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Construction Safety and Quality Go Hand-in-Hand

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“A safe job is a quality job.” That was the message from Consigli Construction Co. Inc.’s Moritz Schmid and two other industry experts last week during a webinar. Schmid joined Oregon State University’s Dr. John Gambatese and Zero Industry Institute’s … Continue reading

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Is Tepid GDP Growth a Sign For Future Construction Spending?

Real gross domestic product (GDP) grew at a notably low rate in the fourth quarter of 2015. GDP expanded by just 0.7 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rate) during the last three months of the year, according to analysis report of … Continue reading

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SAF Receives $5,000 Grant to Grow Exports

Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. (SAF) was named a semi-finalist in the Atlanta Metro Export Challenge and received a $5,000 grant. The grant competition powered by Chase, supports small and medium-sized businesses looking to begin exporting or to increase their export … Continue reading

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Top Notch Acquires Boyle & Chase

Honesdale, Pa.-based Top Notch Distributors recently acquired Boyle & Chase Inc., based in Hingham, Mass. “We’re excited about the acquisition of Boyle & Chase and the value that it brings to customers for both companies,” says Dave Prouty, president of … Continue reading

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Glass at Oregon Zoo Reveals the Elephant in the Room

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The Oregon Zoo recently underwent a big expansion for a big animal. A four-year, $57-million project quadrupled the size of its elephant habitat, and it got a key assist from glass. Within the exhibit, which opened to the public last … Continue reading

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CRL-U.S. Aluminum Products Added to MasterSpec Software

CRL-U.S. Aluminum and ARCOM have announced a partnership that will incorporate CRL-U.S. Aluminum products into MasterSpec software. The software allows architects, engineers and design professionals to write customized specifications for clients. CSI product categories from CRL-U.S. Aluminum that will be … Continue reading

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PPG Makes Several Large Donations

PPG Industries, along with its PPG Foundation, has made several large donations in recent months. PPG donated $25,000 to the SAE Foundation Canada in support of the A World In Motion® (AWIM) program, which provides science, technology, engineering and math … Continue reading

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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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