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March 6, 2018
From Glass Magazine
The 2018 Top Glass Fabricators: Up to the Challenge
2017 was a year of strong growth for most U.S. and Canadian glass fabricators, according to Glass Magazine’s annual Top Glass Fabricators report. Eighty-one percent of firms added production capacity during the year, and 71 percent reported year-over-year sales growth, according to the report. Nearly all Top Glass Fabricators—91 percent—report capital acquisition plans, and 86 percent have plans for future expansions.

BEC Conference Hosts 500
Over the last five years, the glazing industry has pretty much doubled. We’ve come out of recession. We’re in a room of over 500 people,” said Jeff Haber, managing partner of W&W Glass, before the opening session of the 2018 Building Envelope Contractors Conference, held March 4-6 in Las Vegas.

Industry News
From BEC, Industry Panel Targets Supply, Performance and Coordination
President Trump to Impose Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Imports
Window City to Complete First Passive Building Project In U.S.
AAMA Member Company Hosts Workshop at 2018 Annual Conference
Nonresidential Construction Starts Edge Up in January
People News
Marc Deschamps Retires from Walker Glass
National Glass Products Welcomes New Vice President of Sales
Tubelite Inc. Welcomes New Supply Chain Director
Product Spotlight
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Be Open to Unexpected Options
By Gareth Francey
I recently worked through one of the most interesting business milestones of my career. I wouldn’t have expected this milestone eight years ago when I came to the U.S. glass market. But what I learned is that you have to be open to the future, to options you might not expect. 
From the Fabricator: Covering the Bases
By Max Perilstein
This week, I am in Las Vegas at BEC, and I will have my review and wrap-up on the event on my post next week. With more than 500 people in attendance I truly expect some very interesting conversations and great insight into our world. And as always, I look forward to sharing some of my experiences here with you.
Great Glazing
University of Nevada, Las Vegas William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration

Contract glazierGiroux Glass Inc.
Glass manufacturer: Guardian Glass
Glass fabricator: Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions
Metal systems supplier: Novum Structures

When one of the top-ranked hospitality colleges in the world needed a new home, it was important that the building reflect the best in hospitality design while offering a functional academic space for future industry leaders. Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects balanced these needs by giving students and faculty state-of-the art classrooms in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration that boast everything from the latest in pizza ovens to open, light-filled spaces for meetings and studying. Numerous studies have shown that natural light not only improves mood and well being; in academic settings, students with exposure to daylight perform better than their counterparts who do not have outside views. Read more...




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