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Minnesota Stadium Project Standing Ground on Glass Usage Amid Bird Debate

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Glass is no new foe to birds, but an ongoing construction project that will utilize approximately 200,000 square feet of glass in a migratory area has recently directed much attention to the matter. A new multi-purpose stadium in Minnesota—which will … Continue reading

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GANA to Celebrate 20 Years During Fall Conference

The Glass Association of North America (GANA) will celebrate its 20-year anniversary with a reception September 23 at 6:30 p.m. during the GANA Fall Conference in Toronto. The conference will be held September 23-26 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto … Continue reading

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Firestone Building Products Facility Recognized for Energy Efficiency

Firestone Building Products’ Bristol, Conn., manufacturing facility has been recognized by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) as a 2014 Northeast Business Leader for Energy Efficiency. The Northeast Business Leaders for Energy Efficiency recognition program highlights the accomplishments of organizations … Continue reading

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Glaz-Tech Provides Louisiana Job Boost with Baton Rouge Expansion

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Tucson, Ariz.-based Glaz-Tech Industries announced it will make a $4 million capital investment with the establishment of a new glass manufacturing facility in Baton Rouge, La., a move the company asserts will create 50 new direct jobs. The facility will … Continue reading

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Construction Backlog Spikes in Second Quarter, Poised to Continue Rise

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) reached an all-time high in the second quarter of 2014. The CBI improved 5.4 percent following a 2.8 percent decline in the first quarter and currently stands at 8.5—up 3.6 … Continue reading

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Pre-Registration Now Open for Glass Expo West ’15

Glass Expo West™ ’15 is returning to California, this time in the southern city of Irvine. The two-day event will take place March 19-20, 2015 at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center and will give owners, managers and technicians a chance … Continue reading

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AAMA Releases New Voluntary Specification for PVC Exterior Profiles

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released AAMA 663-14, “Voluntary Specification for In-Process Quality Control Requirements for Applicators of Organic Coatings to Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles.” This specification will establish the minimum requirements for applicators of organic coatings … Continue reading

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National Unemployment Rate Stagnant as Construction Employment Increases

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The national jobless rate was little changed in July at 6.2 percent, 0.1 percent higher than in June. The rate, however, sits 1.1 percentage points lower than in July 2013, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor … Continue reading

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The Riverside Co. Re-Acquires the Dwyer Group

The Dwyer Group, parent company to Glass Doctor, has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Co., a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Riverside … Continue reading

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