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December 10, 2019
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Glass Industry Closes 2019 with a Festive Glass Expo West
Glass Expo West hosted a busy tradeshow floor, despite a rare rainy day in California. Held Dec. 4-5 at the San Diego Convention Center, the event provided educational seminars and a tradeshow floor representing glass industry suppliers.

Recyclability and Re-use of Glass Survey
We Need Your Input! The National Glass Association Forming and Fabricating Committees are in the process of updating the association’s Recyclability of Architectural Glass Technical Paper. In an effort to reflect the most current industry trends and practices, task group members have developed a survey to gather information on company data and processes regarding specific recycling practices and goals.
Business News
YKK AP Acquires Erie Architectural Products Group
FeneTech and Siemens Announce Partnership
Crystal Windows Celebrates 30th Anniversary in 2020
Industry News
WDMA Criticizes Decision to Reinstate Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on Argentina and Brazil
NGA Welcomes Utah Glass Association as Affiliated Chapter
People News
Consolidated Glass Holdings Appoints Tracy Rogers as Technical Services Director
National Glass Association Welcomes New Board Members
Trautman Joins Vitro Architectural Glass as National Architectural Manager
Tubelite Promotes Mary Avery to Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Velux Group Implements New Organizational Structure, Names CEO
Product Spotlight
Hydraulic speed dial from Quattrolifts

Quattrolifts added a variable hydraulic speed dial to its Vector 880, Vector 880 Off Road and Vector 1800 Off Road glazing robots, alleviating glazier concerns about jerky movement when micro movement is required, say company officials. Using the dial, glaziers can manipulate glass lites and windows weighing upwards of 1,800 pounds with micrometer precision, mitigating a large fear of damaging expensive glass while also improving safety.

Are You Top Gun When It Comes to Innovation?
By Dave Vermeulen
I was recently turned onto a podcast called The Rewatchables, which features a round table discussion of movies the hosts can’t seem to stop watching. It got me thinking about using the show's methods for our industry.
From the Fabricator: My List of Best Buildings of 2019
By Max Perilstein
I went in search of the year-end "best lists," found a few, and have to say I’m pretty bummed on the selections that some of the pubs made for “best” of the year. Instead of those lists, here’s my top five buildings, in no order, of the year!
Project News
Fire-Rated Glass Floors Offer Protection and Views at Historic Lexington Courthouse
Constructed in 1899, the historic Fayette County Courthouse was one of the first fully electrified structures in the city. Its heralded central dome used electric lighting to create a star-like ceiling visible to occupants from the ground floor entrance. But in the 1960s, this one-of-a-kind viewing experience was obscured, and has only been recently restored with the aid of Technical Glass Products’ Fireframes ClearFloor product.

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