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CRL-U.S. Aluminum Appointments Five to Sales Team






CRL-U.S. Aluminum announced five new additions to its North American sales team, including John Herko, Tom Klutho, Regina Love, Chris McLaughlin and Barry Nishman. “Each of our new sales representatives possesses a thorough understanding of the glazing industry that makes … Continue reading




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NFRC CEO Jim Benney is Latest Departure from Organization






Jim Benney, who served as chief executive officer of the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) since 2003, has left the organization, according to a statement from the NFRC’s Board of Directors. He’s the third veteran staffer to leave NFRC in recent months. … Continue reading




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BLOG: Again? Trademark Fun






“Last year, I got all twisted up in a blog about a non-glazing company’s attempt to trademark a fairly common glazing industry term, thinking that none of us could ever refer to or use that term (“glass”) ever again. Within a couple … Continue reading




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BLOG: Marketing Communications Strategy Question No. 1






“Does your company/firm have a marketing communications strategy? If it doesn’t, it should. If it does, here are a few suggestions that will make it better and more effective.”— Vladimir Seizovic (guest blogger for Richard Voreis) READ MORE




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SIKA’s Board Says No to Proposed Agenda Changes at Extraordinary Meeting

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Swiss specialty chemical company SIKA AG’s board has denied Schenker-Winkler Holdings (SWH) request to revise the agenda for the July 24, 2015 extraordinary general meeting. “In view of the resolutions of the annual general meeting of April 14, 2015, SWH’s … Continue reading




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National Cathedral to Remove Stained Glass Windows Depicting Confederate Flag






The Confederate flag conversation has made its way to glass. Last week, Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., called for the removal of two stained glass windows in the cathedral that include an … Continue reading




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Throwback Thursday: An Executive Award






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, we’re getting presidential. In the Industry … Continue reading




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Construction Spending Up in May






Construction spending in May totaled $1.036 trillion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, its highest level since October 2008, according to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). May spending was 0.8 percent higher than in April and 8.2 percent … Continue reading




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BLOG: Patrolling for Rats






  “Today, July 1, 2015, the fine state of Indiana becomes what some people in the anti-union movement are referring to as a ‘free state.’ This is in reference to the fact that as of today, Indiana’s ‘prevailing wage’ laws … Continue reading




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Millennials Giving Major Boost to Multifamily Construction

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The focus of the U.S. housing market might be shifting in a big way: from owning single-family homes to renting multi-family units, according to the annual State of the Nation’s Housing report from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. Millennials are … Continue reading




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