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June 19, 2018
From Glass Magazine
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For its annual Reader Photo Contest, Glass Magazine invited readers to submit photographs highlighting the achievements and advancements seen across all segments of the glass industry. Now it's your turn to select the winners. 

From NGA’s Department of Advocacy & Technical Services: Call to Action on NFSI Petition
On June 6, 2018, the Consumer Product Safety Commission published in the Federal Register a notice inviting the public to submit comments on a petition filed by the National Floor Safety Institute. While glass is not specifically mentioned in the NFSI petition and CPSC notice, it may be of interest to the National Glass Association laminated glass and tempered laminated glass fabricators and suppliers engaged in glass floors and stair treads.
Industry News
Şişecam Group Acquires Second Flat Glass Manufacturing Facility in Italy
IGCC Eyes Faster Certification and Quality Prediction of Insulating Glass
Planning Begins for New Float Glass Factory in Namibia
AAMA Updates Southeast Region White Paper on Storm-driven Rain
People News
Vitro Promotes Several Personnel
Unicel Adds New Rep for the Southwest
Morse Industries Hires New Director of Sales
Biesse Group Hires North America Parts Quality Assurance Leader
Hugh Trautmann, Pioneer in Glass Cutting Technology, Passes Away
Event News
Second International Glass Industry Associations Convention Convenes in Murano
Register for the Next Thirsty Thursday Webinar on Interpreting New ISC Criteria
Product Spotlight

Fireframes ClearView™ System by Technical Glass Products

The Earth, Energy & Environment Center (EEEC) at the University of Kansas, features transparent learning areas that allow students and peers to look into active labs and tech areas.  To maintain this open, shared-use research concept in areas where the building code required fire resistance, the design team used Fireframes ClearView™ System by Technical Glass Products.  The narrow, butt-glazed fire-rated glazing system provides a continuous glass aesthetic with nearly colorless transitions between adjoining pieces of glass.


Pilkington Optifloat™ glass products

Pilkington Optifloat™ glass products include a variety of high performance tints. The range includes six different tints that reduce unwanted heat gain while admitting high natural daylight to enhance visual performance and lower artificial lighting needs. The tints can be combined with durable pyrolytic coatings, including Pilkington Solar-E™ Plus, a solar control low-e. Both aesthetically pleasing and performance driven, Pilkington Optifloat™ tints open up numerous design opportunities.


Inventory Communication
By Gareth Francey

Supply chain management is a massive part of doing business. With supply oversight comes one of the scariest words: inventory! That word and needed process can bring an absolute panic to those who don’t have systems or regular checks of goods and materials in place.

From the Fabricator: AIA Week
By Max Perilstein

New York City is this week’s destination for many in our industry headed to the annual AIA show. As I have mentioned many times before, it is always intriguing to see how this show is because, as an industry, we long to get in front of architects. And this year, with education happening outside of the building and 200 walking tours going on at the same time as the expo, it will be interesting to see and experience the floor action.

Great Glazing
Great Glazing: Masco Corporate Headquarters

Contract glazier: Lansing Glass
Glass manufacturer: Guardian Glass
Glass fabricator: Thompson IG
Dynamic glass supplier: Pleotint

Masco Corp.’s new 91,220-square-foot Corporate Headquarters in Livonia, Michigan, houses 220 employees and boasts several amenities including a 24-hour fitness center, adjustable workspaces, 24/7 food market and an outdoor patio. The building’s design goals focused on natural daylighting and HVAC systems to maintain comfortable and consistent internal temperatures. The building’s dynamic glass curtain wall achieves these goals. Read more...





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