March 2013

Thomsen Addresses BEC Attendees

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In 2007 there were 42 float plants in the U.S. Today there are 30–a fact that Scott Thomsen, president of Guardian industries’ global flat glass group, told attendees this morning during the Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) conference, underway at the … Continue reading

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Technical Meetings and Programs Get BEC 2013 Underway

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It’s not every day that the glass industry gets to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day together, but this year they did, as the Glass Association of North America’s 2013 Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference opened yesterday at the Planet Hollywood Resort … Continue reading

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Tubelite Hires Wiemer to Serve Arkansas, Oklahoma

John Wiemer has been named as Tubelite Inc.’s client development manager to serve clients in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Located in Hot Springs Village, Ark., Wiemer brings more than 30 years of industry experience to his new role at Tubelite. “The … Continue reading

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Networking, Seminars and More are Top Draws for BEC 2013 Attendees

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The Glass Association of North America’s Building Envelope Contractors Conference, which opened yesterday at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, has become a must-attend event for many in the glass and glazing industry. Attendees say there’s a … Continue reading

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Flat Glass Prices Edge Up, According to Latest Producer Price Index Report

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Flat glass prices saw a slight increase—just 0.3 percent—from January to February, according to the latest Producer Price Index Report from the U.S. Labor Department. The index was listed at 116.1 for February, compared with 115.7 for January. Meanwhile, the … Continue reading

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Industry Companies Named to Fortune Magazine’s List of World’s Most Admired Companies

PPG Industries, DuPont, Bayer and Dow are a few of the industry-related companies that were recently named to Fortune magazine’s 2013 List of World’s Most Admired Companies. In the chemicals category the rankings included: 1. BASF; 2. DuPont; 3. Bayer; … Continue reading

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GSA Seeks Industry Input on Green Building Certification System for Federal Buildings

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The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) issued a request for information (RFI) seeking public and industry input regarding green building certification systems. According to the RFI, GSA has been charged with providing a “formal recommendation to the Secretary of Energy … Continue reading

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Senate Committee Passes Bill to Provide Grants for School Safety Improvements

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The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted yesterday to pass legislation designed to provide grants to local communities and schools throughout the United States to improve safety within the schools. The School Safety Enhancements Act of 2013 (S.146) is sponsored by … Continue reading

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Bohle America Inc. Returns to Exhibit at Glass Expo Midwest™ 2013

Bohle America is set to exhibit at the Glass Expo Midwest expo this upcoming fall. The two-day architectural glass event is scheduled to take place at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg (Chicago), Ill., October 31-November 1. Bohle … Continue reading

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Glass Industry Rep Sues Glove Company for Fraudulent Marketing

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A Houston-based glass industry representative has filed suit against Union City, Mich.-based Glove Coaters Inc., claiming the company “fraudulently marketed” its gloves as “a cut-resistant glove for safe glass handling.” Anthony Lopez claims he was cut by a piece of glass … Continue reading

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