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December 18, 2018
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Backlogs provide a clear picture of current profit margins and available resources for ongoing and future projects. They help a company determine whether it has the resources to take on new jobs and help estimators produce better bids. They help direct a company on everything from when to hire new employees to when to invest in machinery to when to purchase a new truck.

News to Know: Top Headlines of 2018
The top headlines of 2018 show a North American glass industry experiencing exciting growth—including new facilities and planned float linesand facing new challenges—including tariffs and capacity constraints. Following the year’s multiple major acquisitions, and some business restructuring, the industry has a new landscape and new opportunities going into the new year. 

 
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Industry News
Northeast Building Products Expands Production Capacity with Bystronic IG Lines
 
Billco Celebrates 70 Years
 
PGT Grants Restricted Stock to Over 3,000 Employees
 
IBC Announces 2019 Building Safety Month Theme: "No Code. No Confidence."
 
 
People News
Integrated Automation Systems Names Ryan McHugh President
 
Glass Enterprises Welcomes John Peirce as Customer Experience Manager
 
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FIRE PROTECTION WITHOUT COMPROMISING DESIGN
GGI offers a complete range of fire-protective and fire-resistive glass and framing systems, providing the most in life-safety solutions without compromising design aesthetics. From the clearest glass ceramics available in today’s market—and in the largest size, to vision wall systems tested to meet the maximum level of fire-resistance, you can achieve all that you need with one source. Available nationwide through our dealer network. 800-431-2042 or sales@generalglass.com
 
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How to Recession-proof Your Business
By Katy Devlin
Many economists are pointing to a potential slowdown in the U.S. economy after nearly a decade of sustained growth. Marco Terry, managing director of Commercial Capital LLC, emphasizes that, whether or not the economy actually enters a recession in the near future, "it’s always a good time to prepare."
From the Fabricator: The 2018 MVP
By Max Perilstein
We’ve nearly reached the end of the year, and it’s finally time to announce my annual Glass Industry MVP award. It was a tough one this year. I received more input than ever before. Tons of excellent candidates, but in the end, I think I chose the most deserving. 
Great Glazing
River Tides at Greystone

Contract glazier: Pillar Construction
Glass manufacturerVitro Architectural Glass
Window supplier: Crystal Window & Door Systems

River Tides at Greystone, located at 1133 Warburton Avenue, in Yonkers, New York, features two new 10-story towers set along the Hudson River, with spacious lobby and lounge areas, parking garages, a fitness center and spa, and an outdoor pool deck area. The property is within walking distance of the Greystone station of the New York Metro-North Railroad to Manhattan. Window walls up to 96 inches tall offer floor-to-ceiling views of the river and surrounding area from each of the 330 luxury apartment units. Read more...
 
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