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Despite Weather, Construction Industry Making Best of Start to 2014

Construction economists don’t always see eye-to-eye, and that’s okay, according to Bernard Markstein, chief economist for Reed Construction Data. “We seem to agree on most things, but not everything …we’re economists. That’s what we do,” he says. But during a … Continue reading

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Industry, Unions Grapple with OSHA Silica Rulemaking

Courtney Little spoke to BEC Conference attendees in March about OSHA’s proposed silica rule.

Stakeholders in the glass industry continue to assess the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposal to reduce the permissible exposure limit (PEL) of crystalline silica, the public comment period for which recently ended. The argument behind the proposed rulemaking … Continue reading

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Exhibitors Report Positive Feedback on China Glass 2014

EDTM reported it saw a good flow of booth traffic during the China Glass Expo.

Glass industry companies from around the world have been in China this week, taking part in the 25th China Glass Expo. The event, which concludes April 17, is taking place at the ShanghaiNewInternationalExpoCenter. Exhibitors have been showcasing their latest glass … Continue reading

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Glass Shop Manager Reflects on Boston Bombing: Past and Present

The Hub Glass crew worked on Boylston Street in the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Hub Glass general manager Randy Ibbitson and his crew, based in Somerville, Mass., were among the first workers allowed on the site of the Boston Marathon bombing in its immediate aftermath. They were tasked with swiftly boarding up a nearby … Continue reading

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Why Western Window Systems is No Longer Making its Own IG

It’s a question many window companies struggle with: make or buy your insulating glass? There are pros and cons associated with each technique. Western Window Systems, based in Phoenix, announced last week that it will no longer be manufacturing insulating … Continue reading

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Kolbe’s Keith Koenig Promoted to VP of Manufacturing

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Kolbe and Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. promoted Keith Koenig to vice president of manufacturing and added him as the newest member of the company’s executive leadership team. In his new role, he will oversee operations of Kolbe’s manufacturing facilities in Wausau, Wis. During his 27 years of millwork … Continue reading

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Is North America Ready for IGU Integrated Glass Shading?

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The incorporation of advanced shading into insulating glass units (IGUs) may be more prevalent in Europe than it is in North America, and while market barriers, such as cost do exist, the technology may also present a growth opportunity here, … Continue reading

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Awards, Seminars and More as Glass TEXpo™ Continues Today

Kyle Lamb (left) receives TGA's first ever Glass Professional of the Year Award from TGA president Jerry Wright.

Glass TEXpo™ day-two began with a hot breakfast and warm thanks and praise as the Texas Glass Association (TGA) held its biennial awards breakfast. TGA president Jerry Wright of Triple AAA Glass in Fort Worth, provided plaques of recognition and … Continue reading

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Glass TEXpo™ Opens in San Antonio

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Glass TEXpo™, now in its 12th year, opened today in San Antonio, Texas, at the Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel and will run through Friday, April 11. The show kicked off with a welcome by Jerry Wright, president of the Texas Glass … Continue reading

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NIST Calls for Performance-Based Standards for Tornado-Resistant Building Design

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the final report on its technical investigation into the impacts of the May 22, 2011, tornado that struck Joplin, Mo. The final report includes clarifications and supplemental text suggested by organizations … Continue reading

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