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Proposed Bill in Florida Tackles Builder Liability Timeframe

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If defects are found with construction more than seven years from its completion, should a Florida builder still be liable for damages? House Rep. Jay Fant doesn’t think so. The Republican lawmaker from Jacksonville has introduced a bill that reduces builder … Continue reading

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Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15 Welcomes CHB Industries

CHB Industries is set to exhibit at Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15, a two-day architectural glass event to be held April 23-24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel in Hauppauge, N.Y. CHB Industries out of Smithtown, N.Y., will be … Continue reading

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“Overall Optimism” for Gimav at Glasspex India

Gimav, organized in partnership with the Italian Trade Promotion Agency, recently exhibited at Glasspex India in Mumbai on March 13-15. Companies exhibiting with the Gimav group (BDF Industries, Glass Service, Mappi, Ocmi OTG, Olivotto Glass) and the two Italian companies … Continue reading

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Bohle CEO Ostendarp Steps Down

Bohle AG chief executive officer Dr. Heinrich Ostendarp has resigned from his position with the consent of the company’s supervisory board. Bohle chief operating officer Arne Kloefkorn will take over his duties until a decision has been made regarding Ostendarp’s … Continue reading

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Hartung Dallas Installs Forel IG Line; Now Certified as Guardian Select Fabricator

Hartung Glass Industries announced its Dallas location is now certified as an independent Guardian Select Fabricator, joining its Seattle, Wilsonville, Ore. and Sacramento, Calif., locations. Hartung Dallas also installed a new automated Forel insulating glass line. “Guardian Select Fabricator certification … Continue reading

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Canadian Glass Association Connects with GICC

The Canadian Glass Association (CGA) announced it has joined the Glazing Industry Codes Committee (GICC). GICC, formed in 1983, teamed with the Glass Association of North America in 2010 as a “stand-alone, semi-autonomous ‘committee,’ open to all qualified companies and … Continue reading

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New Certification Program Aims to Put Glazing Community Ahead of Curve

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It’s time for the glazing community to step up its game—or at least prove that its game is already there. That was the general thinking in establishing the new North American Contractor Certification for Architectural Glass and Metal (NACC) program, … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Increases in Most States over Last Year

All but five states in the U.S. saw construction employment increase over the last 12 months, with 33 states adding construction jobs from January to February, according to the Associated General Contractors of America’s recent analysis of Labor Department data. … Continue reading

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EFCO Makes Shift in Leadership, Names New President

Cameron McGinley has been named the new vice president of commercial sales and president of EFCO Corp., a Monett, Mo.-based Pella Company. McGinley is replacing Mike Farquhar, who is moving on to own and operate a Pella independent sales branch. … Continue reading

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The Wagner Companies Adds Doug Schaefer

Milwaukee-based The Wagner Companies has appointed Doug Schaefer manager of architectural railing systems. Schaefer brings more than 25 years of experience in lighting design, product line management and engineering new product development, as he has worked with companies such as … Continue reading

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