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September 10, 2019
From Glass Magazine
Automate Your Business to Stay Ahead
Several software technologies are expected to see a rise in adoption. They include project management software, scheduling software and building information modeling, or BIM. Another is manufacturer-supplied estimating software. Such software offers several advantages in the face of an insufficient workforce.


Business News
Hegla Announces Majority Stake in Taifin Glass Machinery
Walker Glass Promotes Upper Management
Q-railing Expands with Branch in New York
H.B. Fuller Opens New Window and IG Technical Center of Excellence
Industry News
China Retaliates Against 15% US Tariff
Dodge Momentum Index Moves Lower in August
At GlassBuild America
GED Launches The GED Store at GlassBuild America
A+W Software to Showcase New Software Solutions at GlassBuild America
H.B. Fuller Promotes Top Products at GlassBuild America
EnduroShield to Exhibit Latest Innovations at GlassBuild America
Product Spotlight
Pilkington Optifloat™ glass products

Pilkington Optifloat™ glass products include a variety of high performance tints. The range includes six different tints that reduce unwanted heat gain while admitting high natural daylight to enhance visual performance and lower artificial lighting needs. The tints can be combined with durable pyrolytic coatings, including Pilkington Solar-E™ Plus, a solar control low-e. Both aesthetically pleasing and performance driven, Pilkington Optifloat™ tints open up numerous design opportunities.


Walk the Walk
By Andrew Haring
GlassBuild America takes place next week in Atlanta, Georgia. If you’ve seen or spoken with me at any point over the last three months, this shouldn’t come as news to you. And while I’ve likely told you “why” you should go to GlassBuild, this message is personal.
Potpourri: a Few Reflections on the Industry
By John Wheaton
This month’s blog comes from the gut; I want to look at a range of critical issues facing our industry, from the risks of unclear terms in contracts to the challenge of inexperience among design and construction professionals. 
From the Fabricator: Quick Hits
By Max Perilstein
Congrats to everyone who picked up the most prestigious honor in our industry with the announcements of the winners of the Glass Magazine Awards. Some incredible projects and products noted, and I am sure the judges had their hands full in the voting process. 
Project News
New Florida Public Safety Complex Redefines Security
The city of Tavares, Florida, held a grand opening of its newly constructed Public Safety Complex. The two-story, 38,527-square-foot facility houses the city’s police, fire and Emergency Operations Center. Winco’s 3350 series fixed windows were installed with framing and glazing designed to meet FEMA P-361 standards for tornado and hurricane safety ratings and to withstand 180 mph winds with flying debris impact testing of a 15-pound 2-by 4-inch missile traveling at 100 mph.


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