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    The basics: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab in Cambridge, Mass., features more than 20,000 square feet of vertical sunscreens that cover the exterior of the building, creating an array of diffused light patterns within the building throughout the day, according to a release from Doralco Architectural Metals. The players: Architect, Maki Associates, Japan, and Leers...
  • Harmon Inc.Bradley Austin, former senior vice president, sales and marketing, for Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., has been named president of Harmon Inc., Minneapolis. Austin reports to Russell Huffer, chairman and CEO of Apogee Enterprises, parent company of Harmon and Viracon. Austin's leadership team at Harmon includes Chad Hoffmann, vice president, operations, and Robby Sauls, vice president,...
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    "The color of the blue glass was chosen to harmonize with the blue/gray aluminum panels to accentuate the sweep of the curvilinear lines. The blue glass is mated with dark blue spandrel glazing panels to emphasize the recesses formed by the balconies and to strengthen the solid-to-void relationship set up by the sweeping building mass. The reflective quality of this blue glass helps maintain...
  • What strategies have you implemented at your company to remain profitable in today’s market?
    CommercialTommy Huskey, CEO, Gardner Glass Products, North Wilkesboro, N.C.The economy has not been our best friend for the past 18 months to two years. It has been very rough on the construction industry, which makes up the majority of our sales. However, in a way, I’m sort of happy to report that we battened down the hatches in advance of the recession hitting. Our industry — the...
  • Viracon Inc.,  Owatonna, Minn., has been honored with an Excellence in Ethics Certificate from American Subcontractors Association Inc., according to a March 30 release. The certificate is presented annually to firms that have demonstrated their commitment to the highest ethical standards in the conduct of business. This is the second consecutive year Viracon has received the...
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    The basics: The Orleans, once a Gold Rush-era hotel in Old Sacramento, Calif., reclaims its place as an iconic building in Old Sacramento thanks to a fastidiously re-created three-story street-front to match the 1865 original architectural proportions and details. The replica exterior features large windows and doors and encloses a mixed-use space with 24 lofts, retail spaces and a restaurant....
  • Vitro AmericaVitro America, Memphis, promoted Arturo Carrillo to president. Chief financial officer since 2005, he has been with Vitro for seven years. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard University. He replaces Luis Gonzalez, president since 2003, who elected to leave Vitro effective Feb. 28, 2010. Throughout his 25-year...
  • Industry execs share strategies
    For the staff at Flat Glass Distributors, the bottom fell out in September 2008.In January 2009, “We got aggressive,” says David Cates, vice president of sales and marketing for the Jacksonville, Fla., fabricator. “Our first step was to figure out how to turn the company into a sales company. And we did it. We hired another sales person when other companies were laying people...
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario, and the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., held meetings starting last week at the Paris Las Vegas. The IGMA Annual Conference ran March 23-26; GANA’s Glass Week, March 25-30, and GANA’s BEC Conference, March 27-29. Read news and updates from the meetings below.NAM official advises manufacturers prepare for...
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    The basics: Turkey's new Vakko Headquarters and Power Media Center, built around a concrete structure for an unfinished, abandoned hotel project, features a complex mirror glass and steel core structure, and an innovative, slumped glass exterior façade. The interior structure, dubbed the “Showcase,” consists of steel boxes in a crooked stack, several stories high. The...
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