Volume 41, Issue 9 - September 2006


Ready, Set … Products!
Take a look at just some of the new launches and innovations you’ll find in Las Vegas during GlassBuild America.

Cost Awareness
As with many other materials and resources, the cost of aluminum has been on the rise. Read about how manufacturers and suppliers are coping with the increases.

What about Bob?
Just who is this guy who has spent most of his adult life in the glass industry, and who today owns and runs Craftsman Fabricated Glass in Houston, as one of the most well-respected companies in the business? Why is it that just about everyone, everywhere, has only good things to say about Bob Lawrence?

Sweatin’ it Out
Glass companies talk about pending immigration legislation and the impact the industry may feel.

Green Machine
Glaziers can play a major part in designing LEED projects. Here, we tell you how.

Waste Watchers
Learn how becoming lean changed one glass fabricator.

Reading Between the Lines
A close look at the new Minneapolis Central Library.

Ready to Learn
Learning is part of the theme for this year’s Win-door. Start early by learning about what Win-door 2006 has in store.

Much to Discuss
Learn about the National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) most recent meeting and how members are encouraging the glass industry to get involved.

Sizzling Summer Meeting
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance gathered in Toronto for a meeting that tackled many important issues.



On The Cover:
City Hall, Development Services Center, City of Henderson, Nev. Photo courtesy of Vistawall Architectural Products.
Photo by Tom Paiva Photography 

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