More articles by Ellen Rogers

Key Communications Halloween Costume Contest Winners Announced

Key Communications, parent company to USGlass magazine/USGNN.com™, celebrated Halloween with a costume contest for team members. This year’s top prize went to Chris Bunn, video producer, who dressed up as Monty Python’s The Black Knight. Bunn captured the majority of … Continue reading

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ABI Shows Robust Conditions Ahead for Construction Industry

With all geographic regions and building project sectors showing positive conditions, there continues to be a heightened level of demand for design services signaled in the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI). As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the … Continue reading

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Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15: One Regional Event Not to Miss

Glass Expo Northeast™ (GENE) ’15 is a must-see event, offering its attendees front row seats to top-notch industry educational seminars, training and networking opportunities, all at an affordable price. Attendees can now learn about the latest industry trends and services … Continue reading

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PPG Recognized with Chairman’s Awards for Three Projects

PPG Industries’ coil and building products group received three 2014 Chairman’s Awards from the Metal Construction Association (MCA) at METALCON 2014, October 1-3 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The North Scottsdale Park and Ride was selected in the … Continue reading

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Companies Share Good Reports from glasstec 2014

Positive and optimism—those are just two words to describe the impressions of many exhibitors speaking of glasstec 2014, which ended today at Messe Dusseldorf in Germany. Companies reported many sales, leads and much interest from those who attended the four-day … Continue reading

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Exhibitors Focus on Education and Innovation at glasstec 2014

glasstec is thought of historically as a show for the glazing industry, but some companies also have another market in mind. A number of exhibitors are also focused on architects and meeting their project design, aesthetic and performance needs. glasstec … Continue reading

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One N.J. Fabricator Takes Steps to Get with the Zero

McGrory Glass installed 2,782 USA-made Sharp solar panels at its New Jersey facility.

The NetZero Energy Commercial Building Initiative, launched in August 2008, is the Department of Energy’s Commercial Buildings Program aiming to achieve marketable net zero energy commercial buildings (NZEBs) by 2025. McGrory Glass Inc. based in Paulsboro, N.J., is one company … Continue reading

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CPSC Considers Revisions to Safety Certification Regulations

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The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has reopened its safety certification rulemaking proceedings to revise certification obligations for domestic and imported consumer products subject to CPSC safety standards, including architectural glass, among others. The CPSC rulemaking proceeding proposes revisions to … Continue reading

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Ballots, Bulletins and More Keep Laminators and Temperers Busy

Both the laminating and tempering divisions of the Glass Association of North America (GANA) were hard at work when they met last week in Toronto for their Fall Conference. Each division discussed the progress and development of various documents and bulletins, … Continue reading

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Fall Conference Discussions Cover Big Topics

Courtesy of Tom Culp, Birch Point Consulting.

When Glass Association of North America (GANA) divisions and committees met in Toronto last week for the group’s Fall Conference, members had plenty to discuss. Those in attendance covered topics ranging from ongoing interest in Building Information Modeling (BIM) to … Continue reading

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