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  • National Fenestration Products, a manufacturer of energy-efficient impact windows, doors, entrances and storefronts, recently began operations in Pompano Beach, Fla., servicing a wide range of markets worldwide, according to a Dec. 11 release."The principals of NFP have over a century of experience," said Ralph Horta, president, in the release. "We have achieved +90 -100 design...
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    The basics: The new California Court of Appeals Fifth Appellate District building in Fresno features a curved curtain wall made of efficient glazing products. The curved shape of the curtain wall and the integration of an inner courtyard were distinct design components, and project managers were concerned that the shape of the walls and courtyard would lead to leaking. According to a Kawneer...
  • Sustainability, technology focus of 2009 event
    Ecobuild America kicked off Dec. 8 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
  • Glass Magazine’s new interactive format allows you to listen in on live sales calls. Following are excerpts of outbound calls demonstrating effective questions to ask to identify customer needs and gather information for future sales opportunities. Example 1: Getting your foot in the door Example 2: Finding the right contact, part 1 Example 3: Finding the right contact, part...
  • What are your expectations for 2010?
    CommercialPaul Main, vice president, regional manager, Southwest region, Trainor Glass Co., Alsip, Ill.Institutional, public work is going to be our mainstay until things recover. Hospitals, schools, government buildings: that’s where there is still some work. Office and retail are definitely down. There’s not any money to be made there, because there’s not any money to develop...
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    The basics: Philadelphia’s Comcast Tower, enclosed with high-performance glass, earned a Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The 58-story building is the tallest LEED certified building in the nation, according to an article from the Philadelphia Business Journal.The players: Owner/developer, Liberty Property Trust...
  • The dos and don'ts of outbound sales calls
    Online OnlyYou’ve read about proper sales calls; now listen to them liveEditor’s note: This article is part one of a two-part series on how to transform your sales team. Look for part two in the February 2010 issue, which will discuss what to say and what not to say on outbound sales calls, as well as how to master the close. Additional audio files will be available on...
  • Glass handling machines provide health benefits, efficiency
    In the glazing industry, more injuries occur from improper lifting of heavy objects than from any other cause, according to MyGlassClass.com. Fortunately, today’s glass handling equipment offers workers alternative solutions to manual lifting that are both efficient and easy on the back. Below are a few glass handling machines that promise to make your job easier.
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    “Because the building was designed without a HVAC system, it was critical that it was constructed in a way that would allow the building to naturally maintain a cool temperature,” said Tim Hensley, project manager, Issaquah Glass, Issaquah, Wash.The basics: The 64,600-square-foot Terry Thomas building achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification for its...
  • DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions has published new online information about laminated safety glass that has been tested to meet international bullet-resistant glazing test standards, according to a Nov. 20 release. A new technical bulletin describes laminated glass constructions made with DuPont SentryGlas, Spallshield and Butacite laminating materials, helping glass manufacturers achieve...
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  • This commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels. 
    Great Glazing: Custom interior officeThis commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels suspended from the ceiling. Created by Tulsa artist May Yang, the mural is based on local Oklahoma themes, transitioning from rural landscape to the Tulsa skyline.   Great Glazing: Joliet Junior College Campus...
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