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January 29, 2019
From Glass Magazine
A New Vision and Fresh Momentum at the NGA Annual Conference

About 120 glass industry technical leaders gathered in Naples, Florida, last week for the 2019 Annual Conference for the National Glass Association. During the three-day meeting, issues such as product transparency requirements and the industry’s role in promoting occupant health took center stage.

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Industry News
YKK AP America Opens New Manufacturing Facility in Cincinnati
British Glass Calls for Stability in the Event of No-Deal Brexit
ABI Eases in December After a Strong Year
Event News
Technical and Advocacy Activities Move Forward at NGA Annual Conference
Industry Volunteers Take Center Stage at NGA Annual Conference
People News
Gateway Extrusions Promotes Simone Bradley to Maintenance Manager
Azon Appoints Margaret Roberts COO
Product Spotlight
Durabuilt Expands with Diamon-Fusion® Glass Protection

Durabuilt Windows and Doors is now pleased to offer Diamon-Fusion protective coating on the interior and exterior glass of their award-winning windows. By chemically bonding to the glass, Diamon-Fusion transforms ordinary glass into a high-performing, hydrophobic surface. The protective coating was successfully presented by Durabuilt at both the Calgary and Edmonton Renovation Shows demonstrating first-hand how Diamon-Fusion prevents staining, cuts cleaning time/expenses and allows homeowners to enjoy their beautiful window views for longer.

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Future of Glass—From Transparency to Technology
By Katy Devlin
What’s driving future glass trends? Transparency, performance and technology, according to Lisa Rammig, senior associate for Eckersley O’Callaghan. Rammig spoke Jan. 23 during the 2019 National Glass Association Annual Conference in Naples, Florida. 
From the Fabricator: Almost Right
By Max Perilstein

The latest Architectural Billings Index came out and I was almost correct with my prediction of it being underwater this month. The ABI came in at 50.4, which is barely beating the break-even 50 mark. I knew softening was coming, just not as much as I thought.

Great Glazing
Oregon Zoo Education Center

Contract glazier: Battle Ground 
Glass manufacturer: Vitro Architectural Glass
Glass fabricators: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Walker Textures
Metal systems supplier: Benson Industries

The new Oregon Zoo Education Center includes classrooms, a lecture hall and a nature exploration station. The center is the entry point for thousands of children who participate in zoo camps and classes each year, and expands the zoo’s conservation education programs and activities through federal and municipal partnerships. Intended to promote environmental learning and activity as well as to inspire visitors, the 20,000 square-foot facility makes extensive use of bird-friendly floor-to-ceiling glass to prevent collisions. The glazing systems support the center’s mission and help meet the project’s stringent goal of net-zero annual energy use. Read more...



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