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June 26, 2018
From Glass Magazine
Workforce Development: Grassroots Approach
The problem is clear: the construction industry is booming at a time when labor is scarce. The causes are just as well-known: experienced workers are retiring faster than new hires can fill jobs, and skills are going with them. Many companies have altered internal hiring and training practices to combat the challenges to varying degrees of success.

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
Combilift Opens Global Headquarters
Roto Frank Acquires VBH Mexico
Architectural Billings Index Gains in May
Event News
National Glass Association Answers Architect Questions at AIA Expo
VIDEO: Products on Display at AIA Expo 2018
People News
National Glass Association Welcomes New Board Members
Solar Seal Appoints Daniel Plotnick Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Consulting Collaborative Welcomes Rick Liddell to Denver Office
Product Spotlight
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Start-to-Finish Problem Solvers at AIA Expo 2018
By Bethany Stough
Labor. Education. Performance. Lead times. We hear about the challenges facing the glass industry—and the construction industry at large—all the time. During the AIA Expo 2018 last week, industry exhibitors displayed multi-faceted solutions for those challenges and more. Check out examples in a photo gallery from the expo floor.
From the Fabricator: AIA Show Review
By Max Perilstein

I had some fun and interesting few days in New York last week for the annual AIA show. I gained some excellent insight and, as always, got to visit with the best and brightest in our industry. The overall atmosphere within our industry and the markets was exceedingly positive, with many exhibitors and attendees bullish for the next two to three years.

Great Glazing
ProMedica Health and Wellness Center

Glass manufacturer: Vitro Architectural Glass
Contract glazier: Toledo Mirror & Glass
Glass fabricator: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Metal systems supplier: Kawneer

With 23 interconnected clinic modules, the three-story, 230,000-square-foot ProMedica Health and Wellness Center maximizes ease of movement for patients, staff and supplies. Design goals also included increased connectivity, flexibility and a sense of place. Two courtyards and a glass atrium flood the gallery space with light, provide outdoor access and complement the open design. Read more...





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