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Watch the January Newscast to See What Was New at IBS

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USGNN™ kicked off the 2015 season with the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas last week. Check out the January Newscast for some highlights at this year’s IBS, the world’s largest annual light construction show. Click HERE to watch the … Continue reading

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Release of HPD Version 2 Set for March

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The Health Product Declaration (HPD), an increasingly used disclosure tool for reporting product content and associated health information for building products and materials, continues to evolve and will reach an important milestone in the next two months. HPD Collaborative announced … Continue reading

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Show Floor Expands at Glass Expo West™ ’15 with Southern Stretch Forming

Southern Stretch Forming is set to exhibit at Glass Expo West™ ’15, a two-day architectural glass event to be held March 19-20, 2015 at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center in Irvine, Calif. Southern Stretch Forming of Denton, Texas, will be … Continue reading

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Sika AG Throws Up New Roadblock for Saint-Gobain

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French conglomerate Saint-Gobain’s deal to acquire a controlling interest in Swiss specialty chemical company Sika AG appears to have had the brakes thrown on. The Sika Board of Directors has decided the Burkard’s family voting rights in the company should … Continue reading

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Show Floor Expands at Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15 with Leed Himmel Industries Inc.

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

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Keynote Speaker Announced: Your Opportunity to Learn the Secrets to Making Money with Social Media

Social media is still a hot topic, and attending your local Glass Expo will gain you access to Brian Offenberger, one of America’s leading marketing and sales seminar speakers. Offenberger will deliver the keynote speech at both Glass Expo West™ … Continue reading

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Nonresidential Building Dips in December but Climbs over Year

Nonresidential building in December fell 23 percent to $196.6 billion, following its 32-percent increase in the previous month, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. For 2014 as a whole, nonresidential building climbed 17 percent to $208.2 billion, following an 11-percent … Continue reading

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Binswanger Glass Acquires Glassworks LLC

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Binswanger Enterprises LLC, doing business as Binswanger Glass, announced the acquisition of Illinois Glassworks LLC (Glassworks). Located in Glenview, Ill., and serving the Chicagoland market, Glassworks is an installer of custom shower enclosures, mirrors, table tops and architectural glass and … Continue reading

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Architectural Billings Index Up in December

Demand for design services increased in 10 of 12 months in 2014, according to American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Architectural Billings Index (ABI), which “points to a healthy outlook for the nonresidential construction industry,” according to a release. … Continue reading

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Guardian’s Floreffe Plant Agrees to County Fine

Flat glass manufacturer Guardian Industries has agreed to pay a $25,000 penalty to the Allegheny County Health Department as a result of past “air quality violations” at its Floreffe plant in Pennsylvania. The consent order and agreement, which was executed … Continue reading

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