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GANA Annual Conference Opens with Thermal Stress Discussions

Thermal stress conditions in heat-strengthened spandrel glass was the opening discussion topic during the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Tempering Division meeting. The group met today as part of GANA’s 2015 Annual Conference, taking place at the Paris Las … Continue reading

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GSA Assesses Retrofit Technology for Energy Savings

Along with the private sector, the federal government continues its efforts to reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings. In at least one study, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has keyed in on a potential solution regarding fenestration. Twenty-eight percent … Continue reading

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After 60 Years, Miami’s Dash Door Still Open to New Ideas

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In 2015, Dash Door & Closer Service Inc. of Miami celebrates its 60th year of success in South Florida, but don’t expect these company employees to spend a lot of  time reminiscing. They’re far too busy for that. “It’s been fun, but in … Continue reading

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Safe Glass Solutions: New Program Puts Name into Action

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The current inventory of public and institutional buildings contains an ample amount of wired glass, originally installed due to fire protection requirements. Many of these facilities, however, were built prior to code changes that deemed wired glass applications subject to … Continue reading

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Texas-Based Glass Company Owner Admits to Tax Fraud

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The owner of Waco, Texas-based glass company Rocket Glass and Mirror pled guilty to tax fraud and making false statements to the government. Sixty-two-year-old Douglas Lynn Lyon admitted to filing false tax returns and underreporting his business income from 2006-2012. … Continue reading

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Dlubak Corp. Plan Administrator Files Complaint Against Dlubaks

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At the beginning of February, the plan administrator for Dlubak Corp.’s ongoing bankruptcy case asked for a third extension of post confirmation deadlines, a motion that was granted by the United States Bankruptcy Court of the Western District of Pennsylvania. … Continue reading

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Watch the February Newscast to Learn About our New Fabricator Tool

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Looking for a glass fabricator? The new Find a Fabricator tool on USGlass magazine’s website can help. The tool, which complements the Second Annual Guide to Fabricated Glass in the February issue, was the focus of this month’s newscast. Watch … Continue reading

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Another Skylight Fall in New England; OSHA Issues Advisory on Snow Removal

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At least six people have fallen through skylights in New England this past week as a result of snow-covered rooftops—the most recent accident happening Tuesday in Westwood, Mass. A 17-year-old fell more than 25 feet after stepping on a skylight … Continue reading

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Skylight Falls Rampant in Snowy New England; Industry Discussing Fall Resistance

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The New England area has gotten pounded with snow the past couple weeks, and it’s not only the roads that have succumbed to accidents. There has been an alarming number of incidents involving skylights in the past week alone—and at … Continue reading

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Anticipated Window PCR Available for Review

Two new Window Product Category Rules (PCRs) developed by a handful of industry associations are now available for review and public comment. Monday, the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) announced the release of a draft of the PCRs, which are … Continue reading

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