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Bayer MaterialScience is Now Covestro

Effective today, Bayer MaterialScience will operate under a new name — Covestro. The producer of high-performance polymers for the construction and automotive industries is now legally and economically independent, but it will remain a subsidiary of Bayer AG. The parent company hopes to spin off Covestro by … Continue reading

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AAMA Addresses Condensation in New Document

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has created a document addressing causes and technical issues related to condensation on interior surfaces of fenestration products, comparing the tools available for rating systems for condensation resistance. “This new AAMA document was developed … Continue reading

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Check Out Third Installment of TGP’s Fire-Rated Video Corner

Technical Glass Products (TGP) is sponsoring the USGlassmag.com Fire-Rated Video Corner, and the third and final part of the specialized video series is now available to view. Watch the most recent video here. Click here to watch the second video installment, and if you … Continue reading

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Glass TEXpo™ ’16 Honors the Late Jerry Wright

Glass TEXpo™ ’16 will be held in honor of Jerry Wright, longtime Texas Glass Association (TGA) president, who recently passed away on November 24, 2014. The president and owner of AAA Glass & Mirror Co. since 1962, spent decades in … Continue reading

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Should Your Independent Contractor Instead Be Considered Your Employee?

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The United States Department of Labor wants to clarify something it claims is costing employees certain protections and the government money. The department recently put out an interpretation of sorts to ensure employees of companies don’t get misclassified as independent … Continue reading

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USGlass Kicks Off Second Annual Pro Football Pick’em Challenge

USGlass magazine and USGNN.com™ have kicked off the second annual Pro Football Pick’em Challenge for members of the architectural glass and glazing industry. The pool is free to enter. Participants simply log in each week to pick each NFL game … Continue reading

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GANA Glass Leaders Conference Set for October 12

Registration is open for the Glass Association of North America (GANA) Glass Leaders Conference in San Antonio on October 12. The conference precedes the GANA Fall Conference, which will take place October 13-16 at the same location. A presentation covering … Continue reading

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Topics Announced for Façade Tectonics

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced the topics and speakers for the Façade Tectonics portion of the CTBUH 2015 International Conference. The event will be held October 26-27 at the Grand Hyatt in New York … Continue reading

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Quanex to Acquire Woodcraft Industries

Houston-based Quanex Building Products Corp. will acquire Woodcraft Industries, a top supplier of doors and components to the kitchen and bathroom cabinet industry. The all-cash transaction, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2015, is valued at approximately $248.5 million. … Continue reading

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