More articles by Tara Taffera

Intertek Acquisition of ATI is Complete

Intertek has completed its acquisition of Architectural Testing Inc. (ATI). The acquisition recently gained regulatory approval and the transaction was finalized on December 24. “The purchase of ATI will provide a huge benefit to the industries we collectively serve and … Continue reading

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Opening Presenter Kicks Off Glass Expo Midwest with Economic Outlook

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Glass Expo Midwest™ 2014 opened today at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg (Chicago), Ill., with a keynote session from William Greiner, chief investment officer at Mariner Wealth Advisors, who provided a market outlook, both globally and here … Continue reading

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Crystal’s Chicago Factory Opens Its Doors to Guests

Attendees of Fenestration Day, being held today in Schaumburg, Ill., attended a tour of Crystal Window and Door’s Chicago factory yesterday. The window manufacturer opened its doors to show attendees, along with other guests including Cook County Commissioner John Daley. … Continue reading

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Shutdown is Over but Uncertainty Remains

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Though the government is back up and running the problems are far from over and its effect on the housing and construction markets, and overall economy, remains to be seen. That was the consensus among panelists in today’s Economic Webcast: … Continue reading

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Moody’s Economist Weighs in on Government Shutdown

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As day three of the government shutdown continues, everyone is still wondering what effect this will have on the economy. Mark Zandi, chief economist, Moody’s, addressed this question today while appearing as part of the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) … Continue reading

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VEKA Celebrates 30 Years

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VEKA celebrated 30 years in the industry this week at its U.S. headquarters in Fombell, Pa., with its employees, suppliers, supporters and members of the press, including USGlass magazine. VEKA U.S. president Joe Peilert welcomed attendees and said they, and … Continue reading

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ICC Approves Proposal Regarding Dynamic Glazing in Residential Applications

The International Code Council’s (ICC) Committee Action Hearings continue this week in Dallas, and today the committee approved a proposal regarding dynamic glazing. Proposal CE161, part 2, introduced by Dr. Helen Sanders, Sage Electrochromics, proposed that the International Energy Conservation … Continue reading

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ICC Disapproves Proposals Regarding Overhangs

The International Code Council’s (ICC) Committee Action Hearings continue this week in Dallas, and today the committee disapproved two proposals related to overhangs. RE66 was proposed by Don Surrena, CBO, representing National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and his proposal … Continue reading

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AAMA Puts Innovation on Display

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Robert Tucker, author of “Innovation is Everybody’s Business,” addressed members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) yesterday about fostering innovation at their businesses. But he didn’t stop there—he talked to window companies about how they put these innovative principles … Continue reading

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AAMA Tackles Complex Issues During Annual Meeting

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When members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) kicked off the group’s annual meeting this morning in Tucson, Ariz., the association continued its work on some tough subjects including life cycle analysis (LCA) and condensation resistance. Association Highlights But … Continue reading

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