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PPG Works on Repairs at California Glass Facility

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PPG Industries has launched a $20 million repair project on its Fresno, Calif., flat glass facility. The company says it’s re-bricking its oxygen-fired glass furnace there after 15 years of continuous operation. “The purpose of the scheduled outage is to restore the furnace’s original … Continue reading

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BLOG: What Goes Around…

“‘I guess you’ve gotta enjoy it while you can, because you know it won’t last forever.’ This is the advice I gave to an old friend who called me last week in response to some of my recent comments in … Continue reading

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New York City Leading Commercial, Multifamily Building Sector

The Big Apple is a big builder. New York City led all U.S. metropolitan areas by dollar amount of construction starts for commercial and multifamily building in 2015, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. A total of $34.9 billion of … Continue reading

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PPG Industries Inc. Joins Glass TEXpo™ ’16 Show Floor

Glass TEXpo™ ’16, a two-day architectural glass event to be held April 8-9, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio and Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, added PPG Industries Inc. to its list of exhibitors. The event … Continue reading

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DOC Delays Decision on Zhongwang

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The U.S. aluminum extruder industry is still waiting on a decision from the Department of Commerce (DOC) as to whether it will investigate allegations that a Chinese aluminum extruder evaded U.S. import duties. The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) filed a … Continue reading

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Dodge Momentum Index Moves Higher in January

The Dodge Momentum Index rose 2.4 percent in January to 126.4 (2000=100) from its December reading of 123.4. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been … Continue reading

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Glass Expo Pacific Northwest™ ’16 Hotel Reservation Block Now Available

As announced last week, the official dates and location for Glass Expo Pacific Northwest™ (GEPN) ’16 have been set and registration is now open. Taking place June 2-3, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue (suburban Seattle), Wash., the … Continue reading

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MGA Announces Spring Exhibition

The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association (MGA) will hold its 29th annual expo on Wednesday, April 20. The expo will be held at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md., from 3 to 9 p.m. The expo will feature architectural glass and glazing products; … Continue reading

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NACC Aims for Easier Understanding of Glazier Certification

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A glazing certification program is kicking off its second year with more clarity. The North American Contractor Certification Program for Architectural Glass and Metal (NACC) program released its new procedural guide this week, focusing on format and readability. NACC, developed … Continue reading

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BLOG: Substrate Selection – Anodized Aluminum

Editor’s note: Jon Kimberlain, senior application specialist of Dow Corning, is returning to USGNN as a monthly blogger. His blogs will run in Thursdays. “Hello again. After a few years’ hiatus, I am getting back into blogging. The next few … Continue reading

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