More articles by Casey Flores

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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Window Company Develops Correction for Alcatraz

America’s most famous former correctional facility needed a correction of its own, and a fenestration company came to the rescue. Indow Windows (IW) has created a window solution for Alcatraz that opens up greater public access to the former federal … Continue reading

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“Passive” Buildings Offer Return on Investment

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The Passive House Alliance US (PHAUS) has a big goal: to make the Passive House Building Energy Standard the leading mainstream market force. So what makes a building—and more importantly—a window—“passive?” According to the Passive House Institute’s website, “a building … Continue reading

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House Proposes Energy Savings and Building Efficiency Act

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In a rare display of bipartisanship, House Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) introduced a resolution aimed at increasing buildings’ energy efficiency. According to a press release on Blackburn’s website, H.R. 5027, or the Energy Savings and Building … Continue reading

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