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Next-Generation Construction Start-up Katerra Chooses A+W Cantor

Construction industry start-up Katerra has selected A+W Cantor, the fully integrated software solution for window, door and roller shutter manufacturing, as its ERP system to drive its first North American Windows plant. Katerra, headquartered in Menlo Park, California, was founded in 2015. It is described by the New York Times as “a one-stop shop for […]

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Global energy efficient glass market expected to make major strides by 2026

Advancements in insulated glass, and increased regulations regarding carbon emissions, are expected to grow the sales of energy efficient glass into the next decade. According to BIS Research, a market research firm located in Bloomington, Minn. that specializes in emerging technologies, the global energy efficient glass market is expected to reach about $18 billion by […]

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Automation Trend Continues as New York Window Manufacturer Adds Robots

Automation in the glass industry is growing. As Industry 4.0 continues to trend upward, glass manufacturers are finding ways to increase productivity, speed production flow, anticipate potential breakdowns, and mitigate problems. That means major investments in optimization, 3-D printing, big data networking and yes, robotic automation. Center stage of the latter is Skyline Windows in […]

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A+W Thanks You for Helping Us Help Others!

Earlier this year, we sent an email to our customers asking them for feedback on all aspects of our products and the service we provide. Respondents were told that for every completed survey, we would make a donation to a worthy organization of their choice. Once the survey was completed, they were asked to pick […]

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Energy Star Fenestration Program in Flux After Federal Scrutiny

This fall the U.S. House passed a government-wide spending bill that funds the Energy Star program at $33 million, which is 53% less than current funding levels. An earlier draft of the budget proposed wiping out the program completely. The future of Energy Star continues to be in flux. Operated by the U.S. Environmental Protection […]

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Industry 4.0 hot topic at annual Vitrum 2017 in Italy

The Fiera Milano Rho in Italy was recently home to Vitrum 2017, the annual European trade show dedicated to glass processing. According to Vitrum organizers, 245 exhibitors from 21 countries around the globe set up shop at the four-day show, which was visited by about 10,653 registered participants. Most notable was this year’s key theme […]

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Architectural glass walls offering 360-degree views and insulation trending in resort areas

Innovations in glass technology have allowed architects to imagine structures that would have seemed impossible in the past. One of these are glass-encased ski homes with 360-degree views, which are trending in cold-weather resort cities like Wyoming’s Jackson Hole. According to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal, affluent buyers have created a market […]

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CEO Peter Dixen discusses automation in the glass industry in new interview

Machines communicate with one another and smart cars take us home safely. But what is the connection to the modern glass processing industry? In an exclusive interview last month with GLASWELT, A+W CEO Peter Dixen discussed where automation is heading and what glass manufacturers must do to become profitable in the future. Read the full […]

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Flat glass industry expected to more than double over next five years

Good news for the glass industry: The global flat glass market is projected to more than double by 2022. That’s according to a newly-published report by Research and Markets. According to the report, growth between 2016, when the market was worth $92.9 billion, and 2022, when the market is forecasted to be worth $142 billion, […]

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U.S. window, door market to spike 25 percent 2021

The U.S. window and door industry is expected to hit $34 billion in 2021. That’s a 25 percent increase from today where the market is at $27.2 billion. This is according to a new report published in late September by the Freedonia Group, a market research firm located in Cleveland, Ohio. The organization says that […]

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