More articles by Casey Flores

NAHB: Housing Demand Soon To Surpass Supply

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Very good things are on the way for the residential glass industry, but they may take longer than initially expected to arrive. During the National Association of Homebuilders’ (NAHB) recent webinar, Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s analytics, offered a holistic … Continue reading

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glasstec Exhibitors: Business to Business is Back in Business

‪‪ On the final day of glasstec, exhibitors’ view of how it went was, for the most part, a consensus, particularly for U.S. business. “It’s been marvelous for us,” said Steve Ashton, managing director of U.K.-based Ashton Industrial. “The last … Continue reading

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glasstec Exhibitors Feel the Heat from China

As competing U.S. corporations vie for the attention of their customers at glasstec in different ways, there’s one thing on which most agree: they are all feeling the heat from Chinese companies that make similar products. During the opening ceremony … Continue reading

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Going Green at glasstec

While glass itself is the star of the show at glasstec, something else comes in a close second: the machinery that processes, handles and even paints it. As consumers and governments push for more energy-efficient glass, there is also a … Continue reading

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glasstec Exhibits Industry Comeback, International Growth

While it disappears every other year, glasstec always returns to make one thing clear: glass is not going away. That was the theme of glasstec 2014 president Martin Goodman’s remarks during the opening ceremony for the show. “We can look … Continue reading

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Protective Glazing Council International Merges with GANA – Why it’s Important

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The Protective Glazing Council International (PGC) and the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) protective glazing committee will soon be one, as the groups are merging. GANA’s technical director Urmilla Sowell, who also serves as the president of PGC, made … Continue reading

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AAMA, World Vision Partner to Provide Backpacks with Supplies for Children in Need

During the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2014 Fall Conference, held earlier this week in Denver, volunteers filled backpacks with school supplies for a nearby Denver Title I elementary school. A total of 500 backpacks were filled and distributed during … Continue reading

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Pending Patents and Partnerships in Las Vegas

Pending Patents Innovation rises to the top at most trade shows – and GlassBuild is no exception. Exhibitors work to make sure everything from their booths is a literal show stopper. So when a product has a “Patent Pending” sign … Continue reading

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GlassBuild Shower Door Exhibitors Identify Emerging Trends

  Among the shower door exhibitors at GlassBuild America, there is a general consensus building as to what the future of the market looks like: exposed rollers. “That’s become a far more popular product,” says Bill Fur, branch manager, Arizona … Continue reading

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GlassBuild America 2014 Underway, Companies Report Strong Year

GlassBuild America kicked off yesterday and exhibitors are beginning to report an improving market since last year.  Fenestration companies in particular are reporting an uptick in sales – as high as 25 percent over last year. “2014 has been very … Continue reading

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