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September 29, 2020
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Glass Magazine: Industry Trends | Software & Digital Tools
One of the immediate results of the pandemic appears to be the rise in digital spaces and tools, and the increased adoption of software. Still, the industry has further to go in terms of getting equipment—and people—online, say industry leaders. Check out the final installment in Glass Magazine's Industry Trends series. 
 
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.
 
The final full week of GlassBuild Connect presented more than 15 education sessions, 130+ new product introductions, 10 demo videos and more. 
 
 
 
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Business News
AGC Glass Europe Plans Closure of One Float Glass Furnace in Boussois, France
 
Saint-Gobain Proposes Line Closure at Spanish Plant
 
Guardian Glass Launches New Float Line at Czestochowa Plant
 
Vitro Names Shettler Mid-South Commercial Account Manager
 
The Frameless Hardware Company Partners with Quikserv
 
 
Industry News
ABI August 2020: Architecture Firm Billings Still Show Little Sign of Improvement
 
Construction Starts Post Solid Gain in August
 
2021 FGIA Annual Conference to be Held Virtually
 
Product Spotlight
New Ventilated Glass Facades
Engineered for ease and speed of installation, Bendheim’s ventilated glass facades require no glass holes or notches. Each glass panel installs independently of its neighbors using field-adjustable compression fittings. At Kinnick Stadium, 20,000 sq. ft. of glass installed in just two months. At the West Madison Parking Structure in Chicago, eliminating the need for costly steel substructures through design-assist saved the project over $1 million. Call 800-221-7379 ext.5.
 
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Manufacturing with a Skilled Labor Shortage
By William Downing
Every year projects become more complicated, and skilled workers become harder to find. That means construction is becoming more and more challenging. In response, the most effective owners are turning to technology to help them bring projects to life on time and on budget. 
From the Fabricator: Finishing Strong
By Max Perilstein
Well here we are, another month down as we steam toward the end (thankfully) of 2020. And, also, with the end of the month comes the end of the awesome GlassBuild Connect event. It has been a heck of a run, and this week it finishes strong with some amazing panels. 
Take 5: Standout Companies
GlassBuild Connect

GlassBuild Connect continues this week, welcoming more than 300 exhibitors. See product videos from our Take 5 exhibitors--and many more--when you register for GlassBuild Connect.


HHH TEMPERING RESOURCES

HHH Tempering leverages its 90 years of technical expertise to build equipment partnerships with industry-leading global manufacturers like NorthGlass, IGis, K-Star and LNBF.  The company's new offerings include:

  • Chemical and heat soak furnaces
  • Glass laminating systems
  • Technical maintenance agreements
ERDMAN AUTOMATION CORP.

Erdman is featuring a ground-breaking new concept in insulating glass production. This line will offer higher IG output, lower cost and a smaller footprint than traditional IG lines, say company officials. The company offers machines to turnkey production lines with over 20 years experience serving the window and door, commercial glass, insulating glass, and solar industry.

LISEC

LiSEC is a globally operating group which has been offering innovative individual and complete solutions in the field of flat glass processing and finishing for almost 60 years. The performance portfolio includes machines, software solutions and services. 

INTERMAC AMERICA

Intermac is a leading manufacturer of machinery for processing glass. The company offers a complete range of machines and systems for glass machining including CNC Machines, cutting tables, vertical machines, edging machines, waterjet machines, storage systems and handling equipment. Through an extensive distribution network of subsidiaries and dealers, Intermac offers personalized customer assistance from pre-sales to after-sales support.

QUANEX BUILDING PRODUCTS

Quanex’s nationwide screens production facilities are solely dedicated to manufacturing custom screens for its customers, with the highest detail paid to quality and efficiency. Customers can eliminate raw material and finished goods inventory, eliminate costs and equipment required for fabricating screens, and enhance your balance sheet by redirecting capital from screen-making equipment and materials toward higher-margin, primary manufacturing activities.

 
 

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