More articles by Tara Taffera

Getting Down to Business – The Best and Worst States for Glass Industry Companies

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It’s hard enough running a business. But in certain states, it may be even harder for those in the glazing industry than others. Texas and Florida are number one and two, respectively, in terms of the best states to do … Continue reading

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FTC and DOJ to Hold Workshop on Conditional Pricing Practices

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) will hold a joint public workshop on June 23, 2014, to explore the economic and legal analysis of conditional pricing practices among firms in a supply chain. The workshop will … Continue reading

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PGT Industries Names New President

PGT Industries appointed Jeff Jackson, president and chief operations officer, effective June 1. Jackson, 48, succeeds Rod Hershberger, 57, who will remain in his roles as chairman of the PGT board of directors and CEO. “I am proud and excited … Continue reading

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Kolbe’s Brett Danke Promoted to Director of Manufacturing

Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc.  promoted Brett Danke to serve as director of manufacturing. He will work closely with Kolbe’s vice president of manufacturing, Keith Koenig, to oversee the company’s manufacturing facilities in Wausau and its continuous improvement efforts. For the past six … Continue reading

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PGT Reports Strongest First Quarter Since 2007

PGT Inc. says it started off another year with strong growth when it announced its financial results for its first quarter ended March 29, 2014. “We are starting off another year of strong top-line growth in sales, as we sold … Continue reading

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MPM Silicones Files for Chapter 11

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MPM Silicones filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on April 13, 2014 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York. The company has quite a pedigree of ownership according to court documents. “MPM Silicones is a wholly-owned … Continue reading

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Daylighting Issues Debated in IgCC Hearings

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A variety of issues related to daylighting were debated in the International Code Council’s International green Construction Code (igCC) hearings, which took place last week in Memphis. Two proposals were approved as submitted, GG260 and GG262. Their goal was to … Continue reading

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Measures to Reduce Waste Debated at Code Hearings

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Measures to reduce waste were debated at the recent International Code Council hearings of the International green Construction Code (IgCC) taking place this week in Memphis. USGNN.com™ takes a look at two of those proposals, one which will make it … Continue reading

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LCA Major Topic in Code Hearings

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If you still think life cycle assessments (LCA) won’t ultimately make it into the mainstream, discussions held during today’s International Code Council hearings of the International green Construction Code (igCC) should make you think again. Mike Fischer with the Kellen … Continue reading

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Housing Industry “Gets Back to Normal”

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In the years following the bust, economic forecasters often used the term, the “long road back to normal” or the “new normal.” In this week’s National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) Spring Construction Forecast Robert Denk, NAHB assistant vice president for … Continue reading

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