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Battle for the “Building Envelope” Begins; Oldcastle Files Lawsuit Against Publisher

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Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® (OBE) has filed a lawsuit against a media publishing company alleging trade name and trademark infringement and unfair competition for the publisher’s use of the term “Building Envelope.” According to court documents filed in the United States District … Continue reading

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Overstock.com Selects View Glass for New Campus

Overstock.com Inc. will incorporate View Dynamic Glass in its new corporate campus, the companies announced. The project marks one of the largest installations of View Dynamic Glass to date, and according to View, the glass will be delivered this summer. … Continue reading

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BLOG: Grazie Milano!

The Milan Cathedral otherwise known as the Duomo di Milano is one of the largest churches in the world. Construction began in 1387.

In a whirlwind trip to Milan, Italy, I was treated to a press preview of Vitrum 2015. A small group of fellow editors and I spent about three hours on a guided tour of Milan that focused on buildings that have used glass as a prominent feature of their architectural design. Continue reading

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OSHA Cites Florida Window Installer for Fall Protection Violations

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Nine contractors at the newly constructed Oasis Park Square residential development in Doral, Fla., including one window-installation firm, are facing a total of $152,000 in proposed penalties after inspectors from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration … Continue reading

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Website of the Week: Kawneer

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Glaston Sells Pre-Processing Machines Business; Continues as Distributor

Finland-based Glaston Corp. announced today it has signed an agreement to sell 100 percent of the shares of Glaston Italy S.p.A to the subsidiary’s local management. “Glaston has a clear strategy and direction, which is sustainable and profitable growth,” says … Continue reading

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New Construction Starts Advance in April

The value of new construction starts in April increased 10 percent from March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $698.7 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The April statistics raised the Dodge Index to 148, compared to 134 the … Continue reading

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Why are Commercial Buildings Getting Bigger?

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Commercial buildings are getting larger. In recent years, the size of commercial buildings has grown at a more rapid pace than the increase of the amount of buildings itself, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). But why? The … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Delivery!

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, it’s all about transportation. In the … Continue reading

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St. Claire Promotes Andy Reilly

Lanham, Md.-based St. Claire Window and Door Corp. announced the promotion of Andy Reilly to executive vice president. In the new role, he will be responsible for “creating, communicating and implementing the organization’s vision, mission and overall direction,” according to … Continue reading

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