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Momentive Completes Balance Sheet, Emerges from Chapter 11

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Waterford, N.Y.-based silicone manufacturer Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (MPM) announced that it has emerged from Chapter 11 and completed its restructuring plan. According to court documents, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York entered an order … Continue reading

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Glass Expo West™ ’15 Slated For March 2015

Glass Expo West™ ’15, to be held March 19-20, 2015 at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center in Irvine, Calif., will offer attendees front row seats to top-notch industry educational seminars, training and networking opportunities all at an affordable price. Attendees … Continue reading

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NFRC Elects Four First-Timers to Board

Four of the five newly-elected members to the National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) board of directors are first-timers, the NFRC announced. While Kerry Haglund of Efficient Windows Collaborative is a returning board member, Catherine Best of Benson Industries, Kevin Vilhauer … Continue reading

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USGBC Extends LEED 2009 Through October 2016

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced it will allow LEED users to register projects under the LEED 2009 rating system until October. 31, 2016. The original date for LEED 2009 registration to close was June 15, 2015. According to … Continue reading

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Canada Approaching Deadline for Public Review Period for Code Changes

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The national public review and comment period for proposed changes to the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) will close Friday. The fall 2014 review period, which is exploring proposed changes to the National Building Code of Canada … Continue reading

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Kuraray to Sell Former DuPont European PVB Business

Kuraray Co. Ltd. has reached an agreement with GVC S.A. to sell the European PVB film business formerly owned by European subsidiaries of DuPont. The transaction, which includes a production facility in Uentrop, Germany and a research and development center … Continue reading

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Glaston’s Third Quarter “Step in Right Direction”

Glaston Corp. reported its orders for the third quarter of 2014 totaled $43.5 million, bringing its 2014-through-September total to $114.2 million. According to the company, consolidated net sales from January-September totaled $106.8 million, and third-quarter net sales were $32.5 million. “The third quarter … Continue reading

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Assa Abloy Entrance Systems Returns to Exhibit at Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15

The Glass Expo Northeast™ show floor will once again include Assa Abloy Entrance Systems as an exhibitor. The two-day architectural glass event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel in Hauppauge, N.Y., on April 23-24, 2015. Assa … Continue reading

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View’s Tinianov Could Provide Industry Representation on USGBC Board Pending Vote

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will wrap up voting for the 2015 USGBC Board of Directors Friday, and one member of the glass industry hopes to make the cut. Brandon Tinianov, senior director of business development at dynamic glass … Continue reading

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IBHS Urges Consumers to Rebuild Stronger on Hurricane Sandy Anniversary

As the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches on October 29, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) has issued an advisory to residents in affected areas to rebuild and repair their communities, homes and businesses to be … Continue reading

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