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Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15 Begins Tomorrow

Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15 opens its doors tomorrow, displaying a show floor packed with glass industry suppliers and seminars lead by industry experts. On-site registration for this two-day event opens at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, with the first seminar … Continue reading

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J. Sussman Inc. Returns to Exhibit at Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15

J. Sussman Inc. of Jamaica, N.Y., returns to exhibit at Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15 this week, April 23-24. Show hours will run from 3: p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on April 23 and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on April 24. … Continue reading

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Sisecam Group Increases Net Sales 15 Percent in 2014

Sisecam Group, a global manufacturer of glass, reported consolidated net sales of $2.57 billion (Turkish Lira 6.9 billion), up 15 percent compared to the previous year. The company recorded a net profit of $156.67 million (TL 420 million) and an EBITDA … Continue reading

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Sage’s Giron Nominated for European Inventor Award

Dr. Jean-Christophe Giron of Sage Electrochromics, a Saint-Gobain company, was nominated for the European Inventor Award 2015 for his research in the field of electrochromic glass. Launched by the European Patent Office in 2006, the award “pays tribute to the … Continue reading

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Sprinkler Proposal at I-Codes Voted Down

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The glass industry was successful this week in seeing the disapproval of two code change proposals that would have allowed the use of sprinklers in place of fire-rated glazing. Monday, proposals FS 1-15 and FS 2-15 at the I-Codes Committee … Continue reading

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PNC Puts Façade to Test

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Test it before you buy it. Or in PNC Financial Services Group’s case: test it before you build it. The company has taken that concept to a whole new level over the past year and a half en route to … Continue reading

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PPG Reports 1-Percent Net Sales Increase in First Quarter

PPG Industries reported its first quarter 2015 net sales from continuing operations were $3.7 billion, up 1 percent versus the prior year, according to a release from the company. Net sales in local currencies grew 8 percent year-over-year, including a … Continue reading

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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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