More articles by Nick St. Denis

Apple Awarded Another Structural Glass Design Patent

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Apple has ensured yet another one of its glass structures will remain one of a kind for at least 14 years. The electronics giant was awarded a patent last week for its glass cylinder store entrance design, which was put … Continue reading




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BLOG: Another Way Glass Can Make You Look Stupid






“Remember that blog I posted four months ago titled ‘Eight Ways Glass Can Make You Look Stupid?’ Well, apparently I posted it four months too soon.”—Nick St. Denis CLICK HERE TO READ MORE




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Which Industry-Related Companies Made the Fortune 500 Cut?

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The 61st Fortune 500 list was recently released, with the 500 companies accounting for $12.5 trillion in revenues, $945 billion in profits and 26.8 million employees. Among them are a handful of glass and glazing industry-related companies. 3M, which recorded $31.8 … Continue reading




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Study: Natural Benefits of Glazing Key in Young Learning Environments

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From a building design standpoint, is the use of glazing the most important factor in learning and academic performance of elementary school students? One recent study suggests that just may be. The University of Salford, Manchester, in the United Kingdom … Continue reading




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Some Manufacturers Still Pushing Back in Steel Antitrust Lawsuit

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Three steel manufacturers continue to hold their ground in a price fixing lawsuit that saw five other defendants previously settle for a total of $163.9 million. In 2008, Pennsylvania-based Standard Iron Works and four other companies filed a lawsuit alleging … Continue reading




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Canadian Safety Glazing Standard Draft Expected in Fall

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A new Canadian safety glazing standard draft that has been in the works since the end of 2013 is expected to be released for public review this fall. The Canadian General Standards Board’s (CGSB) Committee on Glass reviewed the draft … Continue reading

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Prison Sentence for Extrusion Order Violation Could Raise Bar

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A year-and-a-half-long prison sentence involving the violation of aluminum extrusion orders could set the stage for future judgments. Last month, Armando Garcia-Vazquez was handed an 18-month prison sentence by a federal judge in Puerto Rico for pleading guilty to “Conspiracy … Continue reading




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China Glass Provides Unique International Opportunity

At China Glass 2015, Quanex, Sparklike and Inagas showcased their products together to demonstrate the link between materials, gas fill and measurement in insulating glass units. (Photo courtesy of Quanex)





Attendance at China Glass 2015 last week in Beijing was lighter than in recent years, but exhibitors in the glass and glazing industry were once again pleased with the opportunity the event provides to connect with a broad international audience. … Continue reading




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Why are Commercial Buildings Getting Bigger?

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Commercial buildings are getting larger. In recent years, the size of commercial buildings has grown at a more rapid pace than the increase of the amount of buildings itself, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). But why? The … Continue reading




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AIA Show Hits Glass and Glazing Industry’s Hot Topics






The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention 2015 wrapped up Saturday afternoon in Atlanta after three days sporting a busy show floor. The glass and glazing industry maintained a strong presence throughout the event, as exhibitors ranged from glass and … Continue reading




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