More articles by Ellen Rogers

Nonresidential Construction Jobs Decrease in May While Industry as Whole Sees Gains

While the U.S. construction industry gained 6,000 jobs from April to May, nonresidential construction segments lost 500 jobs, according to an employment report by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). “Coming into [Friday’s] release, the nonresidential construction industry was expected … Continue reading

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PPG to Manufacture Starphire® Glass Using Oxy-Fuel Furnace in Fresno

PPG Industries will begin manufacturing Starphire ultra-clear glass using oxy-fuel furnace technology at its float glass plant in Fresno, Calif. The glass was formerly manufactured only at PPG’s central Pennsylvania plant. According to Patrick J. Kenny, PPG director of marketing, … Continue reading

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WDMA Releases 2014 Window & Entry Door U.S. Market Study

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) released the WDMA Window and Entry Door Industry 2014 U.S. Market Study. The report is based on industry input for product shipments in 2013 and was prepared, researched and analyzed by Metrostudy, a … Continue reading

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ICD Introduces CeramiGlass™Frost Etch

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ICD recently introduced CeramiGlass™Frost Etch, a product line it says is designed to meet the growing decorative glass specification needs in the architectural community. According to the company, CeramiGlass™Frost Etch is a100-percent water based ceramic-like coating that simulates the look … Continue reading

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New Backpainted Glass from GlasPro

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GlasPro’s line of backpainted glass products was designed for applications requiring furniture-grade finishes ranging from bright, vibrant colors to subtle tones and hues. Called GlasPro-BP, the company says the line is ideal for wall-cladding, dividers and any other condition in … Continue reading

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CRL Introduces 8B Series Square Base

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C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL) says its new 8B Series Square Base is the industry’s lightest traditional profile base shoe, weighing 30 percent less than its predecessor while upholding all criteria of its other base shoe systems. It is designed … Continue reading

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Firestone Building Products Offers Series 3200 No Return

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Aesthetics were the forefront of Firestone Building Products’ intent when it extended its Una-Clad aluminum plate panel offering to include the Series 3200 No Return (NR). And that shows in the design because the metal isn’t folded over to create … Continue reading

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ANSI Revises Various Standards

The American National Standards Institute has made revisions to a few of its standards. The Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, section 10.3.1.7 Construction Activity Pollution Prevention: Protection of Occupied Areas has been updated … Continue reading

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Partnership Agreement Signed Between Keraglass Industries and Emmegi Group

Keraglass Industries announced that it has reached a technological and financial partnership agreement with the Emmegi Group. According to the announcement, thanks to the natural affinity between the two businesses, glass and aluminum processing, both will benefit from this important … Continue reading

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IgCC Debates EPDs During This Week’s Code Hearings

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Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) have seen a lot of discussion of late within the architectural glass industry. An EPD for glass was recently published and one will soon be available for windows. Likewise, EPDs were also on the agenda this … Continue reading

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