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Low-E at Center of Energy Star Storm Window Specification

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program recently hosted a webinar to address questions and provide clarifications regarding a product specification for exterior and interior storm panels, also called storm windows. The storm windows are used in both multi-family and … Continue reading

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CGSB Releases Safety Glass Draft Standard

The Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) is one step closer to developing a safety glazing national standard. On January 26, 2016, the committee reached consensus on the draft standard (CAN/CGSB 12.1), and approved it for public review. The draft standard … Continue reading

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Tempco Glass Earns IGCC Certification

New York manufacturer Tempco Glass Fabrication recently attained certification from the fenestration industry’s Insulating Glass Certification Council (IGCC) for its insulating glass units (IGUs). “We are very pleased to achieve this outstanding certification,” said Tiffany Wan, sales manager for Tempco. “With … Continue reading

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Glass TEXpo™ ’16 Announces Seminar Line-Up

Glass TEXpo™, the two-day architectural glass event, has announced its full 2016 educational seminar line-up. The event will be held April 8-9 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio and Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The educational … Continue reading

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Glaston Proposes Board Remuneration

Glaston Corp.’s nomination board has proposed that the remuneration of its board of directors members remain unchanged. The nomination board proposed to the annual general meeting, which will be held April 5, that the annual remuneration of board members be … Continue reading

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Casso-Solar President to Compete at Westminster Dog Show

Casso-Solar Technologies owner Doug Canfield and his dog, Leo, will compete at the 140th Annual Westminster Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show in New York City. The event is slated for February 15-16. Leo will be among more than 3,000 dogs … Continue reading

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Industry Franchises Again Crack Entrepreneur’s Top 500 List

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Entrepreneur Magazine recently released its list of the top 500 franchises for 2016, and some companies that offer commercial glass and/or shower door services made the final cut. The Glass Guru, which sells shower enclosures in addition to glass replacement and … Continue reading

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Most States Added Construction Jobs Last Year

Construction employment expanded in most parts of the country in 2015, while many states finished the year adding jobs in December. According to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) analysis of Labor Department data, 44 states and the District … Continue reading

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Cases Shed Light on Copyright Protection of Standards Developers

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A California-based public records activist continues to fight for the right to publish building standards and legal codes for free access of the public. Carl Malamud’s organization, Public.Resource.org, is involved in multiple ongoing lawsuits—one filed by the state of Georgia and … Continue reading

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PPG Makes New Executive Appointments

PPG announced multiple executive personnel changes this week. Among the appointments, the company named Jean-Marie Greindl senior vice president of global architectural coatings and president of PPG Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He will cover all architectural coatings activities … Continue reading

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