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April 17, 2018
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Fire-rated Glazing Breaks Barriers
Fire-rated glazing has diversified dramatically over the past few years to meet the challenges of higher code standards and evolving design specifications. Code changes require more fire-resistive glazing in buildings, and those systems are being asked to do more. Read three case studies on advanced, multi-functional fire-rated systems.  
 
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Industry News
CRH's Americas Products Division Acquires Coral Industries
 
Laser Products Acquires Precision Templates, Forms Precision Measuring and Training
 
Xinyi Glass Canada Ltd. Submits Bylaw Amendments for New Canadian Float Plant
 
SDC Adds New Door Hardware and Alarm/Security Reps
 
Dodge Momentum Index Rises in March
 
 
People News
HMI Cardinal Welcomes Chris FitzGerald as CEO
 
Faour Glass Welcomes New Architectural Representative
 
YKK AP America Announces Retirement of Mark Richards
 
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Product Spotlight
Automation to Enhance Your IG Line

Butyl extruder and desiccant filling machines
Upgrade your Insulated Glass (IG) equipment line-up with this dynamic-duo from HHH Tempering Resources. Our butyl extruder applies precise butyl coatings using speed-automated adjustments. You’ll also increase production efficiency with the fast preheat function. Pair with the desiccant filling machine, featuring auto drilling, filling and sealing functions. You’ll save refill time with the large desiccant bucket. View the butyl extruder machine and desiccant filling machine from HHH here, or call 412-227-8966 for more information. 

Silicone Overlay Simplifies Glazing Restoration
Spectrem® Restoration Overlay (SRO) extrusions are custom-designed, patented solutions for restoring leaking skylights, sloped glazing, pressure bar and zipper/lockstrip systems. SRO offers a cost-effective alternative to removal and replacement of glazing system components, providing better long-term performance, and improved aesthetics. Sealant is minimally visible on the interior and exterior for a clean appearance. 


 
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Engaging the Next Generation of Manufacturers
By Norah Dick

At the recent Window and Door Manufacturers Association's Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference, Chad Moutray, chief economist for the National Association of Manufacturers, spoke on the continuing challenge of finding and retaining a skilled labor force, and outlined initiatives companies and associations are implementing to address the situation.

From the Fabricator: Positive Momentum
By Max Perilstein
The latest Dodge Momentum Index was recently released, and March posted a strong result, especially on the commercial side. That is welcome news since commercial had been lagging some. I had previously mentioned some softness in the markets and hopefully between the optimistic metrics and maybe the weather breaking in the Midwest and Northeast we’ll be rolling strong for the rest of the year. 
Great Glazing
John Fox Towers

Fenestration and panel installation: Eureka Metal and Glass Service
Glass manufacturer: Vitro Architectural Glass
Window manufacturer: Crystal Window & Door systems
Metal manufacturer: Gateway Extrusions

John Fox Towers, a 1960s era brick apartment building located in central Philadelphia, underwent a major exterior and interior renovation. Formerly known as the Sidney Hillman Apartments, the building was named for the legendary garment workers’ union leader and was built in his honor by the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union in 1967. The 17-story structure currently provides affordable housing to seniors, with 273 units in total. The rehabilitation focused on renovating shared spaces, as well as improving energy efficiently, exterior lighting and providing new fenestration. Read more...

 

  

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