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February 5, 2019
From Glass Magazine
NGA Celebrates the NGA-GANA Combination

One year ago, the National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America came together in an historic combination to form the largest trade association serving the architectural glass and metals industry supply chain, including glazing contractors, full-service glass companies, glass fabricators, primary glass manufacturers and suppliers to the industry. 


Industry News
NGA Considers Development of Industry-wide Processed Glass EPD
Press Glass Partners with FeneTech
AGC Glass Begins Production at its Tennessee Plant
Commercial Construction Spending Declines Slightly in November 2018
People News
GGI Appoints Alex Lafaras Chief Financial Officer
Kensington Glass Arts Welcomes Julie Whitehair as Chief of Staff
Biesse Promotes Randy Jamison to EVP of Sales and Marketing in North America
Product Spotlight
Technical Glass Products

Fireframes® Aluminum Series by Technical Glass Products,  provides an attractive narrow alternative to traditional fire-rated hollow metal frames.  Custom extruded cover caps are available and can be finish painted at the factory.  The cutting-edge system combines with Pilkington Pyrostop® fire-rated glass to provide a barrier to radiant and conductive heat transfer, allowing unlimited areas of glazing in fire separations.  Fireframes Aluminum Series carries 60-minutes fire-ratings as a wall assembly, and may incorporate fire-rated doors. 

Reflections on 2018, Eyes on 2019
By Pete de Gorter
The start of a new year is a great time to reflect and evaluate. For DeGorter Inc., we experienced growth in some areas and want to keep that momentum rolling into 2019. I'm sure others can relate. However, we'll be keeping a close eye on labor and the current political environment.
From the Fabricator: Growing Our Base
By Max Perilstein

A story about high school students doing a “signing day” ceremony for kids joining the trades caught my attention. If you are not a sports fan, signing day is a big event in high schools for students picking a college to continue their athletic careers. We as an industry need to keep promoting the greatness of the glass industry and the incredible opportunities we have throughout our ranks. 

Great Glazing
Boston Volvo Village Dealership

Contract glazier: Middlesex Glass Company
Glass manufacturer: Guardian Glass
Window supplier: Universal Window

Boston Volvo Village recently completed the historic renovation of 61 N. Beacon St., now home to its new urban dealership and offices. The main showroom is on the newly-revitalized street level, with additional showroom space on the second floor and service write-up on the ground level. The five-story, 71,000-square-foot historic Beaux Arts building, constructed in 1925, features arched windows, highlighted by a fifty-foot bay window opening to the lobby, which includes a dramatic canopy entrance. Read more...



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