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November 13, 2018
From Glass Magazine
Workforce Development: Recruiting Realities, Poaching Pitfalls

Every industry has a labor problem. Every industry must consider how to do business anyway. In the glass and glazing industry, add the booming construction market, increased costs and challenges with attracting a younger generation, and the stakes to find employees are very high. 

GlassBuild America Review: Solutions on Site  
The labor shortage was the chief concern during 2018 GlassBuild America. There is no silver bullet to solving the labor shortage, however, glass companies can employ a range of solutions that ease the pressures of the shortage and allow companies to grow and thrive in the busy construction market, say industry representatives.

Industry News
American Insulated Glass Acquires Innovative Glass of America
Q-Railing and Greco Railings Enter into Partnership
GlassRenu Enters into Global Distribution Partnership with ADI
Dodge Momentum Index Declines in October
Vitro Surveys Construction Firms on Expectations of Glass Suppliers
Association News
NGA Releases BEC Schedule of Events
NGA Seeks Input to Expand AIA Offerings
Register for the Next Thirsty Thursday Webinar: Hosted by NGA President Nicole Harris
AAMA Updates Fenestration Products Laboratory Heat Build-Up Test Method
Product Spotlight
The Smarter and Safer Way to Install Glass Railings

C.R. Laurence's GRS TAPER-LOC® Glass Railing System now features innovative Safety-Seal technology. Normally, glaziers must reach over a glass railing to roll in the drop-side rubber seal. This action prolongs installation and increases the risk of injury. The Safety-Seal bypasses this step because it’s installed in the base shoe before the glass is, making your job safer and easier. It also eliminates the need for costly scaffolding.


Hands-on Learning at the IG Fabricators Workshop
By Katy Devlin
Last week, I took part in the interactive IG Fabricators Workshop, hosted by the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance and held at Intertek in Plano, Texas. The workshop invites attendees from all over the industry to get a thorough hands-on education in the complete insulating glass fabrication, testing and forensic investigation process.
From the Fabricator: MVP Season Begins
By Max Perilstein
It’s that time of year that we start to look back, and for me that includes determining my annual glass industry MVP. In one month, with my last post for 2018, I will make the announcement of the runners up and the award winner. 
Great Glazing
Photos by Aaron Leitz Photography, courtesy of ZGF
Nano Engineering and Sciences Building, University of Washington

Contract glazier: Herzog Glass Inc.
Glass fabricator: Viracon
Glazing systems suppliersWausau Window and Wall Systems, Tubelite Inc. (entrances), Linetec (finisher)

The $53 million dollar NanoES fulfills the second phase of a 168,000-square-foot complex located at the center of the University of Washington’s Seattle-based campus. Design goals included visual continuity with the adjacent Molecular Engineering and Sciences Building, completed in 2012, as well as energy efficiency, openness and daylighting. The NanoES building, like the adjacent MolES building, features four stories above grade and one story below. Included are research laboratory spaces, two active learning classrooms, breakout spaces and a learning center that students can use both before and after classroom sessions. Daylight flows deep into the building's interior as its laboratories and offices are separated with glass walls and doors that also maintain a visual connection between these spaces. Read more...




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