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SIKA Board Holds Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting

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Swiss specialty chemical company SIKA AG’s board restricted the voting rights of Schenker-Winkler Holding (SWH) to 5 percent of all registered shares, thwarting the Burkard family-owned company’s attempt to remove the board chairman and several board members during the extraordinary … Continue reading

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Global Settlement Reached in Dlubak Plan Administrator Case

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Another page has turned in ongoing litigation related to the Dlubak Corp. bankruptcy case. Dlubak Corp. filed for bankruptcy in August of 2013, and the committee of unsecured creditors in the case subsequently filed various complaints again multiple parties—including Frank … Continue reading

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Who “Owns” Legally Binding Construction Codes?

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The state of Georgia has filed a lawsuit against public-domain activist Carl Malamud for publishing the state’s entire legal code online. It’s the latest legal battle for a man who is currently being sued by organizations that develop construction standards—including … Continue reading

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Industry Leaders Tell Congress How to Achieve Efficiency

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Sustainable building leaders had their chance to lobby for energy efficiency improvements and offered their takes on how to get there at a recent industry expo on Capitol Hill. Kiere DeGrandchamp, president of Gettysburg, Pa.-based High Performance Homes and one … Continue reading

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Utah Glass Art Project Telling Big Story in Big Way

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An ongoing project at Utah Valley University seeks to provide “the most attention grabbing summary of the history of knowledge and the history of the world that has ever been created.” Glass is helping it achieve that goal. Utah-based glass … Continue reading

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EU Commission Approves Saint-Gobain’s Bid to Acquire SIKA

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The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Swiss specialty chemical company SIKA AG by French conglomerate Saint-Gobain.  “The Commission concluded that the proposed acquisition would not raise competition concerns because the combined market shares of the parties are … Continue reading

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Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years Later

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USGNN.com™ went on location to New Orleans to interview a prominent code expert, who explained what the community and code leaders have learned–and how they have changed–10 years post Katrina. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

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Spandrel Defects the Focus of Construction Lawsuit in Portland

Alleged defects in spandrel glass units on a newly completed mixed-use building in Portland, Ore., have prompted a lawsuit against the project’s contract glazier and glass supplier. Building owner 12W RPO LLC is suing general contractor Hoffman Construction Co., contract … Continue reading

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PPI: Flat Glass Prices Jump Nearly Three Percent in June

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Flat glass prices spiked 2.8 percent in June, after dipping 1.1 percent in April and leveling out with a 0.1-percent increase in May, according to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department. The PPI program measures … Continue reading

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Binswanger Glass Employee Witnesses Tennessee Shooting

An FBI investigator investigates the scene of a shooting outside a military recruiting center on Friday, July 17, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez of Hixson, Tenn., attacked two military facilities on Thursday, in a shooting rampage that killed four Marines. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Chattanoogan Marilyn Hutcheson, a Binswanger Glass customer service representative, was on a break from work yesterday when she heard gunfire. Binswanger Glass sits just across from the Naval Reserve Center where Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez allegedly shot and killed four Marines … Continue reading

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