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China Glass Provides Unique International Opportunity

At China Glass 2015, Quanex, Sparklike and Inagas showcased their products together to demonstrate the link between materials, gas fill and measurement in insulating glass units. (Photo courtesy of Quanex)

Attendance at China Glass 2015 last week in Beijing was lighter than in recent years, but exhibitors in the glass and glazing industry were once again pleased with the opportunity the event provides to connect with a broad international audience. … Continue reading

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ACE Glass’ Johnny Aaron Passes Away

Johnny L. Aaron, longtime general field supervisor at ACE Glass Construction Corp., of Little Rock, Ark., passed away Saturday, May 16 at the age of 57. Aaron was a prominent fixture in the central Arkansas construction community and spent more … Continue reading

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Vistamatic Opens New Division

Vistamatic, a designer and manufacturer of privacy glass for observation control, has launched a new division called VistaGlass Direct, which will offer full-service glass fabrication and water jet services from its new manufacturing facility in Coral Springs, Fla. With VistaGlass … Continue reading

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OSHA Penalizes Roofing Contractor for “Preventable” Fatality in Skylight Fall

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The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has penalized a Florida roofing contractor $154,000 for not providing adequate safety precautions at a site where one of its employees fell to his death through a skylight. Last … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: The Glazing Manual

Every Thursday leading up to USGlass magazine’s 50th Anniversary celebration in August, USGNN.com™ is taking a look back at past issues and highlighting advertisements, stories and images that ran throughout the publication’s half-century life. This week, we’re going to the manual. The … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Increases in Most States

Construction firms added jobs in 40 states, as well as the District of Columbia, from April 2014 to last year. Thirty states and D.C. saw an increase from March to April, according to analysis of Labor Department data by the … Continue reading

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Bystronic Delivers 1000th Sealing Robot

Bystronic glass announced it has delivered its 1000th sealing robot, a milestone since the former company Lenhardt Maschinenbau GmbH—now Bystronic Lenhardt GmbH—developed and built the first robot in 1981. “Our long-standing customer Flachglas Wernberg (Germany) gave us the initial design … Continue reading

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DFI Expands Reach in South Africa

DFI, a developer and licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with a South African-based company, EasyClean Group. According to Guillermo Seta, corporate vice president of DFI, the move marks a continued growth strategy in expanding DFI’s … Continue reading

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IGMA Releases Vacuum Insulating Glass Technical Bulletin

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) announced the release of a new Vacuum Insulating Glass Technical Bulletin. The bulletin is intended to assist residential or commercial insulating glass and window manufacturers on the topic of vacuum insulating glazing (VIG). “We … Continue reading

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Texas Extruder Faces OSHA Fines

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Extruders Inc., of Wylie, Texas, a division of Dallas-based door and window manufacturer Atrium Corp., is facing $26,500 in citations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) following a November incident in which a maintenance worker died. OSHA announced the … Continue reading

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