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August 28, 2018
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Introduction to Estimating
For a contract glazing firm, a bid estimate can make or break a project. An estimate that is too high can cost a bidder the job, while one that is too low or omits elements of a job can cut into margins and affect overall company profitability. Here are some introductory tips for accurate project estimates to help companies avoid financial curveballs once a bid is won. 
 
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
OSHA Releases New Resources on Crystalline Silica Rule
 
Nonresidential Construction Starts Decline in July
 
ABI Growth Eases in July
 
Shandong Paneu Glass Co. Invests in Jumbo Glass
 
 
People News
Tubelite Welcomes Judy Bland as Vice President of Operations
 
Kensington Glass Arts Appoints Ray Buchheister Director of Building Envelope
 
 
Event News
GIMAV Members to Roll Out Glass Processing Solutions for the American Market at GlassBuild America 2018
 
Fall Conference Presents Prevention of Glazing Surprises
 
The Glass+Metal Symposium Offers Early Bird Special
 
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Product Spotlight

Quattrolifts Vector 880 Off Road

Quattrolifts has developed the Vector 880 Off Road to help glaziers move and install glass on rough and unkempt work sites. The large dual front and rear wheels make the machine ideal for on-site jobs with uneven ground. With its 880 lbs. lifting capacity, the Vector 880 Off Road maintains a narrow foot print and is highly maneuverable with precision adjustment for glazing. Call Chip for a quote at (301) 748-7127.

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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Key Machinery Financing Tips to Make the Most of Trade Shows
By Stan Ragley
Trade shows are a key place for machinery purchasing. For attendees looking to buy, it’s important to get prepared now to secure financing and make a wise purchase. If you’re prepared ahead of time, you’re able to make a better deal at the show and secure what you need in an environment when machines are in shorter supply. 
From the Fabricator: Watching the Momentum
By Max Perilstein

The latest forecasts are showing some slowing of momentum on the commercial building side. Are we trending downward or is this just a blip on the radar? Plus, an extensive interview with Dan Plotnick, vice president, sales and marketing, Solar Seal.

Great Glazing
Transbay Transit Center Glass Floor

Contract glazier: Crown Corr
Glass floor suppliers: Vetrotech Saint-Gobain North America, Greenlite Glass Systems Inc.

The ground floor of the Salesforce Transit Center, San Francisco’s new central public transportation hub, has a light-filled, vibrant and inviting atmosphere thanks to light columns, a structurally expressive skylight and walkable glass floor combination that brings sunshine into the building. The largest of these columns forms the central element of the 118-foot tall Grand Hall, the transit center’s primary public space, and provides a light source all the way to the train platforms two stories below. The glass floor is fire-rated, as well as seismic and blast resistant. Read more...

 

  

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