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September 1, 2020
From the NGA
GlassBuild Connect Kicks Off Today
GlassBuild Connect, being held online at, opens today and will run through Sept. 30. For the next month, the industry will have access to a packed schedule featuring industry-focused programming and product exploration, presentations, demonstrations, roundtables, Q&As and more. More than 300 industry suppliers are participating as exhibitors, while 16 leading associations and organizations collaborated with NGA on content. Registration is free. See the Full Schedule

Architectural glass continues to expand in size, and since the pandemic, in applications. Industry leaders see continued relevance for the aesthetic, and protective, qualities of glass in architectural building. Check out the first in this on-going series, which will look at product trends across the glass industry.

People News
Vitro Names Martin Bracamonte Vice President, Marketing and Innovation
Salem Adds Account Manager for the Northeast
William "Bill" M. Hannay, Legal Counsel for Glass Industry Organizations, Dies at Age 76
YKK AP America Appoints New Organizational Development and Engagement Leader
Roto Frank of America Welcomes New HR Manager
Industry News
The Glass Guru Franchise Posts Second Consecutive Record Month
Cancelled Projects Result in Declining Construction Employment
Faro Acquires Swedish Tech Firm
FGIA Updates Selection and Application Guide for Plastic Glazed Skylights and Sloped Glazing
Product Spotlight
New Taper-Loc® Adjustable Glass Railing Kits from CRL

Ordering and installing glass railing systems just got easier. New CRL Taper-Loc® Adjustable Glass Railing Kits come complete with the base shoe, cladding, and adjustable taper sets that let glaziers secure and adjust glass panels for precise alignment. Kits are available in three popular finishes and support all dry-glaze mounting methods. Learn More 

Gumption: In the Glass and Fenestration Industry, We Press On. Always.
By Andrew Haring

Good golly what I wouldn’t give for some good ol’ fashioned precedented times, finally. Don’t worry, this isn’t another “in this together” warm and fuzzy read—you can find those elsewhere, some even penned by me. This one is about business and perspective. This is a battle cry. 

From the Fabricator: It's Time!
By Max Perilstein
It is finally here. GlassBuild Connect kicks off this week, and for the next month we’ll be focused on the best that our industry has to offer. Obviously, this year is like no other and GlassBuild being an online experience is like nothing else out there. I am honored to work on the team there to bring you a truly genuine and caring event. 
Project News
Trex Commercial Products Systems Enhance Fan Experience at New Chase Center
The Chase Center is a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose arena for sports and entertainment located in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood. Home to the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, the new complex is the city’s largest indoor venue, featuring an 18,064-seat arena, 100,000 square feet of mixed-use/retail space, and underground parking. 

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