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  • *From April 11, 2013, to press time, May 7, 2013.
    Man dies after accident at ThermalsunHugo Tapia of Windsor, Calif., was killed by falling sheets of glass while working at Thermalsun Glass Products, according to an April 20 article from North Bay News. Preliminary reports indicated Tapia and two other workers were moving an A-frame rack on rollers that contained seven 100-pound sheets of glass.Viracon unveils new logo and corporate...
  • What you need to know about the latest ICC code-change proposals
    In addition to the approved proposals, there were a number of proposals of potential interest to our industry that were disapproved, as noted below:Reduce the maximum SHGC permitted under the prescriptive path for fenestration in commercial buildings from 0.40 to 0.25 in Climate Zones 4 through 6 (e.g. Tennessee through Wisconsin)Require control switches on all operable doors and windows in...
  • Cooperation Among Coworkers is Critical to Avoiding On-the-Job Accidents
    "For your safety and for the safety of those around you…” These are familiar words if you have ever traveled on a commercial airline. You hear them shortly after the announcement that you have reached a comfortable cruising altitude and the pilot has turned the seatbelt sign off. The flight attendant then reminds you to keep your seatbelt fastened in case of unexpected turbulence.This same...
  • Industry Must Remain Active in the Chinese Aluminum Import Arena
    Six and a half years ago, a group of 25 North American extruders, myself included, toured a dozen aluminum extrusion plants in China. Most were in the burgeoning southern region of Guang Zhou, where the Chinese aluminum extrusion industry was quickly coming of age. Our purpose was to learn about Chinese extrusion methods and share best practices. However, the educational atmosphere turned into...
  • What qualities define your top sales people?
    CommercialDiana Bernal, marketing executive, Key Glass LLC “Making sales for commercial glazing contractors is very specialized. Top salesmen will help the owners, developers, architects and general contractors bring their concept to reality. At the same time, they will bring a job to their firm that efficiently utilizes company resources, is executable, minimizes long-term risks and provides a...
  • These common misconceptions can derail any succession strategy
    As a business owner, a good exit plan is crucial to profitably transferring ownership of your company. Yet, during conversations with hundreds of successful business owners, I have discovered some common misconceptions surround the exit process.Myth #1: “I will just sell my business and retire.”Fewer than 20 percent of businesses for sale actually sell, according to a study by the American...
  • The glass industry continues to strengthen its security and fire-rated glazing product offerings, ensuring that architects and owners can provide necessary building protection without sacrificing views and natural daylight.
    ForceFront Blast Curtain Wall from TubeliteTubelite ForceFront Blast curtainwall systems are available for highsecurity projects requiring blast hazard mitigation in low- and mid-rise applications. ForceFront Blast products are designed to comply with ASTM International standard F1642-04, the U.S. General Services Administration Interagency Security Committee security design criteria and the U.S...
  • Product suppliers list the most common specification mistakes in protective glass and glazing applications
    1. Use of outdated specifications“We commonly see the use of outdated specifications with products that are not available, are obsolete or do not meet current code minimums.”—Ron Leiseca, eastern regional sales manager, Vetrotech Saint-Gobain2. Not observing published limitations of protective glass“Maximum sizes, installation requirements, etc., are typically clearly identified by the...
  • Answers to top questions about protective glazing
    Blast & Ballistic FAQsQ: Are codes for security glazing in educational facilities changing in the wake of recent events?“With the tragic events that took place over the past years, there are many local and state jurisdictions currently looking into providing enhanced protection for schools of all levels, as well as other public buildings. Recently, Sen. Barbara Boxer and Sen. Susan Collins...
  • An architect’s guide to protective glazing
     Glass & Metals 401:Security and Fire-rated Glass FAQErrors to AvoidSecure SolutionsArchitectural Applications  With security concerns on the rise in light of recent tragic events, the project scope for protective glazing is changing. What was once thought to be a specialty product reserved for high-risk buildings is increasingly finding its way into other nonresidential...
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