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Apple Taking Bite Out of Glass Architecture

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Apple loves glass, and it’s stocking up on the patents to prove it. The company was awarded a patent last month by the US Patent and Trademark Office for its infamous glass cube building design, as featured at its flagship … Continue reading

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Nonresidential Construction Employment Retains Momentum in August

The U.S. construction industry added 20,000 jobs in August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report released September 5. July’s estimate was revised upward from 22,000 to 31,000 net new jobs. Nonresidential construction added 5,500 jobs in August, which … Continue reading

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Bird Safety a Growing Priority in Communities’ Approach to Glass

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According to the American Bird Conservancy, an estimated 300 million to 1 billion birds die each year from collisions with glass on everything, from skyscrapers to homes. “Birds can’t see glass [and] they don’t understand the same cues [humans do]. … Continue reading

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Graham Appoints Bollimpalli, Hartman to Management Positions

York, Pa.-based manufacturer Graham Architectural Products (GAP) announced the addition of two key hires, Trinadh Bollimpalli and Wendy Hartman. As GAP’s new manager of quality, Bollimpalli will have direct responsibility for quality procedures at the company’s York and New Castle, … Continue reading

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SAF Promotes Marino to Fabrication Senior Project Manager

Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. Inc. (SAF) has promoted Kelly Marino to senior project manager in its metal fabrication division, based out of Villa Rica, Ga. Previously, Marino served as a junior project manager, and has been employed at SAF since … Continue reading

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Follow the Glass up One World Trade Center

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The glass portion of the design and construction of One World Trade Center in Manhattan saw its fair share of controversy, something USGlass magazine covered extensively during the project. But now that the shiny structure is standing tall and can … Continue reading

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Quanex Names New Eastern and Western Regional Sales Managers

Quanex Building Products has appointed Rick Mathews to regional sales manager in the East and Kyle Kragenbring in the West. Kragenbring brings to Quanex more than 27 years of experience in the field. Prior to joining Quanex, he held positions … Continue reading

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PPG Announces Concierge Program Service for Complex Building Projects

PPG Industries has launched its Concierge Program service, designed to provide members of the PPG Certified Fabricator Program (PPG/CFP) with customized project coordination for large, complex or high-profile commercial construction projects. Glenn T. Miner, director of construction, flat glass, says … Continue reading

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NFRC Fall Meeting Early-Bird Deadline Sept. 5

The deadline for the early-bird registration for the National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) Fall Membership Meeting, to be held in Victoria, British Columbia September 22-25, is Friday, September 5. The meeting schedule, registration, and other details can be found here. … Continue reading

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