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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Automation is on the horizon for windows and glass industry

A new study shows that 79 percent of top business leaders in the U.S. say that they plan to incorporate robotics in their processes by 2020. About 82 percent of 300 senior executives plan to implement artificial intelligence (AI) by the same date. The report, by Genpact, a Chicago-based consultancy that works in the digital […]


Hurricane aftermath show building codes for glass are doing the job

The wrath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma — and now Maria — means disruptions in new construction. But it also means opportunities to assess earlier construction. As Glass Magazine reports, early assessments of Irma damage show that buildings that followed more stringent code requirements — including those for impact glazing — better secured newly built […]


Final Day at GlassBuild America a chance to show versatility of A+W Software

As Thursday winds down at GlassBuild America, A+W Software has been helping visitors realize their goals. Some visitors to A+W’s booth who expressed interest in growing their business also said that they were wary of the significant costs involved in the Internet of Things — Namely, outfitting their manufacturing facilities with robotics and automation. That’s […]


A+W plays party host on day two of GlassBuild America!

The extended hours of GlassBuild America helped drive visitors to the floor of Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center late Wednesday. According to A+W Software Marketing Manager Dave Valancius, the majority of people were there to grow their business, conduct business with new prospects, or learn what the future of their industry looks like. Because Hurricane […]


Opening Day at GlassBuild America a success!

Tuesday was a beehive of activity at booth #3327! A+W Software company principals met with visitors from all over the world to present demos, answer questions, and deepen relationships with existing customers. Besides demonstrations, A+W showcased the analytics component of the company’s main products: A+W Business, A+W BusinessPro, and A+W Production. Even though traffic on […]


Irma not stopping GlassBuild 2017 from opening Tuesday

GlassBuild 2017 opens its doors Tuesday — But not without powering through the rain. Hotels in downtown Atlanta are teeming with evacuees from Florida and elsewhere as Hurricane Irma drove people into Georgia throughout the weekend. Hotels welcomed evacuees, including their dogs and their cats, who mixed with conventioneers to share stories and wait for […]


Interactive SmartWindow allows Internet streaming, more

Drutex, a glassmaker in Bytow, Poland, announced that it has created a smart glass technology that transmits interactive media content such as streaming television and Internet. The window, which the company says will go into mass production likely next year, represents a first in the market. Its development guarantees that the standard glass window will […]