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September 18, 2018
From Glass Magazine
Fighter for the Industry
Don Friese’s key legacy in the glass industry, say clients and colleagues, is not necessarily the tremendous growth and change he fostered in his six decades at C.R. Laurence Co. It is not the impressive story of how he helped transform the business. Nor is it Friese’s high-profile, $1.2-billion sale of CRL to Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope in 2015. According to those who have worked with Friese over the years, his lasting legacy comes from decades of tireless fighting for the glass industry.

GlassBuild America News
Highlights from GlassBuild America in Las Vegas
Economic Forecast Points to Mild Slowdown on the Horizon
Glazing Executives Forum Tackles Supply Chain Issues, Labor Challenges, Smart Growth and More
From the NGA: Fall Conference Notes
Fall Conference Covers Edge Grinding: Safety versus Aesthetic
GlassBuild America Announces Best in Show Exhibitor Awards
NGA Announces Board Leadership for 2018-2019
Industry News
Wheaton Sprague Welcomes New Corporate Office Leader
Dormakaba Welcomes New Regional Sales Manager
Aldora Adds Engineered All Glass Systems Division
Northside Glass and Mirror Opens New Showroom
Product Spotlight

Edgetherm® 3600 hot-melt butyl sealant

Edgetherm® 3600 hot melt butyl sealant for insulating glass (IG) units is an active, single-part hot melt butyl sealant that offers superior performance, productivity and durability over comparable technologies for IG. It’s formulated with i-Boost™, an exclusive new technology from adhesive company Bostik, making it easy to produce more robust and durable units at the highest application speeds, with no curing time and the shortest skinning time on the market.

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.

Sights and Sounds from GlassBuild America 2018
By Katy Devlin
More than 8,600 glass industry representatives gathered at the Las Vegas Convention Center last week for 2018 GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo. The show, which ran Sept. 12-14, hosted nearly 400 exhibitors on an expanded 175,000-square-foot show floor. Read on for photos and video from the show floor. 
From the Fabricator: The Complete GlassBuild America Recap
By Max Perilstein
Overall, GlassBuild America 2018 was very strong, and it matches the overall attitude I heard from many on the floor. People are very busy and doing well. I am very encouraged about how things are headed in our world. It was surely a productive week for most. 
Great Glazing
Tecnológico de Monterrey Student Center and Library

Contract glazier: VICRION
Glass manufacturer: Vitro Architectural Glass
Glass fabricator: Vidrios El Castillo

With 31 campuses in 25 cities, Tecnológico de Monterrey is the largest university system in Mexico. Built on the site of the school’s original library, the new student center includes a bookstore, café and retail space on the ground floor and sprawling open terrace on the top floor with spectacular views of Cerro de le Silla (Saddle Hill) in the distance. Sandwiched between are four floors of study space, with an emphasis on technology and collaborative learning on the lower floors and quiet study and contemplation on the higher floors. Design goals included creating a space that would “feel like a treehouse,” according to project architects. That goal produced a multi-faceted, multi-story, glass-walled structure that soars into the school’s tree canopy while providing unobstructed views of Monterrey and its majestic mountain backdrop. Read more...




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