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Guardian’s Floreffe Plant Agrees to County Fine

Flat glass manufacturer Guardian Industries has agreed to pay a $25,000 penalty to the Allegheny County Health Department as a result of past “air quality violations” at its Floreffe plant in Pennsylvania. The consent order and agreement, which was executed … Continue reading

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Tecnoglass Gains U.S. Base through Acquisition of Glasswall Assets

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The United States currently accounts for more than half of Colombia-based glass company Tecnoglass’ revenue, so it only made sense for it to establish a manufacturing base in the country—something it had lacked until now. Tecnoglass, headquartered in Barranquilla, Colombia, … Continue reading

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Industry Association Cautions Against EPA Overregulation

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With policymakers in the United States Congress having just kicked off the new year, industry members and associations are eager to see how activity at the nation’s capital in 2015 will impact their respective trades. That attention is not lost … Continue reading

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The Pushback Over Saint-Gobain’s Move to Acquire a Controlling Interest in Sika AG Accelerates

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The management of Swiss specialty chemical company Sika AG continues to push back against French conglomerate Saint-Gobain’s move to seek controlling interest in the company. Several investors are supporting management’s position, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust, Cascade … Continue reading

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PPI Report: Flat Glass Prices Increase Almost 2 Percent in December

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Flat glass prices saw a big jump—relative to recent month-to-month changes—in December, increasing 1.8 percent from the month before, according to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department. The spike comes after flat glass … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About Facebook’s New Page Rules

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Facebook has often been used as a source of free advertising for businesses—glass companies, included. As of this month, however, that has all changed. According to information released by Facebook in November, the social media site has begun weeding out … Continue reading

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Curtainwall Mock-Up Bolsters Chicago’s Local 63 Training

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The architectural and ornamental ironworkers union of Chicago (Local 63) has been around for more than a century, and over the last few decades, pre-glazed curtainwall has represented a big part of the group’s work—and that will continue to be … Continue reading

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Canadian Standards Board Committee Still Working on New Wired Glass Standard

The Canadian General Standards Board’s (CGSB) Committee on Glass’s efforts to update the country’s national standard for wired glass still continue. The CGSB announced in November 2013 that it had begun working on a new edition of the standard and … Continue reading

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Panasonic Gives Window to Future with Transparent Displays, ‘Interactive Mirror’

The Japanese electronics company Panasonic continues to look for ways to maximize the uses and applications of digital displays. One of its most recent prototypes related to those efforts is a display on glass windows. The company announced this week … Continue reading

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New Giroux Glass CEO Aims to Carry on Ambitions of Predecessor

Fourteen years ago, it was Anne-Merelie Murrell’s “enthusiasm and integrity” that drew Nataline Lomedico to the Giroux Glass company. A decade and a half later, Lomedico says the manner in which that enthusiasm and integrity is reflected in the company itself … Continue reading

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