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Release for Second Version of Health Product Declaration Delayed

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The Health Product Declaration (HPD) was developed as part of the evolving demand for transparency in the architectural and green building sectors. The HPD is evolving, as well, though it’s taking a little longer than initially planned. The tool was … Continue reading

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Dlubak Post-Confirmation Deadlines Extended Again

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An extension for post-confirmation deadlines for the Dlubak Corp. bankruptcy proceedings has been granted for the second time in a little more than three months. In August, the United States Bankruptcy Court of the Western District of Pennsylvania granted a … Continue reading

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Report Shows Rebound for U.S. Aluminum Extruders Due to Tariffs on Chinese Imports

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Roughly four years ago, the Department of Commerce imposed antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of aluminum extrusions from China to provide domestic extruders a fairer share of the market. According to one study, it’s been so far, so good for … Continue reading

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Risk Manager Advises Glass Makers on Top OSHA Violations

While glass companies pride themselves on getting their products out the door in pristine condition, an even bigger priority for glass manufacturers and fabricators is to ensure their employees get out of the plant doors in top shape. And that … Continue reading

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Stage Set for Employment Cost Increase in Construction Industry

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As the U.S. construction industry continues its recovery, the much-discussed labor shortage will continue to change its scope. With that change will also come an increase in pay for workers, according to Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) chief economist … Continue reading

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Study Shows China Surpassing U.S. in Glass Research

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Over the last two centuries, the United States has led the way in glass research. But according to a study, for last decade, the U.S. has played second fiddle to China in that regard. John C. Mauro of Corning Inc.’s science and … Continue reading

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Glass, Window Dealers Near Ferguson, Mo., Provide Update

After months of speculation, late last night it was announced that the grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The announcement was followed by riots, looting and arsonists setting … Continue reading

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Texas Glass Association’s Jerry Wright of AAA Glass Passes Away

Jerry C. Wright, one of the founders and current president of Texas Glass Association and owner of AAA Glass & Mirror, passed away last night. Wright, who spent decades in the industry and served as the president at National Glass Association from 1991-93, … Continue reading

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Title 24 Awareness a Joint Effort in Fenestration Sectors

In July, the state of California put into effect the updated standards of its Title 24 building code, which includes increased stringency in its Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings. According to a summary by Title 24 Express, … Continue reading

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Hotel Construction Continues to Travel Upward

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Much of the commercial buildings construction spotlight has been shining on the office buildings sector because of its large role in green building and overall positive growth. But don’t sleep on hotels. According to Dodge Data & Analytics, total hotel … Continue reading

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