More articles by Casey Flores

How Will Same-Sex Marriage Affect Business?

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It’s an argument that was often used by proponents of legalizing homosexual marriage: “If gay marriage is legalized, it won’t affect you at all.” But is that true? What does the sweeping Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide … Continue reading




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In War-Torn Ukraine, Security Film Could Save Lives

Damages in Mariupol from war and pro-Russian unrest (2014-2015).





The threat of bomb blasts is real for residents of the Ukraine who live near the front lines of the conflict with Russia. A group of Canada-based volunteers, however, is giving those residents a reason to feel slightly safer with security … Continue reading




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Fenestration a Key Factor in New Passive Building Standard






The Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) has introduced climate-specific building standards for more than 1,000 more locations in North America, from major metros to rural areas. Passive buildings generally are buildings that are built so air-tight and energy efficient that … Continue reading




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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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