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Offshore Systems in Focus at Top Glass

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Cost competitiveness has put the use of offshore curtainwall and glazing systems from Asia on the uptick in Canada in recent years. While that has raised pricing concerns from domestic suppliers, questions about potential quality control and delivery issues have also … Continue reading

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GPD 2015 Announces Workshops

Glass Processing Days (GPD) Finland, taking place June 23-26, will host more than 15 practical and interactive workshops over the first two days. The workshops, according to GPD, will cover topics such as patents, glass processing techniques, glass products quality … Continue reading

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Top Glass Closes Out with Big Talk

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Go big or go home? How about go big, then go home. Attendees of Wednesday’s Top Glass Conference and Exhibits 2015 were treated to a closing seminar by Louis Moreau of Architectural Glass of North America (AGNORA), who spoke about … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Be Safe

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 look at a safety glazing … Continue reading

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Sika’s Annual General Meeting Turns into 7-Hour Long Debate

Swiss specialty chemical company Sika AG’s seven-hour long annual general meeting of shareholders is one for the record books. The Swiss company’s management and several board members are in a standoff with Burkard family-owned Schenker-Winkler Holding (SWH) over the potential … Continue reading

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Seven Universal Window Projects Earn 2015 Tsongas Preservation Awards

Marlborough, Mass.-based Universal Window and Door provided windows for seven of the historic restoration projects recently honored with the 2015 Paul E. Tsongas Award by Preservation Massachusetts, the non-profit historic preservation organization dedicated to preserving the Commonwealth’s historic and cultural … Continue reading

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Top Glass Attendees Get Exclusive Look into Upcoming Guardrail Standard

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An increased number of building guard failures in the Toronto area over the past few years—many involving glass infill panels falling catastrophically—has drawn a lot of attention and scrutiny of late. So the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is working to … Continue reading

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OSHA’s Top 10 List of Things Your Company Should Monitor

Do you know the top 10 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations in the building materials industry? Two recent webinars from the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) highlighted the most common violations and ways to avoid … Continue reading

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Glass Doctor of the Gulf Coast Appears on Television Program

Glass Doctor of the Gulf Coast recently installed a shower for a house being featured on the television show “Tiny House Nation.” The season premiere episode of the FYI network program aired on April 13. Tiny House Nation features two … Continue reading

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Industry Veteran Norman Herd Passes Away

Norman D. Herd, regional manager for Custom Window Co. in Seattle, passed away on March 31 after a four-year battle with cancer. Herd, 77, spent 33 years in the glass industry. He was the first president of the Washington Glass … Continue reading

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