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January 7, 2020
From Glass Magazine
Introducing the New Glass Magazine Website
Glass Magazine rings in the New Year with a relaunch of its website, The new website offers essential glass industry content and news in a more organized, accessible and mobile-friendly format. It is designed to better connect readers with the information they need to meet customer demands, address leading challenges, keep up with trends and run more profitable glass businesses.
In the March 2020 issue, Glass Magazine will present the Top Glass Fabricators Special Report, offering a comprehensive view of the glass fabrication market in the United States and Canada. Complete the survey by Jan. 8.
Industry News
Glasswerks Acquires Northwestern Industries Inc.
Guardian Glass Opens New Asia-Pacific Headquarters in Thailand
Piab Group Acquires TAWI Group, Manufacturer of Lifting Solutions
AAMA and IGMA Officially Combine as Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance
Technoform Associate Earns NFRC Simulator Certification
People News
Chad Hoffmann Promoted to President of Wausau Window and Wall Systems
Linetec Promotes Phil Hanke to Senior Buyer
Social Media Services from Mainstreet Computers

Mainstreet Computers offers glass industry clients a range of web services, including social media integration into its custom-built websites, as well as social media management. “The glass industry is very competitive and by ensuring a strong online presence you make yourself more visible, build your brand, and reach a further demographic,” says Diane Staples, sales representative, Mainstreet Computers. 

The Great Debate - Framed or Frameless Showers
By Chris Phillips
Within the shower enclosure world there is a constant debate on what is truly a frameless enclosure. It’s interesting that industry professionals would have different opinions about what is and isn’t frameless. 
From the Fabricator: 2020 - First Look
By Max Perilstein
For this opening post, we’ll talk economic forecasts yet again now that pretty much all of the analysts have weighed in. The majority of data points to a similar year, economy-wise, to 2019. Solid but not spectacular, but also not dreadful, so I take that as positive. 
Project News
Ellison Balanced Doors Completes Amherst College's New Science Center
Established in 1821, Amherst College is a private, not-for-profit liberal arts college located roughly two hours west of Boston. The college’s former science building was unable to accommodate today’s technologies, equipment and overall methods for effective teaching and learning. For that reason, Amherst College needed a new, innovative building to create an open learning environment delivered through sustainable design. 

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