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October 2, 2018
From Glass Magazine
NGA Names Paul W. Bush as Advocacy Committee Chair
The National Glass Association named Paul Bush as the volunteer leader of the NGA Advocacy Committee. The Advocacy leadership position is the last of the four NGA committees to be filled for the 2018 – 2010 term following the formation of the Forming, Fabricating, and Installing committees under the Association’s combined structure. 
The advent of building information modeling, or BIM, and related next-generation modeling technologies, has transformed the way buildings are designed and built. 3D computer models have paved the way for more ambitious designs with complex geometries and multiple system types.

Industry News
YKK AP Expands Direct Freight Shipping Program to Western Region
Dow Plans Capacity Expansion Projects to Meet Global Silicone Demand
glasstec Releases 2018 Conference Schedule
AAMA Updates Test Method for Side-Hinged Door Systems
People News
Billco Appoints Two Vice Presidents
Apogee Welcomes New Account Executive to Building Retrofit Strategy Team
Gimav Elects Nicola Lattuada, Nancy Mammaro to Presidential Team
Rowe Fenestration Welcomes New Sales Representative and Customer Advocate
Firestone Building Products Names New Vice President of Sales
Product Spotlight

Fabricators. This. Is. Huge.
DFI launches in-line, bilateral protective coating machine – the FuseRocket™

Already being esteemed as a game-changing machine in the glass industry, DFI’s new FuseRocket is the workhorse of low-maintenance coating machines. Capable of treating both sides of the glass at high speeds, the horizontal coating machine fits into any existing tempering line and streamlines Diamon-Fusion glass protection. The FuseRocket also has built-in sensors that immediately adjust for various glass sizes and initiate the sprayers when glass rolls through. These new opportunities will allow fabricators to treat all their glass in an affordable, timely manner. So, no more double handling or wasted labor, just an uninterrupted flow of treated glass. If you are curious to learn more about the FuseRocket or IGE Glass Solutions, please check out or, respectively.

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.


Raise a Glass to Innovation
By Dave Vermuelen
At GlassBuild America, I had the honor of accepting a Glass Magazine Award on behalf of TGP. During the award presentation, I was able to get a front row seat to some of the industry’s latest and greatest products and projects. Busy days and demanding workloads can cloud out what the glass industry is doing, and doing well: innovating, creating and turning architect demands into reality.
Great Glazing
Little Caesars Arena

Contract glaziers: Madison Heights Glass (arena), Universal Glass & Metals Inc. (connecting buildings, parking deck)
Glass manufacturer: Vitro Architectural Glass
Glass fabricator: Global Security Glazing
Metal systems suppliers: Tubelite Inc. (curtainwall, storefront doors and frames), Linetec (aluminum finisher), Trex Commercial Products (glass railing)

Home to the NHL's Red Wings and NBA's Pistons, Little Caesars Arena in Detroit is designed to be one of the most intimate venues in both hockey and basketball. The arena features numerous buildings that combine to create the whole sports and entertainment destination. The $862.9 million complex blends historic and modern aesthetics with massively scaled fan-friendly interiors and modestly scaled pedestrian-friendly exteriors. This approachable sizing is complemented by a 61,000-square-foot covered concourse and three connected, mid-rise buildings. Various configurations of brick, glass, metal and finish colors comprise the buildings' façades and help create the illusion on the downtown street. Inside, the arena includes a suspended gondola-style seating area featuring several hundred feet of glass railing.  Read more...




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