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Who is Bringing in the Light?

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An ever-increasing implementation of green building practices in the architectural community has put natural light at a premium. New construction projects through the U.S. are using glass and glazing to maximize daylighting for energy efficiency and occupant health purposes. However, … Continue reading

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Collaboration, Efficiency Driving Construction Industry’s Adoption of Technology

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For many construction firms in the United States, an increase in information technology (IT) is inevitable. According to survey results from a recent study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Sage Construction and Real Estate, industry … Continue reading

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Glass Businesses Prepare for Winter Storm Jonas

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Mother Nature has treated the mid-Atlantic region to a mostly mild winter this season. This weekend, it appears to be payback time. According to the Weather Channel, “Winter Storm Jonas is expected to bring heavy snow to at least 15 states, … Continue reading

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Cifin Acquires Elumatec Group

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Cifin, the Italy-based holding company of Emmegi Group, has purchased Elumatec AG and its subsidiary companies. Details about the transaction are not being disclosed. Both Emmegi and Elumatec design, manufacture and sell machinery for processing aluminum, PVC and steel profiles. … Continue reading

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Glass Gets Technical at CES

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In our January newscast, USGNN.com™ checks in from the CES Show in Las Vegas, where exhibitors are featuring ways glass is staking its claim in the electronics and technology world. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

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PPI: Flat Glass Prices Finish 2015 Notably Higher Than 2014

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Flat glass prices jumped nearly a full percent in December, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) report issued by the U.S. Labor Department. According to the report, prices increased 0.9 percent for the month and are up 5.6 … Continue reading

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Construction Firms Cautiously Optimistic Headed into New Year

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There’s plenty of building to be done in 2016, and construction firms throughout the United States are prepared to grow the sector’s workforce to meet the demand. According to survey results from the Associated General Contractors’ (AGC) annual industry hiring … Continue reading

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Fatality at Canadian Supplier Unlikely to be Work Related

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A death at a Canadian glass and architectural aluminum supplier Monday is likely medically-related, according to police. A male, whose name and age have yet to be released, died at Inland Glass and Aluminum (IGA) in Kamloops, British Columbia. According … Continue reading

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Carly Fiorina Talks Deregulation in Call with Industry Coalition

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Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina wants small businesses in this country to survive and thrive. “You guys are the job creators of our nation,” Fiorina told a coalition of building sector associations during a recent presidential teleforum. “Our economy depends on you.” … Continue reading

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Edwin Berkowitz Passes Away

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Edwin J. Berkowitz, chairperson of JE Berkowitz and son of company founder Jacob E. Berkowitz, passed away Friday, January 8. Berkowitz went to the University of Pennsylvania–where he met his wife Barbara–to study economics before finishing his education at Temple. … Continue reading

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