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PPI Report Shows 0.7-Percent Increase in Flat Glass Prices in August

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Flat glass prices increased in August, regaining the upward trend they’ve seen for much of the year. According to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued this week by the U.S. Labor Department, flat glass prices jumped 0.7 percent … Continue reading

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Pulp Studio Appoints Four to Various Sales Regions

Los Angeles-based specialty glass product manufacturer Pulp Studio has announced four new appointments in its sales department. Katie Grimes will now cover the Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland territories, and Chris Harris has been assigned to Texas and Oklahoma. Kami … Continue reading

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APG International’s Tom Darigo Claims Week 2 of USGlass Pick’em Challenge

Tom Darigo, sales/estimating manager at APG International Inc., was the Week 2 winner of the USGlass Pro Football Pick’em Challenge in the architectural glass industry group. Darigo picked 10 of 16 games correctly and won the tiebreaker, picking just six … Continue reading

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RavenBrick Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony with Denver Mayor

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock joined Alex Burney, CEO of RavenBrick, Tuesday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the company’s headquarters in Denver. The ceremony marked the unveiling of the new automated line for mass production of RavenWindow. According to the … Continue reading

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AAMA, World Vision Partner to Provide Backpacks with Supplies for Children in Need

During the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2014 Fall Conference, held earlier this week in Denver, volunteers filled backpacks with school supplies for a nearby Denver Title I elementary school. A total of 500 backpacks were filled and distributed during … Continue reading

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Industry Icon Bob Pool Passes Away at 85

Bob G. Pool, founder and chairman of Thermal Windows Inc. in Tulsa, Okla., passed away September 13 in Bayview, Texas, with his wife and daughters at his side. Pool, born October 11, 1928, was 85. A little more than a … Continue reading

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Virginia Court Affirms Judgment Holding Employer Liable for On-Job Safety Violations

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As far as at least one court is concerned, the presence of a jobsite supervisor is enough to make a company liable for the actions of its employees on the job. Last week, the Court of Appeals of Virginia affirmed … Continue reading

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Apogee Reports 30 Percent Revenue Increase, 58 Percent Spike in Backlog

Apogee Enterprises Inc. announced its fiscal 2015 second-quarter results, which include a 30 percent increase in revenues to the tune of $231.9 million. The company, which provides solutions for enclosing commercial buildings and framing art, reported its operating income of … Continue reading

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ConSol Founder Discusses Impact of California Regulations on U.S. at AAMA Conference

The California Energy Commission has a number of proposals for the 2016 Energy Code as it chases the eventual goal of getting the state of California to “zero energy” by 2020. Michael Hodgson, ConSol founder, spoke at the American Architectural … Continue reading

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Exhibitors Showcase More than Just Glass

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In addition to all the glass products on the GlassBuild show floor, exhibitors also featured machinery, equipment and much more. Watch part two of the USGNN™ September newscast for a look back at some of these new developments. Click HERE … Continue reading

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