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November 3, 2020
From the NGA
NGA Welcomes New Board Members
NGA is pleased to announce four new board members who will begin their terms immediately, as well as a new slate of board officers and returning board members for the 2020-21 term.

Industry News
Xinyi Glass Canada Selects Stratford, Ontario as Site of New Float Facility
NSG Group Introduces Pilkington SaniTise
Eastman Signs Strategic Partnership with SEEN AG to Develop Bird-Friendly Glazing
Hegla Corp. Opens New Headquarters
FGIA Webinar to Give Introduction to IGMA Technical Binder
Vitrum Glass Group Earns first Guardian Select Elite Fabrication Certification
People News
Jorma Vitkala, Founder of GPD, Begins Post-Retirement Work as Industry Advisor
Viracon Promotes Dave Beecher to Plant Manager at Statesboro, GA Facility
Product Spotlight
New year. New machinery. Kickstart 2021.
Looking for new ways to add more value to your glass products and differentiate your business? DFI's new FuseCube Express streamlines the application of Diamon-Fusion protective coating, producing glass products that provide great value to your customers and your business.
However, don't just take our word for it. Hear what Chris Angier, Production Manager at Glazing Concepts, thinks of the FuseCube.
How Can Flexible Software Automation Help Smaller Glass Fabricators?
By Chris Kammer
Most flexible automation solutions are aimed at medium or large companies allowing them to do more with less. But there's plenty of opportunity for smaller fabricators to employ an integrated software solution for increased job efficiency. 
From the Fabricator: OD, PR, and Q&A
By Max Perilstein
I have written a few times on the book "Designing a World-Class Architecture Firm" by Patrick MacLeamy former CEO of HOK. I was lucky enough to get an email interview with Patrick and here is Part 1. You’ll see how his passion comes through here and the book was the same way.  
Take 5: Standout Products
GlassBuild Connect

GlassBuild Connect, which will run through December, features over 600 products from exhibitors.  Register for free to view all products. 

See the full list of exhibitors including these 5 featured companies:


Battellino FP-6

The Battellino FP-6 is a simple, reliable, and easy to use 6 cup wheel edger (also available in 4, 5, and 7 cup). This edger is a great choice for those who need a high-quality polish but do not have the space or budget for a larger machine, say company officials. Easily process up to ¾-foot glass and small parts down to 3 ¼ inches by 3 ¼ inches. The strong conveyor track design and rigid, thick cast iron construction means the Battellino will provide many years of polished edges.


Soft Tech Drawing Module

Automatically produce shop drawings without a CAD license or knowledge, with just a few clicks of a mouse in Soft Tech's Drawing Module. Users don't need a license to produce shop drawings; however, the user will need to have access to the V6 database information to formulate the drawings. Neat features include grid snapping, customized title blocks and multi-page layout options designed to display all required cuts on separate pages, so that users don't miss any detail.


High Speed IG Line

PDS IG Equipment offers a high-speed, low labor, no labor insulating glass line that offers customers an efficient way of processing their insulating glass units. This system easily processes units whether they are stock sizes or made to order. This automated solution comes available with all necessary modules including edge deletion, quality control vision system, automatic spacer processing and placement, glass assembly, gas filling, pressing, custom laser logo and secondary sealing.


Solarban Solar Control, Low-E Glasses

When a commercial or residential project requires elevated levels of occupant comfort and distinguished aesthetics, the Solarban brand of solar control low-emissivity glasses by Vitro Architectural Glass offers unparalleled choices to help companies achieve design objectives. Trusted by architects for half a century, the industry can rely on Solarban glasses to keep occupants comfortable and to realize the boldest visions. Solarban glass products feature some of the highest light-to-solar gain ratios in the industry and are integrated into AviProtek E Bird-Friendly Low-E Glass by Walker Glass. 


FMC 470 Four-Axis CNC Machining Center

The FMC 470 CNC machining center for aluminum profiles features four controlled and interpolating axes. The basic configuration features a liquid-cooled electrospindle, 7 kilowatt, 20,000 revolutions per minute; 9 location tool magazine on head; No. 4 pneumatic vices with positioning through carriage; left retractable fixed pneumatic stop; minimum quantity lubrication with pure oil; a chip and waste collection tank in base; perimeter casing with automatically opening, front retractable doors; X Flow automatic orientation of lubrication nozzles; and automatic lubrication of slide blocks on straight guides and recirculating ball screw lead screws.



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