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February 19, 2019
From Glass Magazine
Industry Forecast: Strong but Slowing Economy for 2019

The glass industry is riding high as it heads into 2019, with companies so busy they’re having trouble finding workers to keep up with the demand for their services. But the question that seems to be on everyone’s mind is: will 2019 be the year of the dreaded “R” word, recession? 

Deadline Approaching: Submit Your Products to the Software, Web Tools and Apps Showcase  
The April issue of Glass Magazine will include a showcase of software products, web tools and apps available for the glass and glazing industry. . 

The deadline for all submissions is Wednesday, Feb. 20.

People News
GGI Welcomes Gus Trupiano as National Sales Manager
Vitro Architectural Glass Hires Jim Lamm as Midwest National Architectural Manager
Vitrum Welcomes Jennifer Conrad as Sales Representative for the Pacific Northwest
Roto North America Promotes Juergen Schairer to Director
Industry News
Salem Distributing Announces Distributor Partnership with SmartLift USA
Glass+Metal Symposium in Tampa Opens Registration
Product Spotlight
Goodbye hard work. Hello automation.

DFI’s FuseCube™ is North America’s most used protective coating machine by glass fabricators and the reasons are clear. Its fully-automated system has helped a multitude of fabricators cut labor costs, boost productivity and increase sales.  By streamlining the application of Diamon-Fusion® protective coating on both sides of the glass, customers can enjoy a great value-added benefit and processors are able to gain new business prospects. The FuseCube can treat any size or type of glass including shower glass, IG units, printed glass and much more, and it comes in seven different sizes to accommodate any fabricators needs.

Want to see for yourself? Watch the video here.

Industry Partnerships are Key to Business Success
By Tom O'Malley
As a new blog contributor, I wanted to take this opportunity to give you a look at my past, the chances I took in business, and the partners who supported myself and the business along the way.
From the Fabricator: Great Look!
By Max Perilstein

One of my favorite things is getting latest industry trade magazines and reading them cover-to-cover. This week, my excitement was brought to a whole new level with the release of the new look and feel of Glass Magazine.

Great Glazing
Health Education Building at University of Kansas

Contract glazier: JPI Glass
Glass manufacturer: Vitro Architectural Glass
Glass fabricators: Insulite Glass, Walker Textures (back-painted glass)
Metal systems suppliers: Kawneer Co., Ceco Door (metal doors), Arconic Architectural Products (metal panels)

Located in Kansas City, Kansas, the five-story, 171,000-square-foot University of Kansas Medical Center Health Education Building serves as the primary teaching facility for the schools of medicine, nursing and health professions. The new facility features a transparent, glazed “lantern” box surrounding two interior structures, which are embedded with terracotta tubes, referred to as ribs. Flexible learning studios and state-of-the-art clinical skills labs float within the box to show off the core of the building’s curriculum to the public. The design further embodies the facility’s goals of connectivity and collaboration in its glass-enclosed pedestrian bridge, which spans 250 feet. The bridge, which passes through the center of the structure and connects it to adjacent buildings, provides 6,000 square feet of lounge, meeting and student-activity space. Glass delivers natural daylight throughout the building, provides ample exterior views and fosters a sense of openness to the education process that the design was seeking. Read more...

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