Today’s News

Construction Starts in September Climb 10 Percent

New construction starts in September advanced 10 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $604.1 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. The increase followed an up-and-down pattern during the previous two months, and brought … Continue reading

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PPG Joins Green Building Councils in Five Latin American Countries

PPG Industries’ flat glass business announced that it has joined green building councils in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru. All five councils are members of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC). “We are grateful for PPG’s support of our … Continue reading

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ASTM International Reveals New Brand Identity

ASTM International introduced its new brand identity this week at the fall meetings of the ASTM board of directors in Seoul, South Korea. According to the group, the new branding was designed to better reflect the expanding mission and global … Continue reading

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glasstec Opens in Dusseldorf

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The 2014 glasstec show opened this morning in Dusseldorf, Germany. Today, USGNN.com™ editors spoke to several manufacturers about their latest product launches—and why they chose to unveil them at the Dusseldorf show. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

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Exhibitors Focus on Education and Innovation at glasstec 2014

glasstec is thought of historically as a show for the glazing industry, but some companies also have another market in mind. A number of exhibitors are also focused on architects and meeting their project design, aesthetic and performance needs. glasstec … Continue reading

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glasstec Exhibits Industry Comeback, International Growth

While it disappears every other year, glasstec always returns to make one thing clear: glass is not going away. That was the theme of glasstec 2014 president Martin Goodman’s remarks during the opening ceremony for the show. “We can look … Continue reading

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Take a Behind-the-Scenes Look at glasstec 2014

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Before the halls of Messe Dusseldorf are filled with attendees from around the world, we’re taking an inside look at some of what’s involved in bringing this worldwide showcase of glass to life. Click HERE to watch the video on … Continue reading

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Halmark Architectural Finishing Corp. Returns to Exhibit at Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15

The Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15 show floor will once again include Halmark Architectural Finishing Corp. 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. … Continue reading

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ICC-ES Technical Committee Votes Down Proposed Changes to AC385

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Last week, the International Code Council (ICC)-ES Technical Committee voted down proposed modifications of a certain Acceptance Criteria regarding alternatives to fire-resistance-rated glazing. The criteria, AC385, is used to “evaluate the use of special-purpose sprinkler heads with fixed glazed window … Continue reading

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Phil Blizzard Passes Away

Industry veteran and longtime YKK AP Cincinnati branch manager Phil Blizzard passed away over the weekend. Blizzard spent more than 30 years in the industry—his last 18 with YKK AP, from which he retired this summer at 66 years old. … Continue reading

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