More articles by Tara Taffera

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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Why Western Window Systems is No Longer Making its Own IG

It’s a question many window companies struggle with: make or buy your insulating glass? There are pros and cons associated with each technique. Western Window Systems, based in Phoenix, announced last week that it will no longer be manufacturing insulating … Continue reading

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Guardian to Close California Glass Fab Plant

Guardian Industries announced that it is closing its Reedley, Calif., glass fabrication plant because of ongoing economic challenges. The company anticipates a May 2 closure date. The facility provides mirror and laminated glass for residential, commercial and interior applications. Reedley … Continue reading

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ASTM Standards in Building Codes Available in DVD and Online

The latest compilation of ASTM Standards in Building Codes is available in DVD and online. The ASTM Building Codes contain more than 2,000 ASTM construction specifications, practices and test methods compiled from the Annual Book of ASTM Standards. These standards … Continue reading

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Glass Products on Display at fensterbau/frontale

Inoutik (Deceuninck) received an award for architectural innovation and was chosen among 35 nominated companies.

Attendees to the fensterbau/frontale trade fair, held last week in Nuremburg, Germany, had some glass options to choose from, as well as hardware, machines and other products used for production of glass, windows and curtainwall. A number of companies including … Continue reading

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