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May 7, 2019
From Glass Magazine
Tariffs and Taxes: One Year In
While the tariff and tax policies of the Trump administration were designed to produce economic growth, the combined impact of both initiatives created a complex effect on construction’s economic landscape, according to industry economists.

The 2019 Glass Magazine Awards: Nomination Form and Details
Glass Magazine invites submissions for the 2019 Glass Magazine Awards program, featuring brand-new categories. Please submit your nomination online by May 24, 2019. 
May 6 marks the beginning of Construction Safety Week. To recognize this important topic, the editorial staff at Glass Magazine collected recent glass industry resources regarding safety and injury prevention on the jobsite.
Industry News
Employee Dies in Accident at Virginia Glass Products
Trump Renews 25% Tariff Threat on Chinese Goods
View CEO Responds to Proposed NYC Legislation
AAMA Releases 2018/2019 Industry Review and Forecast
Business News
NSG Group Breaks Ground on Ohio Plant
Unelko Partners with ADA Distribuciones to Distribute Invisible Shield Glass Products
People News
GGI Promotes Scott Cook to Regional Director
W&W Glass Names Tim Finley Architectural Sales Rep
FeneTech Promotes Samantha Hudeck to Manager of Administrative Services
The Glass Guru Welcomes Newest Franchise Owner in Tennessee
Product Spotlight
FireLite® Fire-Rated Glass Products from Technical Glass Products
Offering superior visual clarity, FireLite® fire-rated glass ceramic enables design professionals to meet fire-safety codes without compromising aesthetics in schools, offices and other commercial buildings. The FireLite family of products features ultraHD® Technology for improved color, clarity and surface quality. The exceptional fire-rated glass passes the required hose stream test, is available with fire ratings up to three hours and is classified and labeled with Underwriters Laboratories. Impact safety options are available.

A Good Employee is Hard to Find
By Gareth Francey
There is a high demand for high-quality people out there and employers are willing to pay the premium at the moment—or at least pass these costs on down the line. I am just not sure this trend can continue.
From the Fabricator: Opportunity is Ours
By Max Perilstein

After last week's news about a potential ban on building with glass in New York, it is now back to us to be better at how we communicate our products and how our industry represents ourselves. This is an opportunity for us. 

Great Glazing
McKinnon Center for Management, University of New Mexico

Contract glazier:  Western Commercial Glass
Glass supplier: Pleotint/Suntuitive
Metal supplier: Parasoleil

The University of New Mexico Anderson School’s new McKinnon Center for Management is designed to promote interaction among faculty, staff and students, while serving as a model for sustainable business in New Mexico. Featuring high-tech classrooms, experiential learning spaces and collaborative study rooms, the Center provides a new gateway to the Albuquerque campus. A two-story central atrium serves as a focal point and gathering space. Project goals included maximizing building performance and occupant comfort, while maintaining an appearance inspired by the sculptural forms of New Mexico’s pueblos. Challenged by intense sunlight, architects designed deeply recessed windows and specified thermochromic glazing to maximize energy efficiency, create a comfortable workspace and harmonize with the building’s contrasting stucco and metal systems. Read more...


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