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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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PPI Report: Flat Glass Prices See Minor Decrease in January

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Flat glass prices dipped slightly in January, decreasing 0.1 percent after a big jump of 1.8 percent in December, according to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department. The PPI program measures the average change over … Continue reading

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Numbers up All Around at Association Meeting; European Standards Topic of Discussion

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The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) wrapped up its annual conference on Wednesday, and the consensus seems to be that the numbers are up on a variety of fronts. In its opening general session earlier in the week, the association … Continue reading

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AAMA Assesses LCAs

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Discussion of life cycle assessment (LCA), a complex and increasingly important issue in the fenestration industry, opened Day 2 of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) annual conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. LCA looks to catalog the environmental effects related … Continue reading

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Committees Get to Talking at AAMA Conference

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The 78th annual conference of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) kicked off on Monday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The core of the annual gathering is its committee meetings, and there were dozens covering all aspects of the fenestration industry. The … Continue reading

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