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July 10, 2018
From Glass Magazine
GlassBuild America 2018
The glass industry and construction markets are anticipating continued growth throughout 2018, according to many industry representatives, which makes it vital for companies to keep up with new trends and technologies coming down the line and to adapt to market conditions. For the past 15 years, industry professionals have been attending GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, to achieve just that. 

Online-only: June 2018
Bonus online-only content for June 2018. Content includes links to further reading and information from the American Institute of Architects continuing education, additional information on workforce development, and an Instagram gallery of glazier projects from the 2018 Top 50 Glaziers annual report.
Business News
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope Acquires Sigco LLC
Guardian Glass Will Launch Jumbo Coater in August
EFCO Corp. Plans Expansion of Monett Facility
Şişecam Group Completes Buy-Out of HNG Float Glass
Cooper Standard Agrees to Acquire Lauren Manufacturing and Lauren Plastics
Industry News
Safti First Hires New Sales Representatives for the Pacific Northwest Region
Morse Industries Welcomes Two New Team Members
Proposed Xinyi Float Plant Garners Environmental Concerns from Local Official
AGMT Begins Beta Testing New Glazier Personnel Certification Program
Event News
Registration Open for Fall Conference 2018
VIDEO: More Products on Display at AIA Expo 2018
Product Spotlight
Fuse Cube by Diamon-Fusion International

As part of their pursuit to deliver the best quality architectural glass, United Plate Glass (UPG) is streamlining the application of Diamon-Fusion protective coating through their newly purchased FuseCube. With the ability to treat large IG units, UPG will use the FuseCube to coat a wide variety of commercial glass, including storefronts, glass railings, spandrels, as well as their shower doors and heavy fabricated glass.

The Diamon-Fusion coating chemically bonds with the silica in any surface, creating an ultra-thin, invisible barrier that prevents staining, corrosion and environmental damage. And because Diamon-Fusion has no cure time (glass can be handled immediately), UPG will be able to fulfill orders faster and more effectively.

To learn more about UPG, visit

Industry Growth Raises New Issues
By Jim Mitchell
In the Top 50 Glaziers issue, Glass Magazine reported that the combined 2017 gross revenues of the Top 50 Glaziers increased nearly 15 percent over the 2016 combined gross. That industry good news is bringing emerging challenges for the glazing and curtain wall industry. At Integro, we are looking just over the horizon at specific industry-wide issues arising in the current high-growth, high-demand marketplace.
From the Fabricator: Big Second Half Ahead
By Max Perilstein

There have been some frustrating feelings out there as not everyone was as “swamped” as they expected to be in the first half of the year. Some areas of North America stayed softer into the second quarter vs. others; however, that all looks like old news as work is seemingly breaking free all over.

Great Glazing
Elgin Tower Apartments

Contract glazier: Krull Window Co.
Window manufacturer: Winco Windows

The Elgin Tower at 100 E. Chicago Street in Elgin, Illinois, is a 15-story, Art Deco-style building originally opened as a bank in 1929. An office building until closing in 2014, Elgin Tower was redeveloped over two years as 45 one- and two-bedroom, market rate apartments. Preserving the character and charm of the original building was a primary goal. With the building on the National Registry of Historic Places, construction work was delayed until design approval of the 272 replacement windows. Every window in the Elgin Tower building is historically accurate and provides scenic views of downtown Elgin, the Fox River and beyond. Read more...



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