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July 31, 2018
From Glass Magazine
NGA Names Leadership for Forming, Fabricating, Installing Committees
At the Annual Conference in April, the National Glass Association dissolved the legacy Glass Association of North America divisions to form three core committees—Forming, Fabricating, Installing—under its newly combined structure. Now, the NGA is pleased to announce the volunteer leaders for the three committees for the 2018-2020 term.

Workforce Development Series: Share your story
The next installment of Glass Magazine's Workforce Development series will cover using headhunters and recruiters to find employees, the complexities of non-competes and the sensitive subject of poaching. If you have a story to tell, or helpful resolutions to share, please email Bethany Stough, managing editor, at As we recognize the sensitivity of this subject matter, all industry names and companies will be kept anonymous.
Industry News
Vitro Restarts Shuttered Float Line, Will Unveil MSVD Coater
Glass Dynamics Rebrands as Press Glass Inc.
Fuyao Glass America Plans New Distribution Center
Walker Partners with Pilkington on Bird-Friendly Glass
Solar Seal Appoints Mark Chisholm as Sales Rep for New England
Event News
IGMA Summer Conference Kicks Off in Vancouver
AAMA to Host Prop 65 Webinar
Product Spotlight
Super Spacer® TriSeal ™ for Commercial Use
Super Spacer® TriSeal™ by Quanex Building Products is the premium choice for all your commercial insulating needs including silicone structural glazing. Super Spacer® TriSeal™ provides a unique triple seal design which incorporates an inner acrylic adhesive seal for immediate unit handling, a polyisobutylene primary seal for enhanced gas retention and low moisture vapor transmission, and an outer silicone seal for proven structural strength and superior durability.
Façade Tectonics Forum: Healthy Buildings and Performance
By Katy Devlin
About 100 attendees from all segments of the building industry gathered in Vancouver on July 30 for the Façade Tectonics Institute forum. Building health, energy and sustainability performance issues dominated the presentations during the one-day educational event.
From the Fabricator: Still a No Go on Wood
By Max Perilstein
I remember scoffing years ago when someone stood up and stated that it was just a matter of time before commercial buildings would not use aluminum or steel for framing, it would be all wood or vinyl. Flash forward 12 years and my scoffing was right as, to date, that effort has not taken off.  
Great Glazing
The Thompson Hotel

Contract glazier: Pitman Glass
Glass manufacturer: AGC Glass North America
Glass fabricator: Insulite Glass
Metal systems supplier: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope

The 12-story luxury Thompson Hotel is a new, curved skyscraper located in Nashville, Tennessee. Adjacent to the Station Inn, the building is designed to integrate the city’s old and new elements. Set back from a busy intersection, the tower’s ground floor restaurant features a cantilevered second-floor terrace. In addition to its three dining spaces and 224 guest rooms, the hotel has 6,185 square feet of meeting and event space. Guestrooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, and the project incorporates 60,000 square feet of high-performing solar control low-emissivity glass. Read more...



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