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‘Most clicked’ e-glass weekly news stories, October 2011 issue of Glass Magazine
October 3, 2011
COMMERCIAL, RETAIL, FABRICATION
  • Laminated glass to replace tempered balcony panels at troubled Toronto condos
    In an Aug. 17 statement to the media, Lanterra Developments, developer of the Toronto condominium developments that have been shedding glass balcony lites in recent months, announced that it will immediately remove the glass panels and railing systems in the affected buildings at the Bedford, Grenville and Grosvenor addresses. Lanterra is taking this action at the recommendation of independent engineering expert, BVDA Facade Engineering, which examined two of the properties in question.
  • CRL gives a glimpse of the new U.S. Aluminum
    U.S. Aluminum, now a division of C.R. Laurence Co., is up and running with 11 service center and manufacturing locations across the United States and Canada, according to an Aug. 19 company release. C.R. Laurence acquired U.S. Aluminum in July.
  • Florida glaziers embracing licensing requirements, says SEGA executive director
    A new law took effect in Florida, July 1, requiring contract glaziers obtain a license to complete glass and glazing work in residential and commercial applications. HB 849, which was passed during the 2011 legislative session and signed by Governor Rick Scott on June 24, changed the glass and glazing contractor category from a specialty licensing category to a Division II licensing category.
  • Trulite to lay off 46 in Tennessee
    Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions will lay off 46 employees at the formerly named ACI Glass Products location in Shelby County, Tenn.
  • MGM looks to raze CityCenter's Harmon
    MGM Resorts International is seeking county approval to implode the Harmon tower, part of the CityCenter development in Las Vegas.
  • High-rise window breaks in downtown Indianapolis, raining glass
    Police shut down a one block stretch of Indianapolis' Ohio Street after a window shattered on a downtown high-rise, sending small pieces of glass crashing to the pavement, Aug. 31, according to a same-day IndyStar.com report.
  • Viracon adjusts coatings offerings
    Officials from Viracon announced it will decrease the frequency of its least requested current coating runs in order to increase the pace of new coatings development, according to an Aug. 15 company release.