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November 19, 2019
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State of the Industry: Glass companies tackle labor, performance and economic challenges
More than 8,200 glass and glazing professionals gathered Sept. 17-19 in Atlanta for GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo. In the face of vibrant conditions, notable headwinds emerged—labor top among them, followed by the increasing demand for high-performance products and the overall uncertainty of the construction economy. 
 
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Industry News
October Construction Starts Fall 11 Percent
 
NGA Announces Schedule and Registration Opening for BEC Conference
 
Register for the next Thirsty Thursday webinar: New SGCC Plant Quality Assurance Requirements for 2020
 
AAMA and IGMA Release Schedule of FGIA Events
 
 
Business News
Aldora Opens New Coral Springs Facility
 
Apogee Enterprises Enters Cooperation Agreement with Engaged Capital
 
Thermoseal Purchases New Warm Edge Spacer Production Site in UK
 
New Glass Guru Franchise Opens in Bowie, Maryland
 
 
People News
Consolidated Glass Holdings Names Robert T. Cummings as President and CEO
 
Salem Promotes Two to Sales Director Roles
 
Soft Tech Adds Alex Bozga to Support and Training Team
 
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Product Spotlight
Multi-Component, Neutral-Cure, Silicone Sealant for Structural Glazing

Tremco’s® Proglaze® II is a multi-component, high-modulus silicone sealant consisting of a white base and a black curing agent that, when mixed through a pump, cures to a tough, flexible rubber.

Developed specifically for in-plant, 2-and 4-sided structural glazing and curtain wall applications, Proglaze II shortens cure time which results in reduced production time. Learn more about Tremco’s full line of silicone sealants at www.tremcosealants.com.

 
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Project Management: Keys to Clarifying a Critical Role
By John Wheaton
Project managers are the gatekeepers of each company’s clients, values, projects, profits and quality. This should produce a sober reality on making clear their roles and responsibilities. This is easy to say, and difficult to do. 
The Best Career Advice I've Heard as a Construction Industry Professional
By Diana San Diego
This year, I had the opportunity to participate in a leadership conference—and yes, it happened to be geared towards women working the construction industry. However, I would say that the key takeaways I got from this two-day conference and networking event would benefit not just women, but anybody in our industry. 
From the Fabricator: Glass Getting a Positive Push
By Max Perilstein
At the end of last month Microsoft founder Bill Gates wrote a pretty fascinating blog post. The post was headlined “Buildings are Bad for the Climate,” and he went deep into the issues he sees the traditional building causing our world going forward. It was truly nice to see at least one of our product lines get a positive push from someone as respected and well-known as Gates. 
Project News
Faour Glass Supplies Creative Expertise to $1.5 Billion Expansion
Faour Glass Technologies had a rare chance to showcase its diverse glass capabilities at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s $1.5 billion expansion project in Seminole, Florida.

Faour’s creativity and engineering expertise can be seen in three major installations throughout the property, say company officials. The main entrance features huge Slimpact XL Windows that are 6-foot wide by 20-foot tall each. The windows rise above five sets of Slimpact Doors, with two automated. To add drama, Faour Glass installed custom colored, nature-inspired laminated cladding, fabricated by Savoy Studios, on all the entrance columns. As guests step inside, they experience an Oculus Water Feature that includes 14 panels of custom-laminated glass where water runs down one side of the glass.

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