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Glaston Extends Rental Agreements for Bregnano Factory

Finland-based Glaston Corp. announced that its rental agreements for the production plant and tools factory in Bregnano, Italy, will end in several phases during 2015. The company has decided to extend the lease and last week signed new rental agreements for … Continue reading

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First Apartment, Condo Buildings Receive Energy Star Certification

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is breaking new ground by announcing the first existing multifamily housing properties to earn the new Energy Star multifamily certification for superior energy performance. EPA recognized 17 apartment and condo buildings across the country … Continue reading

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Guardian to Close Floreffe Plant in 2015

Guardian Industries Corp. announced that it will close its Floreffe, Pa. float glass plant in 2015. The plant currently produces dark tinted privacy float glass—PrivaGuard and MidnightGray II—and Guardian plans to shift that production to its Carleton, Mich. float glass plant. The Floreffe … Continue reading

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One World Trade Center Window Undergoes an Unplanned Alteration

Sixty-eight stories up, firefighters inside One World Trade Center cut through glass using a diamond saw Wednesday to rescue two window washers. (Photo: FDNY)

A little more than a week after One World Trade Center officially opened for business, the building’s massive curtainwall had an opening of its own—albeit an unwelcome one. Wednesday, two window washers found themselves 68 stories up in a scaffold … Continue reading

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O’Malley, Chojnacki the Latest USGlass Pick’em Challenge Winners

Tom O’Malley of Clover Architectural Products and Pete Chojnacki of FabTech were the Week 9 and Week 10 winners, respectively, of the USGlass Pro Football Pick’em Challenge. O’Malley, a Chicago Bears fan, picked 11 of 13 games right and won … Continue reading

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CRL Contributes to Education Development at Virginia Tech’s design/buildLAB

C.R. Laurence is expanding its continuing education outreach. In addition to partnering with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) on its Continuing Education System (CES), CRL-U.S. Aluminum is collaborating with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s (Virginia Tech) design/buildLAB program … Continue reading

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GPD Finland 2015 Abstract Submission Deadline Approaching

The deadline for submitting abstracts for GPD Finland 2015 is Sunday, November 16. Interested parties are asked to submit abstracts online at http://www.gpd.fi/en/Conferences/GPD-Finland1/Registration/. For proposed topics of the conference, the call for papers brochure can be downloaded here. Additionally, intensive … Continue reading

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Institutional Construction Sector Finally Seeing Growth

Courtesy of Dodge Data & Analytics

As the construction industry continues on its road to recovery, the institutional sector finally appears to be back in action. According to the recently released 2015 Dodge Construction Outlook by Dodge Data & Analytics, the institutional construction sector has seen … Continue reading

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Glass Expo West™ ’15 Welcomes JLM Wholesale as an Exhibitor

JLM Wholesale is set to exhibit at Glass Expo West™ ’15, a two-day architectural glass event to be held March 19-20, 2015 at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center in Irvine, Calf. JLM Wholesale of Oxford, Mich., will be displaying commercial … Continue reading

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