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October 29, 2019
From Glass Magazine
3 Financial Strategies for Uncertain Times
We have had a very volatile year, and concerns of a softening economy have returned. This article presents three trends in the current market in addition to suggestions regarding how to navigate this environment while improving cash flow, decreasing general risk, or both.

Industry News
The Novatech Group Acquires Laurier
First Solar Begins Production at New Manufacturing Facility in Lake Township
Roto Frank of America Wins Manufacturer of the Year Award
ABI Increases, Remains Sluggish in September
People News
Vitro Architectural Glass Names Sutton National Architectural Manager
Kensington Glass Arts Welcomes Two New Hires
Graham Architectural Products Adds Two New Reps
Bovone North America Hires General Manager
Quanex Names New Territory Sales/National Account Manager for the Northwest
Product Spotlight
Silicon Dense Rubber Extrusions - Custom Designs. Patented Solutions.

Tremco’s Spectrem® Restoration Overlay is designed specifically to eliminate what would be a costly and time-consuming process to restore the weathertightness to these systems. While a typical restoration would include deglazing, resealing and disassembling the skylight system, our patented restoration system eliminates those laborious steps with a cost-effective, durable gasket overlay that is streamlined, aesthetically pleasing and designed for lasting performance.

Eighteen Months Later: an Insider's Perspective on an Acquisition
By Gareth Francey
After my company, Bohle America, made its first acquisition, we spent a lot of time analyzing the new company and understood that there would be work in integrating the many moving parts of one into the other. However, it was only after spending time in each other’s daily business that we understood how large a task this would be.
From the Fabricator: ABI Slowdown and a Big Time Thank You
By Max Perilstein
Another Architectural Billings Index was released this past week, and it showed a slight negative result at 49.7, with problem areas in the North and Midwest. Those regions performed poorly which is a worry since some of those locations are already in a softening stage.
Project News
New 181 Fremont Tower Sports Glass Facade
Designed to be the most resilient tall condominium on the West Coast, 181 Fremont’s 435,000 square-feet was engineered for superior performance, including the innovative, unitized curtainwall system featuring Solarban 70XL glass by Vitro Architectural Glass.


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