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Interest in Doorless Showers Still Lags Following Recession

Fred Daues blames the recession for stunting what had been a growing demand for doorless glass block showers. Daues, the owner of Masonry & Glass Systems Inc. of St. Louis, says his company was doing anywhere from 10 TO 15 … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Glass Inc. Celebrates 50 Years in the Business

One of MGI's recent projects was the DaVita world headquarters in Denver.

What began as a trickle 50 years ago has cascaded into something considerably bigger at Metropolitan Glass Inc. (MGI). From its humble beginnings of just two employees, the Denver-based commercial glazing contractor had morphed into a well-known name in the … Continue reading

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WDMA Members Take to Capitol Hill

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The EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (LRRP) continues to take center stage, when it comes to industry lobbying efforts. Specifically, the industry wants to make sure that the rule, which affects homes built before 1978, is not expanded … Continue reading

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Widow of Pennsylvania Man Killed by Glass Door Poised to Sue Sandwich Shop Architects

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The widow of the Slippery Rock, Pa., man who died last summer after slipping and falling head-first through a glass door at a local sandwich shop has now turned her sights to those she believes responsible for the building’s alleged … Continue reading

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New Legislation Offers Opportunity to Increase Usage of Energy-Efficient Glazing

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Recently introduced legislation could be a positive step forward for the commercial glazing industry. Yesterday Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) introduced the Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives Act (S. 2189), restoring energy efficiency tax incentives, specifically the 179D tax deduction for commercial … Continue reading

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Attorney for Indiana Man Suing Local YMCA for Glass Accident Withdraws from Case

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The attorney representing the Indiana man who crashed through a glass window while playing tennis at a local YMCA early last year has withdrawn from the case. Judge Marianne L. Vorhees is presiding over the complaint filed by Brandon Smith … Continue reading

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Glass Products on Display at fensterbau/frontale

Inoutik (Deceuninck) received an award for architectural innovation and was chosen among 35 nominated companies.

Attendees to the fensterbau/frontale trade fair, held last week in Nuremburg, Germany, had some glass options to choose from, as well as hardware, machines and other products used for production of glass, windows and curtainwall. A number of companies including … Continue reading

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NFPA Proposals Could Impact Fire-Rated Glazing

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NFPA 80 is currently undergoing public comment. The standard regulates the installation and maintenance of assemblies and devices used to protect openings in walls, floors, and ceilings against the spread of fire and smoke within, into, or out of buildings. … Continue reading

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Is a Formula an Acceptable Substitute in Place of Use Phase Results?

At the recent Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Winter Meeting, members were shown an example of the formula in use for the energy calculation for a sample window in a mixed climate zone.

At the recent Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Winter Meeting held in San Francisco, the idea of using a formula in place of use phase results was addressed. Jeff Haberer, director of technical services for Trulite Industries, and a developer of … Continue reading

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NFRC Board Votes on Various Items Today

NFRC CEO Jim Benney.

The board of directors of the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) met today at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tenn., and voted to approve several items from the Certification, Technical and Ratings Committees. The board also received an update on … Continue reading

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