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September 22, 2020
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Glass Magazine: Industry Trends | Handling & Transportation
Get insights from leading companies on design trends for handling and transportation equipment, as well as a look at challenges facing this market segment. In 2020, suppliers say they are responding to trends for larger and more complex glass products and demand for increasingly touch-free solutions in the factory.
See at-a-glance what’s happening at GlassBuild Connect the week of September 21. Get “add to calendar” links for all the sessions you want to attend. Easily find exhibitors, see the full calendar and click through to the product showcase. Registration for GlassBuild Connect is free. 
Glass Magazine's November/December issue will feature its Top Metal Companies report, an exclusive industry standard. Glaziers that fabricate metal, as well as metal finishing/coating manufacturers, are encouraged to participate in this year's report. Submit by the extended deadline of Sept. 29 to be a part of this feature.   

Industry News
Trump Administration Lifts Reimposed Canadian Aluminum Tariffs
DOL Revises Regulations for Paid Leave under FFCRA
Construction Starts Post Solid Gain in August
Glasstec Releases Virtual Conference Program
Business News
Apogee Enterprises Announces Planned Retirement of CEO Joe Puishys
Saint-Gobain Starts New Jumbo Coater at Polish Plant
Association News
NGA Releases New Resource on Vacuum Insulating Glazing
ICYMI: Was There a Second Shooter? PLUS: Video Demos and More
Installing Companies | NGA Installing Committee Specifications Survey
Announcing the Honorees! Glass Magazine Awards Special Recognition Program: Innovation During Crisis
Product Spotlight
Patterned and Textured Glass from GGI
GGI offers a complete range of patterned glass in a variety of designs and textures. The varying levels of transparency allow just the right amount privacy and light transmission desired for each unique application, including doors, partition walls, shower enclosures, cabinetry, and so much more. Low-Iron Reeded glass is now available in 4mm, 6mm and 10mm. GGI makes sourcing specialty glass easy.
Supply Chain Growing Pains
By Dustin Anderson
This year is a whole different level of business for everyone. Closing the doors for some for a period of time, loss in business for others, and we can go on and on about the issues that 2020 has presented to our industry. It’s a different business world these days and my mantra is truer than ever: you have to be able to adapt. 
From the Fabricator: Huge Retirement
By Max Perilstein
The big news from the industry this week was the announced planned retirement of Apogee CEO Joe Puishys. I have been a huge fan of Joe’s from the first time I heard him speak at BEC and believe he is an excellent leader and representative of our industry. 
Take 5: Standout Companies
GlassBuild Connect

GlassBuild Connect continues this week, welcoming more than 300 exhibitors. Check out our Take 5 exhibitors--and many more--when you register for GlassBuild Connect. 


Wakefield Equipment offers a full line of glass and material handling equipment to manufacturers of windows and doors, storefront and curtain wall, and solar panels. Complete assembly lines, racks and dollies, tilt and caster tables, grid and spacer application tables, v-notch, chop and up-cut saws, stretch wrappers, TigerStop and more. The company specializes in custom equipment. 


Salem's machinery and equipment has been hand-picked from manufacturers that have a worldwide proven track record of performance and value, say company officials. The company represents Denver, a line of CNC work-centers including the Advance Plus vertical CNC with zero set up and options for robotic automation. They offer Fratelli Pezza sand blasting machinery, Zafferani mills/drills including the AZV Mill 1000, ChemWest water filtration systems as well as equipment for edging, beveling, material handling, robotic automation and more.

Keraglass is a glass fabricator, with a range of offerings, including flat and curved glass tempering and laminating, traditional screen printing and enamelling, digital printing, laminating and washing. Keraglass is a highly reliable partner for manufacturers in all sectors in which glass plays a key role, say officials.
Hegla is a manufacturer of glass processing equipment from cutting tables to fully automated loading, stacking, cutting and breakout, sorting, remnant management, accumulators, rotators, conveying systems, optimization software and laser marking systems. The company also offer full service robotics integrator to provide complete and flexible solutions for most any application.
Forel is present abroad with its offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Toronto, Canada; and Moscow, Russia. It can also count on a network of 30 commercial local agencies to guarantee its global world presence, say company officials. Forel's solutions are installed in over 70 countries, thanks to the technology achieved in the vertical laminated glass cutting, sorting solutions, vertical glass processing and in the production of insulated and laminated glass units.

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