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October 1, 2019
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Doors Open for the 2019 Vitrum Glass Machinery Trade Show in Milan
The 2019 Vitrum glass machinery trade show opened today at Fiera Milano Rho in Milan, Italy. It is the 21st edition of the event and runs through Oct. 4. According to organizers, pre-show data points to growth for the show, including a 9 percent increase in total number of exhibitors, backed by a 21.37 percent rise in international stands, and an 11 percent upswing in net surface area. 
 
The December issue of Glass Magazine will feature new handling and transportation products, including lifters and manipulators, vacuum cups, glass trucks and racks, and more. Deadline to submit products is Friday, Oct. 11.
 
Glass Magazine is accepting entries for its 2019 Reader Photo Contest. This year's contest looks to highlight exceptional interiors—including decorative installations, glass floors, doors, walls, stairs, partitions and more. Deadline to submit photos is Friday, Oct. 11.
 
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Industry News
Guardian Glass to Shutter Millbury Plant
 
Convenient Payments Holdings Acquires Mainstreet Computers Inc.
 
NGA Announces Friese Foundation Partnership
 
Quanex Invests in its Mikron Washington Facility
 
 
People News
Troy Johnson to Become President of Harmon
 
Safti First Hires Kevin Frisone for Business Development Role
 
 
At GlassBuild America
Intermac Records its Strongest-ever Attendance at a GlassBuild Show
 
Permasteelisa Participates in Awards Ceremony, GEF at GlassBuild 2019
 
A+W Software Celebrates Software Innovation at GlassBuild America 2019
 
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Product Spotlight
GGI Low-iron glass options up to 3/4"

GGI offers ultra-clear, low-iron glass products in a variety of options including cased goods in thicknesses up to 3/4". Combine traditional low-iron glass and any of these specialty low-iron glass options on your next truckload:

  • Low-iron up to ¾"
  • Anti-reflective
  • Laminated
  • Mirror
  • Patterned
  • Post-temperable white
  • Satin-etched single sided, double and patterns
  • Satin-etched mirror
 
glassblog
Fired Up: GlassBuild Recap
By David Vermeulen
GlassBuild only comes once a year, and it’s a good one to stay up on even if you weren’t able to attend. So, here are my two cents on the show and some notable takeaways.
 
From the Fabricator: Economic Softness
By Max Perilstein
There is no doubt we have hit a slowing point in many of our markets. On the flip side, expectations are that these are just somewhat temporary times and we’ll see positive swings return soon. 
Project News
Trex Fabricates Five-story Staircase for New Salesforce Tower
The consulting firm Accenture opened its new flagship hub in San Francisco’s tallest building, Salesforce Tower. At the center of the 31st – 35th floor renovation is a stunning five-story staircase featuring sawtooth cut glass railing to match the rise of each stair, and shoe mounted glass railing on accompanying overlooks, supplied by Trex Commercial Products.


 

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