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December 3, 2019
From Glass Magazine
Workforce Development: Insights on Hiring
Low labor participation rate requires employers to get creative with worker recruitment, employee retention and industry perception.  
Your Input is Needed Regarding Fabricator Education and Glass Recyclability
The National Glass Association is seeking industry input in two important areas: fabricator education and recyclability of architectural glass. A brief survey of fabricators, suppliers and manufacturers will help identify potential educational and training needs. A second survey on recyclability will help the NGA Forming and Fabricating Committees update the association's Recyclability of Architectural Glass Technical Paper. Click the links above to participate in the surveys. 
Industry News
Şişecam Inaugurates Second Float Facility in Italy
Fuyao to Pay $1.3 million in Lawsuit
Architectural Billings Index Rebounds in October
Business News
Hegla and Bystronic Glass End Partnership in Mutual Agreement
Grenzebach to Acquire Float Glass Division of BMT Group
Moag Opens New Facility in Indiana
Vetrotech Saint-Gobain Partners with Architectural Glazing Solutions
LiteSentry Announces Partnership with Benford Capital Partners
People News
Saunders Joins Vitro Architectural Glass as National Architectural Manager
Longtime Crawford-Tracey Executive Randy Beard to Retire
American Insulated Glass Hires Commercial Products Director
Tubelite Promotes through Client Development Manager Trainee Program
Metropolitan Glass Welcomes Richard Doss as Senior Project Manager
Product Spotlight
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Software as an Investment, Not a Cost
By Chris Kammer
Bottlenecks in a glass factory can delay orders, idle employees, frustrate customers, and/or disrupt the entire process, including costing you time and money. However, most bottlenecks can be solved by smarter solutions, including software.
From the Fabricator: BEC Registration Opens, Job Moves, Cool Website and More
By Max Perilstein
Registration is now open for BEC 2020. This year the event is in Nashville, and the early schedule is incredible. Topics that are crucial for the glazing contracting community are on tap. 
Project News
Kinestral's Halio Glass Provides Daylighting Control for Residential Care Facility
Avondzon, a 160-bed residential care center in Belgium, installed Halio smart-tinting glass, developed and manufactured by Kinestral. Halio was used for 132 skylights to create a glass roof that would deliver maximum daylight without sacrificing the comfort of residents and staff.

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