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Saint-Gobain Says Acquisition of SIKA Moving Forward

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“Antitrust filings are proceeding as planned.” This is how French conglomerate Saint-Gobain’s management refers to the company’s bid to acquire Swiss specialty chemical company SIKA AG in its 2015 report on half-year results. “Under no circumstances can Saint-Gobain be forced … Continue reading

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BLOG: Listen My Friends and You Shall Hear / the Story of Bill and Bob Baneer

“This week, I read a website about an auction house selling a Revere Tinsmith candle lamp, ostensibly one from the pair that was hung in the Old North Church announcing the British were coming to Lexington and Concord in 1775. This … Continue reading

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June Construction Spending Makes Big Year-Over-Year Jump

Construction spending in June was up 12 percent from June 2014, marking the month’s highest year-over-year growth rate since 2006, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Spending totaled $1.065 trillion at a seasonally adjusted … Continue reading

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The Future of Technology and the Construction Worker

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In the not-so-distant past, Rob McKinney was on a jobsite doing a safety inspection for his construction company when he spotted a worker “top-stepping” a ladder—with two feet on top of an eight-foot ladder working in the ceiling. McKinney, who … Continue reading

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BLOG: Five Things Every Consumer Should Know about Glass

“As you can imagine, I spend a fair amount of time discussing glass, and not just in my role as USGlass magazine’s publisher. Family, friends, and almost everyone I meet, asks me something about glass when they find out what … Continue reading

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Second Installment of TGP’s Fire-Rated Video Corner Available Now

Technical Glass Products (TGP) is sponsoring the USGlassmag.com Fire-Rated Video Corner, and the second part of the three-month video series of specialized glass coverage is now available to view. Click here to watch the second video installment, and if you missed the … Continue reading

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“Van” Vanderstar Passes Away at 99

Cornelius Christian “Van” Vanderstar passed away at the age of 99 at his home in Newport Beach in November. Vanderstar, the former president of U.S. Aluminum Corp., was inducted into the USGlass magazine Glass and Metal Hall of Fame in 1999. … Continue reading

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Western Window Systems Announces Investment, Management Changes

Phoenix-based Western Window Systems announced it has received an investment from PWP Growth Equity, a private equity fund affiliated with Perella Weinberg Partners. PWP Growth Equity is partnering with Western Window’s CEO Scott Gates and his current management team for … Continue reading

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Website of the Week: SC Railing Co.

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One World Trade Center in a Glass of its Own

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New York City’s One World Trade Center is one of the tallest buildings in the world. And, at least according to one organization that knows a thing or two about tall buildings, it’s one of the best. The Council on … Continue reading

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