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Canadian Standards Board Committee Still Working on New Wired Glass Standard

The Canadian General Standards Board’s (CGSB) Committee on Glass’s efforts to update the country’s national standard for wired glass still continue. The CGSB announced in November 2013 that it had begun working on a new edition of the standard and … Continue reading

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Panasonic Gives Window to Future with Transparent Displays, ‘Interactive Mirror’

The Japanese electronics company Panasonic continues to look for ways to maximize the uses and applications of digital displays. One of its most recent prototypes related to those efforts is a display on glass windows. The company announced this week … Continue reading

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New Giroux Glass CEO Aims to Carry on Ambitions of Predecessor

Fourteen years ago, it was Anne-Merelie Murrell’s “enthusiasm and integrity” that drew Nataline Lomedico to the Giroux Glass company. A decade and a half later, Lomedico says the manner in which that enthusiasm and integrity is reflected in the company itself … Continue reading

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Trulite Continues to Eye “Further Growth Through Acquisition”

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Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions closed out 2014 with yet another acquisition, and at the rate the company is currently moving, there may be more on the horizon. “We continue to see opportunities for consolidation in this market,” Trulite CEO … Continue reading

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Industry Member Cautions Businesses of Domain Name Discrepancies

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In hindsight, Southern Stretch Forming marketing director Charles Michie wishes he would have purchased all domain names that could imply a website for his company. But for the time being, he’ll have to settle for cautioning others to not make … Continue reading

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Apple Scores Another Glass Structure Patent

The electronics giant that is seemingly obsessed with glass has staked another claim in the architectural world. Apple, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company, was awarded a design patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at the end of last month … Continue reading

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Glass Walls Stand to Honor Disabled Veterans of U.S.

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Fourteen years after being signed into law, the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial was dedicated in October of 2014. The completed memorial, located in Washington, D.C., stands as the first such tribute in the nation to specifically honor veterans … Continue reading

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Happy New Year: A Look Back at the Top Ten Stories of 2014

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With 2014 coming to a close this week, USGNN.com™ is again taking a look back at the top headlines of the past year. Listed below are our most-read stories on the web over the past 12 months. 1. Viracon Sold Out … Continue reading

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This All-Glass House Shatters Assumptions About ‘Green’ Construction

The Photon Spaces project is designed to “enhance the positive effects of natural light on health, well-being, mood and behavior.”

Forget that bit about throwing rocks. People who live in glass houses might be healthier and happier. That’s the thinking behind the Photon Project a British start-up developing all-glass residences called Photon Spaces that the company says will “enhance the … Continue reading

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Glass Scientists Have Eye on Talent Pipeline, Future of Glass Research

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John Mauro’s parents brought him to the Corning Museum of Glass when he was six years old, and right then and there, Mauro was hooked. Fast forward to 2014, and Mauro is a research manager at Corning, trying to nudge … Continue reading

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