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FlachGlas Opts for Bystronic’s B’Jumbo Line

FlachGlas Wernberg GmbH has installed Bystronic glass’ B’Jumbo insulating glass line at its Neuhausen-Hamberg, Germany-based facility. The line enables FlachGlas to produce jumbo glazing with a dimension of 3,210 by 6,000 millimeters “faster and with an even better quality,” according to … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Seal the Deal

Every Thursday leading up to USGlass magazine’s 50th Anniversary celebration in August, USGNN.com™ is taking a look back at past issues and highlighting advertisements, stories and images that ran throughout the publication’s half-century life. This week, PPG Place is getting sealed up. … Continue reading

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EU Commission Approves Saint-Gobain’s Bid to Acquire SIKA

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The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Swiss specialty chemical company SIKA AG by French conglomerate Saint-Gobain.  “The Commission concluded that the proposed acquisition would not raise competition concerns because the combined market shares of the parties are … Continue reading

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BLOG: Marketing Communications Strategy Question No. 2

“Do you, on a regular basis, re-evaluate your marketing communications strategy and goals?” — Vladimir Seizovic (guest blogging for Richard Voreis) CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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BLOG: Open Door Policy

“If you want to start an open door policy that will get you results, try this. At first, you would want to start once a week or once a month, depending how many employees you have working for you. During … Continue reading

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New Construction Down in June but Up for First Half of Year

New construction starts in June dropped 15 percent from May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $620.2 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Meanwhile, during the first six months of 2015, total construction starts on an unadjusted basis … Continue reading

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Glass TEXpo™ ’16 Hotel Reservation Block Now Available

As announced last week, the official dates and location for Glass TEXpo™ ’16 have been set. Taking place April 8-9 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, the event will once again host industry suppliers on the … Continue reading

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PPG Foundation Awards Nearly $325,000 through National Merit Scholarship Program

The PPG Industries Foundation announced it is sponsoring nearly $325,000 in undergraduate college scholarships for U.S. students through National Merit Scholarship Corp. in 2015, including 53 new four-year scholarships. “The PPG Industries Foundation has been helping academic dreams come true … Continue reading

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Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years Later

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USGNN.com™ went on location to New Orleans to interview a prominent code expert, who explained what the community and code leaders have learned–and how they have changed–10 years post Katrina. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

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Construction Employment Down for Month, Up for Year

Construction employment declined in 25 states from May to June, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). However, 39 states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between June 2014 and June 2015. Illinois … Continue reading

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