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GANA to Celebrate 20 Years During Fall Conference

The Glass Association of North America (GANA) will celebrate its 20-year anniversary with a reception September 23 at 6:30 p.m. during the GANA Fall Conference in Toronto. The conference will be held September 23-26 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto … Continue reading

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Firestone Building Products Facility Recognized for Energy Efficiency

Firestone Building Products’ Bristol, Conn., manufacturing facility has been recognized by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) as a 2014 Northeast Business Leader for Energy Efficiency. The Northeast Business Leaders for Energy Efficiency recognition program highlights the accomplishments of organizations … Continue reading

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Construction Backlog Spikes in Second Quarter, Poised to Continue Rise

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) reached an all-time high in the second quarter of 2014. The CBI improved 5.4 percent following a 2.8 percent decline in the first quarter and currently stands at 8.5—up 3.6 … Continue reading

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Pre-Registration Now Open for Glass Expo West ’15

Glass Expo West™ ’15 is returning to California, this time in the southern city of Irvine. The two-day event will take place March 19-20, 2015 at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center and will give owners, managers and technicians a chance … Continue reading

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AAMA Releases New Voluntary Specification for PVC Exterior Profiles

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released AAMA 663-14, “Voluntary Specification for In-Process Quality Control Requirements for Applicators of Organic Coatings to Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles.” This specification will establish the minimum requirements for applicators of organic coatings … Continue reading

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The Riverside Co. Re-Acquires the Dwyer Group

The Dwyer Group, parent company to Glass Doctor, has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Co., a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Riverside … Continue reading

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Dow Corning Collaborates With Chinese Authorities to Crack Down On Counterfeiting

Since last November, government authorities across China have made a string of arrests in a counterfeiting crackdown, and in their largest case, law enforcement broke up a ring selling fake Dow Corning silicone sealants across six provinces and one city, … Continue reading

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Pleotint Partners with H Window Company

Pleotint LLC has formed a distribution partnership with Ashland, Wis.-based H Window Company, which will enable H Window to incorporate Pleotint’s Suntuitive glass into its door and window product lines. “We felt that adding a dynamic glass technology would open … Continue reading

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Sal Guerra Joins Glasswerks as Plant Manager

Glasswerks LA Inc. announced it has hired Sal Guerra as plant manager for its new architectural facility located in the city of South Gate, Calif. Guerra brings 16 years of fabrication experience to his new position and will be responsible … Continue reading

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AAMA to Host FenestrationMasters Contest and Game Show

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will host an online contest on LinkedIn and Twitter every Tuesday and Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. EDT through September 3. The contest will feature quiz questions from AAMA’s FenestrationMasters program. Each Tuesday, one quiz … Continue reading

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