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IBHS Urges Consumers to Rebuild Stronger on Hurricane Sandy Anniversary

As the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches on October 29, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) has issued an advisory to residents in affected areas to rebuild and repair their communities, homes and businesses to be … Continue reading

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Safti First Adds G. Bowie and Associates as Representative

Fire-rated glazing and framing systems manufacturer Safti First announced the addition of G. Bowie and Associates as an architectural representative in Tennessee. “We are excited about the opportunity to represent a company with such a varied range of product offerings … Continue reading

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ICC-ES Technical Committee Votes Down Proposed Changes to AC385

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Last week, the International Code Council (ICC)-ES Technical Committee voted down proposed modifications of a certain Acceptance Criteria regarding alternatives to fire-resistance-rated glazing. The criteria, AC385, is used to “evaluate the use of special-purpose sprinkler heads with fixed glazed window … Continue reading

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Phil Blizzard Passes Away

Industry veteran and longtime YKK AP Cincinnati branch manager Phil Blizzard passed away over the weekend. Blizzard spent more than 30 years in the industry—his last 18 with YKK AP, from which he retired this summer at 66 years old. … Continue reading

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Sisecam Celebrating 40th Anniversary of Isicam

Turkey-based flat glass manufacturer Şişecam Group is celebrating its 40th anniversary of its double-glazing brand “Isıcam.” “Isıcam has evolved into a generic brand for double-glazing in Turkey since these 40 years,” says Dr. Reha Akçakaya, executive vice president for flat … Continue reading

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Abel Questions “Balance and Transparency” of CGSB Glass Committee

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Last November, the Canadian General Standards Board’s (CGSB) had announced it was working on a new edition of the national standard for wired safety glass. In a news report posted this past May, the CGSB told USGNN.com™ it established a … Continue reading

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Prices for Construction Materials Dip Slightly in September

Construction materials prices inched down 0.1 in September but are up 1.6 percent compared to the same time last year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Producer Price Index. Prices for inputs to construction industries have remained unchanged from … Continue reading

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PPG Reports Quarterly Net Sales up 4 Percent from Prior Year

PPG Industries reported third quarter 2014 net sales from continuing operations of $3.94 billion, up $161 million, or 4 percent, versus the prior year. Net income for the quarter from continuing operations, meanwhile, was $377 million, or $2.70 per diluted … Continue reading

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Coastal Hires Steve Middleton to Cover European Market

Coastal Shower Doors announced it has hired operations manager Steve Middleton to lead its new launch into the European market. Based in England, Middleton will be responsible for developing a distribution network within the European Union by appointing importers and distributors in … Continue reading

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