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EnduroShield Expands to Brazilian Market

Australian-based PCT Global Pty announced it is partnering with Abrasipa to launch EnduroShield in Brazil. The partnership was officially initiated when EnduroShield appeared with Abrasipa at this year’s Glass South America show in Santo Amaro São Paulo. “PCT Global [is] … Continue reading

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Bayer MaterialScience names Frank H. Lutz New CFO

Frank H. Lutz has been appointed chief financial officer of Bayer MaterialScience AG, effective in October. He succeeds Dr. Axel Steiger-Bagel, who takes over in November as senior Bayer representative for the Benelux countries, based in Diegem, near Brussels. Lutz … Continue reading

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Kevin Potts of Dallas Flat Glass Distributors the Week 3 Pick’em Winner

Dallas Flat Glass Distributors’ Kevin Potts, manager of the company’s heavy glass division, Excel Glass Systems, was the Week 3 winner of the USGlass Pro Football Pick’em Challenge. Potts picked 14 of the week’s 16 games correctly and won the … Continue reading

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ABI Remains Strong with Only Slight Dip in August

On the heels of recording its strongest pace of growth since 2007, there continues to be an increasing level of demand for design services signaled in the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI). As an economic indicator of construction activity, the … Continue reading

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OSHA Cites General Glass for Safety Violations, Company has Penalty Reduced upon Corrections

Secaucus, N.J.-based glass fabricator and distributor General Glass International was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for 10 allegedly serious safety violations earlier this year. The company, however, had its penalty reduced this … Continue reading

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USGBC Announce Opening Plenary Speakers for Greenbuild 2014

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the speakers for the Opening Plenary of the 2014 Greenbuild Conference and Expo. The Opening Plenary, which takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 22 at the New Orleans Superdome, will feature … Continue reading

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Glass Expo Northeast™ Show Floor Expands with Reliable Architectural Metals Co. (RAMCO)

Detroit-based Reliable Architectural Metals Co. (RAMCO) is set to exhibit at Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15, a two-day architectural glass event to be held April 23-24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel in Hauppauge, N.Y. RAMCO will display its … Continue reading

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Tompkins Promoted to Sika’s National Sales Manager of Flat Glass

Sika Corp., Target Market Industry announced it has promoted Carl Tompkins to national sales manager of flat glass, effective in January. Tompkins was previously the company’s global AGR-strategic marketing manager and western region manager-aftermarket. In his new role, Tompkins will … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Increases in Most States as Demand Continues to Spread

Construction firms added jobs in 36 states between August 2013 and August 2014 while construction employment increased in 28 states between July and August, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. “The … Continue reading

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Nonresidential Building Declines Sharply in August

New construction starts in August dropped 9 percent at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $540.6 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction. The decline followed July’s elevated volume, the strongest so far in 2014, and brought activity back to the average … Continue reading

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