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October 6, 2020
From the NGA
NGA Extends GlassBuild Connect Through 2020
NGA announced that GlassBuild Connect will continue through December 2020, providing registered attendees on-demand access to more than 70 education presentations, and products and services from 300-plus exhibiting companies at The announcement came at the conclusion of the month-long glass and fenestration online event that drew thousands of attendees from across the world. 
NGA will modify its NGA Glass Conference: Clearwater Beach event to take place online on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. This shift is due to the continued precautions surrounding travel and group gatherings because of the pandemic. “Protecting the industry is an ever-expanding realm of activity that now includes keeping our members, volunteers and staff safe,” says Nicole Harris, NGA president & CEO. 
MFG Day shows students, parents, teachers and community leaders what a career in modern manufacturing looks like, and empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.

Industry News
ICYMI at GlassBuild Connect: The State of Manufacturing, Women in Construction, New Products and More
Complete the NGA Installing Committee Specifications Survey by Oct. 15
FGIA Updates Two Anchorage Technical Documents
Chicago Department of Buildings Offering Training on 2019 Construction Codes
People News
NSG Group Announces Organizational Changes and Executive Officer Appointments
Standard Bent Glass Names Jon Johnson National Sales Manager
Linetec Hires Jason Morrey as Safety Manager
YKK AP America Hires John Lutes to Lead Technology and Business Solutions Group
Paradigm Hires Cory Kellum as Account Executive
Business News
Atlas Holdings Completes Acquisition of Permasteelisa
Assa Abloy Acquires Olimpia Hardware
South Town Glass Achieves NACC Certification
Pulp Studio Wins Architect's Newspaper Best of Products Editors' Pick for Precision Edge Technology
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope Launches Online Portal for Interactive Learning
Product Spotlight
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Groundhog Day - Are you inexplicably living the same day over and over again?
By Dave Vermeulen
When faced with the same challenges repeatedly, instead of throwing in the towel, we have the unique opportunity to look at what is and isn’t working with a critical and measured eye. This may mean it’s time to expand on what’s driving sales, effectively adding to your customer base or expediting the supply chain process.  
From the Fabricator: 15 Years!
By Max Perilstein
It was in October of 2005 that I started this blog. Never in my wildest dreams did I think 15 years later I’d still be plugging away, week after week posting, but here I am. Fifteen years this month. Allow me to please take a quick look backwards, especially for those of you new folks who found me thanks to GlassBuild.  
Take 5: Standout Companies
GlassBuild Connect

Though GlassBuild Connect's live content ended on Sept. 30, the online event will continue through December. See products from 5 first-time exhibitors below, and  explore the complete exhibitor list. Make sure to  register for GlassBuild Connect to unlock all exhibitor content from the show. 


Strainoptics is a manufacturer of polarimeters and polariscopes, non‑destructive stress measurement instruments for the glass and plastics industries.

The company's GASP, grazing angle surface polarimeter, has been the industry standard tool for measuring surface compression in soda-lime float glass for decades, say officials. Strainoptics is excited to announce the release of the newest GASP, the GASP PRO, which captures and stores surface stress measurements via a new software package, a mobile phone and a WiFi network.


Founded in 1986, on an area of 20 square meters, Kaban Makina has become a company that produces high technology PVC and aluminum machining centers in a 30,000 square meter area. The company's main idea is "doing the job correctly and completely," and they are continuing production activities which started with hydraulic cylinders, lathes, and milling works. Kaban Makina now has a production capacity of 5,000 machines per year, with 50 different machine types exported to more than 100 countries. Easily accessible products, solutions and services are shaped by their R&D studies.


Krownlab offers a comprehensive line of sliding door hardware for single, bi-parting, and bypassing glass doors. The company’s innovative Rorik shower system sets the industry standard in its product category, say officials. Rorik is a completely customizable frameless glass sliding door system with adjustment features at wall, fixed panel, and door panel attachment points.


From architectural hardware to furniture fittings, Hawa Sliding Solutions is the global technology and market leader of sliding solutions with two manufacturing facilities in Switzerland and over 50 years of experience creating and developing hardware that represents the epitome of Swiss quality.
The Hawa and EKU product lines form a complete range of sliding solutions for rooms, furniture and buildings. From standard sliding doors to custom cabinetry to complex stacking wall systems, the company's hardware systems are known around the globe for their quality, engineering and innovation.


Frameless Hardware Company is a manufacturer and supplier to the glass, glazing, and fenestration industries. The company provides a complete range of tools and supplies as well as innovative hardware product solutions for frameless shower doors, commercial storefronts, architectural railings and transaction windows. FHC's products, services, and ethics are backed by a team of highly knowledgeable industry veterans that effectively combines technical competency, product expertise, and small business ideologies.


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