More articles by Casey Flores

Proposed Bill in Florida Tackles Builder Liability Timeframe

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If defects are found with construction more than seven years from its completion, should a Florida builder still be liable for damages? House Rep. Jay Fant doesn’t think so. The Republican lawmaker from Jacksonville has introduced a bill that reduces builder … Continue reading

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Nedex to Enter U.S. Market Through Glasslam Partnership

Nedex, a chemical and accessory producer for insulating glass (IG), is now Glasslam’s exclusive partner in the U.S. and the Americas for its line of IG components. Nedex has been active in the European, Middle Eastern, North African and Asian … Continue reading

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Does Window Film Need Another Rating System?

Is there room for another window film rating system? The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) thinks so. With a $1.6 million cost-shared grant from the DOE, the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) has launched the new Attachments Energy Rating Council … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About Facebook’s New Page Rules

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Facebook has often been used as a source of free advertising for businesses—glass companies, included. As of this month, however, that has all changed. According to information released by Facebook in November, the social media site has begun weeding out … Continue reading

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With “Bird-Friendly” Glass Out of Picture, Vikings Stadium Eyes Post-Install Solution

A rendering of the new stadium in downtown Minneapolis. (Credit: Vikings.com)

The ongoing construction of the Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium—which will utilize approximately 190,000 square feet of glass in a prime migratory area—has continued to draw the attention of bird activists and legislators alike. However, recent calls for the builder to … Continue reading

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Eastman Completes Acquisition of Commonwealth Laminating & Coating

As of today, Eastman has added another window film brand to its existing lines with the completed acquisition of Commonwealth Laminating & Coating Inc., manufacturer of SunTek Window Films. “This acquisition will help us better serve the broad and diverse … Continue reading

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Risk Manager Advises Glass Makers on Top OSHA Violations

While glass companies pride themselves on getting their products out the door in pristine condition, an even bigger priority for glass manufacturers and fabricators is to ensure their employees get out of the plant doors in top shape. And that … Continue reading

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Glass, Window Dealers Near Ferguson, Mo., Provide Update

After months of speculation, late last night it was announced that the grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The announcement was followed by riots, looting and arsonists setting … Continue reading

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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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