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Judge’s Ruling in Safety Case Bears Watching

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An administrative law judge’s recent ruling has the potential to expand the power of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Though one expert says it could be a one-time event, he’s urging the glass and glazing industry to keep an eye on the case — … Continue reading

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PPG Works on Repairs at California Glass Facility

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PPG Industries has launched a $20 million repair project on its Fresno, Calif., flat glass facility. The company says it’s re-bricking its oxygen-fired glass furnace there after 15 years of continuous operation. “The purpose of the scheduled outage is to restore the furnace’s original … Continue reading

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DOC Delays Decision on Zhongwang

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The U.S. aluminum extruder industry is still waiting on a decision from the Department of Commerce (DOC) as to whether it will investigate allegations that a Chinese aluminum extruder evaded U.S. import duties. The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) filed a … Continue reading

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NACC Aims for Easier Understanding of Glazier Certification

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A glazing certification program is kicking off its second year with more clarity. The North American Contractor Certification Program for Architectural Glass and Metal (NACC) program released its new procedural guide this week, focusing on format and readability. NACC, developed … Continue reading

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Renovation Mix-up Shows Why Glass Choice Must Be Handled With Care

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A commercial renovation project in Charlottesville, Va., underscores the importance of proper glass selection based on local requirements—particularly in historic jurisdictions. After unveiling a new façade renovation last fall, owners of the Violet Crown Charlottesville theater will replace all of … Continue reading

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Fire-Rated Glazing to be Addressed at ICC Meetings

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Life safety issues, which include the use of fire-rated glazing products, will be discussed again when the International Code Council (ICC) holds its 2016 Committee Action Hearings. The hearings are slated for April 17–27 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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