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In pictures: Meet the winner of this year's Challenge contest

Scroll through the following photos to learn more about Glassopolis, the winner of The Globe and Mail and Telus $100,000 Challenge contest

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Glassopolis President Jordan Richards, left, chats up a potential customer during the Glassbuild tradeshow at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in Las Vegas. Glassopolis is the winner of the Globe and Mail's $100,000 challenge.

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Glassopolis president Jordan Richards, left, and general manager Rob Botman attend the tradeshow Glassbuild at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in Las Vegas.

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A sample of Glassopolis' new product Fireswiss, a layered fire resistant glass, is on display during Glassbuild at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in Las Vegas.

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General manager of Glassopolis, Rob Botman checks out equipment they may need for a new product during the tradeshow Glassbuild at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in Las Vegas.

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General manager of Glassopolis, Rob Botman checks out equipment they may need for a new product during the tradeshow Glassbuild at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in Las Vegas.

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General manager of Glassopolis, Rob Botman attends the tradeshow Glassbuild at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in Las Vegas.

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General manager of Glassopolis, Rob Botman checks out equipment they may need for a new product during the tradeshow Glassbuild at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in Las Vegas.

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Glassopolis president Jordan Richards, center right, and general manager Rob Botman, right, chat up potential customers during the Glassbuild tradeshow at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in Las Vegas.

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A sample of Glassopolis' new product Fireswiss is on display during Glassbuild at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in Las Vegas.

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Glassopolis president Jordan Richards, left, and general manager Rob Botman attend the tradeshow Glassbuild at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in Las Vegas.

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General manager of Glassopolis, Rob Botman examines a structure at the tradeshow Glassbuild at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in Las Vegas.

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Glassopolis president Jordan Richards, left, chats with potential customer during the Glassbuild tradeshow at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in Las Vegas.

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General manager of Glassopolis, Rob Botman checks out equipment they may need for a new product during the tradeshow Glassbuild at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in Las Vegas.

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General manager of Glassopolis, Rob Botman checks out equipment they may need for a new product during the tradeshow Glassbuild at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in Las Vegas.

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Glassopolis president Jordan Richards, left, and general manager Rob Botman at the tradeshow Glassbuild at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in Las Vegas.

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The exterior of the Glassopolis Specialty Glass facility is seen here in Toronto Thursday June 7, 2012.

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The exterior of the Glassopolis Specialty Glass facility is seen here in Toronto Thursday June 7, 2012.

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From left, Rob Botman, general manager, and Jordan Richards, president of Glassopolis Specialty Glass in Toronto, talk with technical sales specialist Pat Ptolemy Thursday June 7, 2012.

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An employee moves a piece of newly cut glass at Glassopolis Specialty Glass in Toronto Thursday July 7, 2012.

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Rob Botman, general manager of Glassopolis Specialty Glass, is seen here inside the company's glass-cutting and warehousing facility in Toronto Thursday July 7, 2012.

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The new product that Glassopolis Specialty Glass in Toronto is fire-proof architectural glass, seen here Thursday July 7, 2012.

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In order to cut certain types of glass, a plastic sheeting must be removed that coats the glass. While newer machinery will do this, it is an expensive investment for Glassopolis Specialty Glass in Toronto, one they hope to make to replace the old-fashioned method of manually burning is of with kerosine.

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Jordan Richards, president of Glassopolis Specialty Glass in Toronto, left, talks with employee Carl Bidaisee Thursday June 7, 2012.

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Inside the storage warehouse of Glassopolis Specialty Glass in Toronto Thursday June 7, 2012 where glass waits to be cut and cut glass waits to be shipped across North America.

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Inside the storage warehouse of Glassopolis Specialty Glass in Toronto Thursday June 7, 2012 where glass waits to be cut and cut glass waits to be shipped across North America.

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Inside the storage warehouse of Glassopolis Specialty Glass in Toronto Thursday June 7, 2012 where glass waits to be cut and cut glass waits to be shipped across North America.

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Employees of Glassopolis Specialty Glass in Toronto work to fill orders Thursday June 7, 2012.

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