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Heritage Glass a Breath of Fresh Air for Kingsport

Heritage Glass CEO Chris Cording (left) and president Eric Kerney (right).

Kingsport, Tenn., had a handful of glass industry veterans chomping at the bit to get back to doing what they do best. In May, it happened. Chris Cording and Eric Kerney, who combine for well over half a century of … Continue reading

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Study Shows Green Building in Canada Gaining on U.S.

The U.S. Green Building Council reported in May that the United States holds the biggest share of green building practices in the world per square meters of LEED space. However, the current runner-up—Canada—is apparently picking up steam. The Canada Green … Continue reading

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PGT to Acquire CGI Windows & Doors

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Two major manufacturers of impact-resistant doors and windows will join forces as PGT Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to buy CGI Windows & Doors Holdings Inc. (a portfolio company of Cortec Group Fund, IV LP). CGI will become … Continue reading

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Cardinal, Four Seasons Respond to North Carolina Code Council’s Low-E Emergency Rule

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The North Carolina Building Code Council recently enacted an emergency rule in the state’s residential building code that allows builders to use non-low-E glass in areas where it poses a “safety concern.” In the “Emergency Rule-Making Findings of Need” document … Continue reading

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Two Key Communications Publications Named as ASBPE National Winners

Door and Window Market Magazine (DWM) took home the gold for best news video in the national American Society of Business Publication Editors’ (ASBPE) awards, affectionately known as the Azbee awards. The FILM’d video newscast, produced by Window Film magazine, … Continue reading

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Restaurant Impossible? Not on California Glazier’s Watch

Owners of Redlands restaurant Mill Creek Cattle Company, Lisette and Steve Brown, thought all hope was lost after discovering a blip in their building’s design. Their eligibility to be on The Food Network’s “Restaurant: Impossible” was on the line, as … Continue reading

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Birgit Horn, Director glasstec, Messe Düsseldorf, Tells us What to Expect from this Year’s Event

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glasstec 2014, the international trade fair for glass production, processing and products, is set to take place October 21-24 at Messe Düsseldorf in Düsseldorf, Germany. Thousands of visitors from around the world take part in the event which encompasses nine … Continue reading

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Four Task Groups Established Within Canada’s Committee on Glass

The Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) is in the process of revising the national standards for tempered, laminated and wired safety glass. In doing so, it recently established a Committee on Glass, which held its first meeting in May. The … Continue reading

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“Passive” Buildings Offer Return on Investment

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The Passive House Alliance US (PHAUS) has a big goal: to make the Passive House Building Energy Standard the leading mainstream market force. So what makes a building—and more importantly—a window—“passive?” According to the Passive House Institute’s website, “a building … Continue reading

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North Carolina Puts Low-E Code Loophole into Effect, Fenestration Industry Poised to Respond

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An emergency building code rule that was adopted in North Carolina in June regarding low-E glass was put into effect the first week of July. The state’s residential building code used to require the use of low-E windows for their … Continue reading

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