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December 4, 2018
From Glass Magazine
Edge Grinding: Safety versus Aesthetic

As architects and building owners continue to seek glass systems with as little metal as possible, the glass industry responds with solutions for minimally supported glass applications. This trend toward more glass and less metal often results in using laminated glass with exposed edges, but creates a challenge for glass fabricators as they work to balance safety and aesthetics.

Industry News
Lixil and Grandland Agree to Terminate Planned Permasteelisa Transaction
American Insulated Glass Acquires Assets of Faith Glass
AAMA Updates Specification for Roller Assemblies for Use in Sliding Doors, Lift and Slide Doors
People News
Vitro Architectural Glass Names Ricardo Maiz President
Linetec Promotes Tammy Schroeder to Marketing Manager
Vetrotech Appoints Two New Regional Sales Managers
Soft Tech Appoints New Business Development Manager in North America
Event News
Register for the next Thirsty Thursday webinar: Security Glazing for Schools
Roto Frank Hosts Industry Event on Workforce Pipeline
Product Spotlight
Optimize Production for 2019: 4-EDGE HORIZONTAL GLASS GRINDER

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The compact and quick grinder comes loaded with customizable factory settings and automatically identifies size, thickness, width and position of glass. Prepare for new business growth by checking out our glass grinder here or by calling an HHH technical expert at 412-227-8966.

The Professional Services Perspective: Industry Potpourri
By John Wheaton
With the end of the year approaching, my final blog of 2018 is a collection of industry insights covering interesting technical terms, building codes, project performance requirements and more.
From the Fabricator: Headed Toward 2019
By Max Perilstein
2018 is quickly coming to a close and I have been asked quite a bit recently if there will be any major deals before the year ends. Typically, year-end is a target date for deals. This year, I think we may have a couple, but based on what I am hearing, it will be on the smaller side. 
Great Glazing
Brooklyn Academy of Music South

Contract glazier: Eastern Exterior Wall Systems
Glass fabricatorTechnical Glass Products (podium panels)
Window suppliers: Skyline Windows LLC, Graham Architectural Products
Storefront supplier: Roschmann Group
Metal systems suppliers: Alcoa Architectural Products, PPG (coatings)

The new, 32-story Brooklyn Academy of Music South tower is a slender, mixed-use building with a porous design and an expansive, terraced plaza. Its lower portion includes a large retail space, with Apple occupying the space under the nose of the building and Whole Foods the area along the back. A stepped plaza follows the building’s base, extending upwards to allow for easy outdoor programming while drawing pedestrians towards the 50,000 square foot cultural space on the tower’s lower floors. On top of the base podium sits a 32-story apartment tower, with amenities on the lower floors including a branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, a cinema and a dance studio. A durable and aesthetically pleasing cladding material for the building’s base was a priority.  Read more...





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