood on. 
Great Glazing
Center for Healthcare Education, Sacred Heart University

Installation: Wolfe Welding Inc.
Glass manufacturer
: Cardinal Glass Industries
Glass fabricator: Glass Dynamics
Metal systems supplier: Trex Commercial Products (railing)

Sacred Heart University unveiled their new Center for Healthcare Education facility in Bridgeport, Connecticut, last September. The project included nearly 1,500 linear feet of stainless and glass railing products, anchored with a monumental staircase. Read more...





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