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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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liquidoranges Goes Platinum

liquidoranges designs and creates custom art glass for architectural applications.

Architectural art glass design firm liquidoranges doesn’t have a bunch of standard products sitting on its shelves. Instead, each product the company creates is specifically designed for a given project. That leaves plenty of room on the shelves for other … Continue reading

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Swiss Court Dismisses Request to Overturn Sika Board Decision

The Cantonal Court of Zug in Switzerland has dismissed Schenker Winkler Holding AG’s (SWH) request to review a decision by Sika’s board of directors to reduce the company’s voting rights to 5 percent. The Burkard family-owned company controls 16.1 percent … Continue reading

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OSHA Investigates Death at Texas Aluminum Extruding Company

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the death of a maintenance worker at a Texas aluminum extruding company that was fined $166,000 by the agency for numerous safety violations in 2013. Steven Jeffrey … Continue reading

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Industry Franchises Crack Top 500 Entrepreneur List

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Entrepreneur Magazine recently released its list of the top 500 franchises for 2015, and a couple companies that offer commercial glass and/or shower door services made the final cut. The Glass Guru, which offers shower enclosures in addition to window and … Continue reading

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Florida Energy Code Puts a Wrap on IGMA Conference

Code expert Arlene Z. Stewart of AZS Consulting talks to IGMA 2015 Winter Conference attendees about updates to the Florida energy code.

In many ways, the state of Florida is one of the leaders in influencing building and energy code development and implementation throughout the United States. And with fenestration being a crucial piece in the energy puzzle, the industry has a … Continue reading

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Safety, Reflectance Make Way into IGMA Conversation

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Safety continues to be an area of focus for the glass industry. Mike Burk with Intigral stressed this point last week during the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2015 Winter Conference, which concluded Friday in Fort Lauderdale. Burk, who leads … Continue reading

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Experts Weigh in on Sustainability, Green Efforts at IGMA

IGMA 2015 Winter Conference attendees gather for the general meeting breakfast Friday.

No extensive discussion regarding the modern manufacturing of building products and construction can be had without hitting on the topic of sustainability. That point was not lost on attendees at the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2015 Winter Conference in … Continue reading

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IGMA Attendees Put to Test at Construction Research Laboratory

IGMA attendee Chris Barry looks at a skylight that underwent missile testing at the Construction Research Library in Miami.

“The great thing about testing is, you don’t know what you don’t know.” That’s how Construction Research Laboratory Inc.  director of operations George Dotzler sums up the purpose of his company’s Miami-based facility, which hosted a group tour for the … Continue reading

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Provisional Certification a Focus at IGCC Meeting

Sparklike CEO Miikkael Niemi talks to IGMA committee members about the new Gasglass measuring tool for insulating glass units.

Prior to today’s opening of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2015 Winter Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the Insulating Glass Certification Committee’s (IGCC) met first for two days to discuss a number of topics. The first and maybe hottest … Continue reading

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