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November 6, 2018
From Glass Magazine
Top Metal Companies 2018

In a year underscored by market uncertainty, North America’s architectural metal industry experienced overall growth for the sixth year in a row. While enjoying an expanding economy, industry members struggled with a continuing labor shortage and the effects of the newly implemented steel and aluminum tariffs.

Have You Planned for the “One Guarantee” in Running Your Business?
The North American glass industry is filled with remarkable business owners who are nearing retirement and preparing to transfer the business to a new generation of owners. Kevin Kennedy, CEO of Beacon Exit Planning, calls this the “one guarantee” in running a glass business. However, Kennedy warns, “the process of transitioning a business to the next generation is fraught with complications, risks and challenges.”


Industry News
US Blocks Sale of Permasteelisa to Chinese Firm
Safety First, from the IGMA Fabricators Workshop
Loewen Announces New VP
ABI Continues Growth in September
NGA News
NGA Seeks Input to Expand AIA Offerings
Early Bird Registration Opens for NGA Annual Conference
Product Spotlight

Considering a new tempering furnace to fuel 2019 growth?

Watch how Clarity Glass Wholesalers drove results with a furnace from HHH Tempering Resources

During facility expansion, Clarity Glass Wholesalers partnered with HHH to fulfill their tempering and technical service needs. Clarity owner, Chris Sezonov, shares his HHH experience in this quick video.
Play now to hear about:
  • Existing furnace relocation
  • Installation of a high-performance North Glass furnace
  • Downtime reduction from U.S.-based technicians
  • Unparalleled ROI

Restore leaking glazing systems for the long term

Cracked or shrinking zipper gaskets and leaking skylights can be returned to a leak-free condition with Spectrem® Restoration Overlay, dense rubber extrusions for restoration applications. Bonded with Spectrem 1 Silicone Sealant to provide a watertight seal, this patented, innovative design solution provides long-lasting performance and aesthetics. Click here to see how.


Creating a Culture of Service
By Patrys Wiid
While creating a great company culture is just one aspect of attracting and retaining employees, it is a critical one. Millennials are the largest generation to hit the workforce and research shows they are more engaged and inspired by a company culture centered on a purpose other than making money, and a focus on community involvement rather than compensation.
From the Fabricator: Rest in Peace Nick Barone
By Max Perilstein
Early last week, I got the word that Nick Barone of GGI passed away. That was a massive blow to the gut for me. Nick was a very good man. He treated me and so many others incredibly well, always with a smile and a story. My thoughts and prayers to all of Nick’s family and friends.
Great Glazing
Terminal F, Philadelphia International Airport

Contract glazier: R.A. Kennedy & Sons
Glass manufacturer: Vitro Architectural Glass
Glass fabricator: J.E. Berkowitz
Interlayer suppliersKuraray, Eastman

Despite being the Philadelphia International Airport’s second newest terminal, Terminal F, which opened in 2001, needed significant improvements to accommodate increased traffic and improve passenger experience. Improvements in the $161 million, multi-phase project include a new baggage claim building, security screening checkpoint and secure-side passenger corridor, as well as an expansion of the terminal’s central hub. The 34,000-square-foot baggage claim building features a striking geometric appearance. Clad in a mix of glass and metal, the two-floor facility provides abundant natural daylighting. Terminal F’s ticketing building includes a glazed mezzanine that transforms an existing public walkway into a secure corridor that connects Terminal F to the airport’s other terminals, previously accessible by shuttle bus only. Read more...




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