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Glass, Window Dealers Near Ferguson, Mo., Provide Update

After months of speculation, late last night it was announced that the grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The announcement was followed by riots, looting and arsonists setting … Continue reading

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Texas Glass Association’s Jerry Wright of AAA Glass Passes Away

Jerry C. Wright, one of the founders and current president of Texas Glass Association and owner of AAA Glass & Mirror, passed away last night. Wright, who spent decades in the industry and served as the president at National Glass Association from 1991-93, … Continue reading

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Title 24 Awareness a Joint Effort in Fenestration Sectors

In July, the state of California put into effect the updated standards of its Title 24 building code, which includes increased stringency in its Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings. According to a summary by Title 24 Express, … Continue reading

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Hotel Construction Continues to Travel Upward

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Much of the commercial buildings construction spotlight has been shining on the office buildings sector because of its large role in green building and overall positive growth. But don’t sleep on hotels. According to Dodge Data & Analytics, total hotel … Continue reading

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Court Approves Settlements in Steel Price-Fixing Lawsuit

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More litigation has come to a close regarding an alleged price-fixing lawsuit involving major players in the steel industry. In 2008, Pennsylvania-based Standard Iron Works and four other companies filed a lawsuit alleging U.S. Steel and ArcelorMittal conspired with six … Continue reading

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Trulite Acquires Texas Tempered

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Architectural glass and aluminum fabricator Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions announced it has finalized the acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “Our proven commitment to operational excellence has positioned us … Continue reading

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PPI Reports Another Dip in Flat Glass Prices for October

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Flat glass prices dropped in October for the second straight month. According to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department, flat glass prices dipped 0.2 percent from September to October after seeing a 0.7 percent … Continue reading

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The November Newscast Looks at Thin Glass and Our Green Award Winners

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This month we’re headed back to glasstec to learn more about recent developments in thin glass applications. Also, take a closer look at winners of the 2014 USGlass Green Design Awards. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

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One World Trade Center Window Undergoes an Unplanned Alteration

Sixty-eight stories up, firefighters inside One World Trade Center cut through glass using a diamond saw Wednesday to rescue two window washers. (Photo: FDNY)

A little more than a week after One World Trade Center officially opened for business, the building’s massive curtainwall had an opening of its own—albeit an unwelcome one. Wednesday, two window washers found themselves 68 stories up in a scaffold … Continue reading

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Institutional Construction Sector Finally Seeing Growth

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As the construction industry continues on its road to recovery, the institutional sector finally appears to be back in action. According to the recently released 2015 Dodge Construction Outlook by Dodge Data & Analytics, the institutional construction sector has seen … Continue reading

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