Volume 44, Issue 5 - May 2009


Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
The North American mirror market has struggled for some time against foreign competitors, but this segment now is no different than any other part of the glass industry looking for opportunities during a down economy.

Glass Minds Think Alike 
Members of the Glass Association of North America started some exciting new business and finished with old during the 2009 Glass Week in Las Vegas.

CONSTRUCTive Opportunities in Indy
For information on glass, and a rapt audience of construction professionals, you may want to put CONSTRUCT2009 on your calendar; the event takes place June 17-19 in Indianapolis.

International Waters
Read about how Vista Systems, a Puerto Rico-based glazing contractor, returned the pearl-like sparkle to La Perla restaurant with new, code-compliant lites.



Special Sections

Solar Glazing
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Decorative Glass
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USG Departments Exclusively Online

  • Financial Flash: Watch out for how some of the industry’s biggest players are being impacted by the economy. 
  • Legislation & Legal: Read legal advice from experts and see what legislation is coming down the pike. 

ON THE COVER: La Perla restaurant in San Juan, Puerto Rico, rates five stars. One might argue that the glazing, fabricated by Paragon Architectural Products and installed by Vista Systems, does as well. Photo courtesy of Vista Systems.

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