More articles by Nick St. Denis

Glass Businesses Prepare for Winter Storm Jonas

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Mother Nature has treated the mid-Atlantic region to a mostly mild winter this season. This weekend, it appears to be payback time. According to the Weather Channel, “Winter Storm Jonas is expected to bring heavy snow to at least 15 states, … Continue reading

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Construction Firms Cautiously Optimistic Headed into New Year

AGC 2016 Outlook Survey

There’s plenty of building to be done in 2016, and construction firms throughout the United States are prepared to grow the sector’s workforce to meet the demand. According to survey results from the Associated General Contractors’ (AGC) annual industry hiring … Continue reading

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Fatality at Canadian Supplier Unlikely to be Work Related

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A death at a Canadian glass and architectural aluminum supplier Monday is likely medically-related, according to police. A male, whose name and age have yet to be released, died at Inland Glass and Aluminum (IGA) in Kamloops, British Columbia. According … Continue reading

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Novum to Pay $3 Million for Improper Use of Foreign Materials on Federally Funded Projects

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A Wisconsin-based contractor will pay $3 million to resolve its liability arising from improper use of foreign materials on federally funded construction projects. Glass enclosure specialist Novum Structures violated contractual provisions that apply domestic preference statutes, recognized as “Buy American” … Continue reading

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Cost Curve: A Look at Price Trends of Glass and Construction Materials

Ken Simonson - AGC

In the post-recession construction recovery, each major building material has been uniquely affected. Materials primary to the glazing industry have fared differently than others. In a recent construction forecast webinar hosted by CMD Group, Associated General Contractors of America chief economist … Continue reading

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DOJ, DOL Bolster Efforts to Punish Workplace Safety Violators

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Over the past two years, workplace safety has been scrutinized, not only in the glazing and construction industries, but across all workplace sectors. The federal government’s Departments of Justice and Labor recently put an even tighter microscope on the issue. … Continue reading

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Happy New Year: A Look Back at the Top Stories of 2015

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With 2015 coming to a close this week, USGNN.com™ is again taking a look back at the top headlines of the past year. Listed below are our most-read stories on the web over the past 12 months. Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® Acquires C.R. … Continue reading

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Italian Industry Leader Mrs. Gaffo Stepping Down

Renata Gaffo (via vitrum-milano.com)

After three decades, Mrs. Renata Gaffo is retiring from her role as director of GIMAV and Vitrum. Gaffo announced the decision Tuesday in a goodbye letter. “I did invest a lot of time and passion into the world I am … Continue reading

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Coalition Aims for Fundamental Research of Glass Strength

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The general perception of glass is that it is heavy and fragile. One recently formed organization looks forward to the day when that won’t be the case. Members of various glass manufacturing sectors have recently come together to establish the … Continue reading

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Kasich Stresses Job Preparation in Call with Industry Coalition

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A coalition of manufacturing and construction industry members recently had its fourth opportunity to pick the brain of another presidential candidate. Last week, Ohio Gov. John Kasich joined an ongoing teleforum to discuss his policies with industry associations and business … Continue reading

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