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February 13, 2018
From Glass Magazine
2018 Construction Forecast
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. Forecasters expect growth in 2018 to be led by increased spending in residential construction, forecast at 6.8 percent, with nonresidential construction reporting slighter gains of 2.8 percent. 

Industry News
AGC's Tennessee Plant Experiences Glass Leak
Şişecam Moves to Acquire Second Float Plant in Italy
Judge Grants Workers Class-Action Status in Fuyao Glass America Suit
Business News
AIG to Open New Location in Alabama
HHH Tempering Signs Exclusive Partnership Agreement with Hiseng
Trex Commercial Products Welcomes Rise Sales Co.
My Shower Door Opens New Showroom
Bendheim Receives EPD for Lamberts Channel Glass
People News
Saand Welcomes Two New Hires at Massachusetts Facility
Glass Guru Welcomes New Staff at Headquarters
Product Spotlight
CRL Introduces Its Contempo Bypass Shower Door System
The new Contempo Bypass Shower Door System combines contemporary aesthetics with highly functional features. The system utilizes a unique, 73-inch “I Beam” header that enhances stability and durability. The header also offers door height adjustment for precise installations.
Contempo has two stainless steel hangers and four rollers per door that offer exceptionally smooth operation. Its double bypass configuration allows convenient entry from the left or right side. The system is compatible with 5/16” or 3/8" tempered glass.
Fired Up: Another year, another goal
By Dave Vermeulen
It’s not easy to step back from the crush of urgent daily tasks and make time for planning. But, it's essential for success. Without setting a proper course, you’ll end up just being busy, rather than being effective.
From the Fabricator: This and That
By Max Perilstein
While there was no big news story or crazy article to lead my blog this week, there were a few interesting and newsworthy industry items to hit. Viracon announced a new warm-edge spacer, the Dodge Momentum Index continued its bumpy run and more.
Great Glazing
New York Presbyterian Hospital, Morgan Stanley Adult Emergency Room

Contract glazierChampion Metal and Glass Inc.;
Glass fabricator: Technical Glass Products

New York Presbyterian Hospital is home to one of the busiest emergency departments in the country. Design goals for its renovation included creating a healing and restorative environment that made use of natural light, while still providing the private space appropriate for an emergency room. The architects used a structural silicone glazed steel curtain wall system to create an open, light-filled exterior vestibule for patients and visitors entering the new emergency department. With an open entryway, the design team was challenged to maintain patient privacy. Read more...




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