Today’s News for 23 January 2013

GANA Protective Glazing Committee Looks at Glass and School Safety

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Guidelines for security glazing in schools is a topic on the minds of many these days, and members of the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) protective glazing committee are no exception. Thomas Zaremba, who serves as a Glazing Industry … Continue reading

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Architectural Billings Index Up for Fifth Consecutive Month

The Architectural Billings Index (ABI), which reflects the approximate nine- to twelve- month lag time between architectural billings and construction spending, was 52.0 for the month of December, down from 53.2 in November. The score reflects an increase in demand … Continue reading

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Shoko America Inc. Signs on to Exhibit at Glass Expo Northeast™ 2013

The Glass Expo Northeast™ show floor welcomes Shoko America Inc.of Fort Lee, N.J., as an exhibitor for the upcoming event. The two-day architectural glass event is scheduled to take place at the Hyatt Regency Long Island at Wind Watch Hotel … Continue reading

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Apogee Plans $30 Million Investment in Viracon

Apogee Enterprises has announced that it plans to invest more than $30 million in the manufacturing process of its architectural glass subsidiary, Viracon. The project is expected to take the next 18 months and aims to “improve efficiencies and allow … Continue reading

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Dow Corning and Crystal Solar to Work Together on Solar Products

Midland, Mich.-based Dow Corning and Santa Clara, Calif.-based Crystal Solar, a solar energy venture company, have announced their intention to work together to supply high-performance, silicon-based materials for photovoltaic cells and modules. The two companies also intend to assess options … Continue reading

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New Glass Fabrication Company Founded in Queens, N.Y.

A new, privately-held glass fabrication company, Tempco Glass Fabrication, has been launched in Queens, N.Y. The company will be led by general manager Steven Powell, who most recently served as general manager for Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® in Hauppauge, N.Y., and also … Continue reading

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GANA Insulating Division Reviews Subcommittee Edits; Re-Elects Thibault as Chair

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The Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Insulating Glass (IG) Division, responsible for the identification development, approval and implementation of technical IG projects, met yesterday afternoon during the organization’s Annual Conference at the Marriott Coronado Island Resort and Spa. GANA’s … Continue reading

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