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  • Simple steps can prevent large problems
     Safety has always been in the forefront of the American consciousness. With recent events here and abroad, safety—or the lack of it—has become an all-too-common topic. Whether you drive a glass truck or a minivan full of children, safety can never be taken for granted. However, if you are the guy driving the glass truck, some simple but vital steps can decrease the chances of...
  • HP3 Software provides improved lean manufacturing capabilities
     Newly formed HP3 Software of Sewickley, Pa., will compete with the likes of Albat +Wirsam, Bellevue, Wash., Lisec, Austria, and PMC Software, Flemington, N.J. The company purchased the batchless glass processing patent from Billco Manufacturing Inc., Zelienople, Pa., in March and assembled a talented team of software developers. HP3 Software offers the flat glass and fenestration industries...
  • Well-chosen handles control access, appearance in all-glass entrance doors
     High-rise office buildings, movie theatres and shopping malls see a lot of human traffic. Multiple exits must be available for quick egress, upon demand, in the case of a fire or other urgent emergency. Architects and designers create attractive all-glass entrances for these venues. While they strive to maintain the beauty, security and safety must always be paramount. With security...
  • Executive director
     Education: 1980, biochemical technology diploma, Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technology, Ottawa; 1985, management accounting diploma, Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technology; 2005, B.A., human resources, with Certified Human Resource Professional designation, Carleton University, Ottawa Career: 2000-present, executive director, Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance...
  • Part one of three in the e-glass special series on marketing.Design and decorating shows serve as strong marketing tools Glass companies are looking beyond the Yellow Pages to the abundance of home decorating and design television shows to market their products to the mass public....
  •   The basics: Visitors cross a more than 15-foot long glass bridge over indoor waterfalls to reach the Mandara Spa at the Atlantis Bahamas Resort. The players: Design, Lori Rapport Interior Designer, Oviedo, Fla.; general contractor, Kerzner International Development Ltd., Bahamas; glass manufacturer, Artwork in Architectural Glass, Good Hope, Ga.; installer, Woslee Dominion Construction...
  • The basics: The owners of a coastal Florida condominium wanted openness and convenience with their large glass-enclosed shower, with dual entries. The enclosure received one of the top awards in the 2006-2007 Design Awards from the Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association of Topeka, Kan. The winners will receive awards at BEMA’s Annual Membership Meeting Sept. 11 in Atlanta, in...
  • Officials from Tampa International Airport took on an engineering challenge when they decided to spice up their parking garage with an eye-catching logo display.“They were asking for some type of decorative glass signage of their logo [to] add some uniqueness to an otherwise bland structure—something high tech and interesting. And they wanted to do a structural glass wall,” says...
  • Architects decided against traditional clear storefront glass at the Anthropologie store at the Dos Lagos shopping center in Corona, Calif. Instead, designers from Work C of New York specified four types of channels for the front façade, three of glass and one of aluminum. The store opened in February.“Anthropologie [owners] like to keep a sense of mystery with their stores,”...
  • “Extending beyond the height of each end of the building, one curtain wall plane offers views of Lake Michigan and Navy Pier, while the opposing plane reveals the city skyline.”— Patrick Duffy, owner of Advanced Building Products Inc., Inverness, Ill. The basics:A glass curtain wall rises in the shape of a ship’s sail on the 45-story, 674,000-square-foot Regatta high-...
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