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August 14, 2018
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GlassBuild America Product Preview
GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo is expected to host about 450 exhibitors, including more than 100 from outside the United States, Sept. 12-14, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. See a preview of the innovative glass, metal and equipment products that will be on display at the show.

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Now in its seventh year, the Glass Magazine Top Metal Companies list spotlights the largest metal fabrication companies in North America. If your company belongs on the Top Metal Companies list, be sure to complete the survey by Sept. 5.
 
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Industry News
EPD: The Acronym You Can't Afford to Ignore...Literally
 
Register for the Next Thirsty Thursday Webinar on California's AB262 Bill
 
Press Glass to Build Second U.S. Facility
 
Fuyao Glass America Adds 400 Jobs
 
July's Dodge Momentum Index Sustains Positive Trajectory
 
 
People News
Pleotint Welcomes Namrata Vora as Chief Revenue Officer
 
Bohle America Welcomes New Inside Sales Manager
 
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Product Spotlight

C.R. Laurence Releases Industry-First Clear Space™ Elliptical Shower Door System

Clear Space from CRL introduces a new type of frameless shower door concept. It utilizes a patent-pending top door guide that produces an industry-first elliptical door swing. This maximizes usable floor space because the door is drawn inward as it swings open. Clear Space’s top door guide automatically folds away from the opening and stacks parallel to the sidewall to provide completely unobstructed entry. Two doors can be specified to create a 72” wide entrance that improves accessibility.


Rapid prototyping speeds glazing restoration

Accurate gasket prototyping from Tremco’s in-house Design Engineering Group utilizing their state-of-the art 3D printer takes time out of the process. Using multi-durometer filament options, Tremco can create a highly-accurate recreation of the size, shape and fit of the specific part including ERP, mullion profiles, glazing systems and more to better see how it all comes together as a complete system.

 
 
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Midyear Check-in: What we've learned so far in 2018
By Dave Vermeulen
Things seem to speed up in the construction industry in the summer. With all the work-life demands of the season it can be easy to miss the midway point of the year and the opportunity to look back, take stock of what we’ve learned and make any necessary course corrections. 
From the Fabricator: Is It Really Back?
By Max Perilstein
I thought I was dreaming when I saw a headline recently that asbestos could now legally be used again in manufacturing. Amazingly it was not a fantasy, and I am pretty thrown by it. I was, however, relieved to see at least a solid initial push back by the architectural community.
Great Glazing
Wilshire Grand Tower Entrance System

Contract glazier: BAGS Inc. (specialty glass systems), Benson Industries (exterior)
Glass manufacturer: Vitro Architectural Glass
Glass fabricators: Viracon (curtainwall), Trulite (entrances)
Metal systems suppliers: Benson Industries (curtainwall), C.R. Laurence (entrances and railings)

The Wilshire Grand Tower is a new 73-story skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles. At 1,100 feet it is the tallest building on the West Coast and spent over 20 years in the planning stage. The building includes upscale restaurants, office spaces and the 889-room InterContinental Hotel. A distinct feature of Wilshire Grand is its glass façade, which includes an LED-illuminated, sail-shaped glass pediment and spire at its top. The building is designed to withstand earthquakes up to magnitude 7.4 and has a massive central core to stabilize the building and provide support for the outer walls. Over 70 glass doors extend the project’s all-glass visuals to the ground floor, engaging passersby with unobstructed views into the interior. Read more...

 

  

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