More articles by Casey Flores

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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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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