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GPD Focuses on Performance and Innovation

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In today’s GPD video we’re taking a look at several big discussion topics. These include tornado glazing as well as design elements for creating energy-efficient, high-performance facades. Watch the video to learn more. Click HERE to watch the video on … Continue reading

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GPD Gets Underway in Finland

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From education to networking, Glass Performance Days (GPD) is unique. The event opened today in Tampere, Finland, with a focus on changes and innovations affecting the glass industry. Our video coverage today offers a close look at the discussions and … Continue reading

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Are You Prepared to Fail? GPD Presenter Says Failure is Good

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In Silicon Valley, the culture is to fail. With rapidly evolving technology and innovations, perhaps this is a mindset that the glass industry, too, should consider. “Let’s fail together,” suggested architect Kai-Uwe Bergman, partner with the firm BIG, today during … Continue reading

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Roofing Contractor’s Indictment Shows Importance of Fall Safety

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A roofing company owner charged with lying to federal authorities investigating the death of an employee illustrates why glazing contractors and door and window installers must take falling hazards seriously. James J. McCullagh of James J. McCullagh Roofing in Philadelphia … Continue reading

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Apple Awarded Another Structural Glass Design Patent

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Apple has ensured yet another one of its glass structures will remain one of a kind for at least 14 years. The electronics giant was awarded a patent last week for its glass cylinder store entrance design, which was put … Continue reading

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BNP Granted Deadline Extension as Publisher Continues Settlement Efforts with Oldcastle

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BNP Media, publisher of the magazine Building Envelope and buildingenvelopeonline.com, has been granted additional time to respond to a lawsuit Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® (OBE) recently filed against it. In May, OBE filed a complaint against BNP alleging trade name and trademark … Continue reading

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Which Industry-Related Companies Made the Fortune 500 Cut?

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The 61st Fortune 500 list was recently released, with the 500 companies accounting for $12.5 trillion in revenues, $945 billion in profits and 26.8 million employees. Among them are a handful of glass and glazing industry-related companies. 3M, which recorded $31.8 … Continue reading

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Transportation Drives Conversation at NWDA

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North America encompasses a countless number of industries and markets, all with their own unique challenges. But most of them, however, share one particular concern that affects everything from the early stages of production to the end user’s ability to … Continue reading

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Swiss Superior Court Denies SWH Appeal to Overturn Voting Restriction

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The Swiss Superior Court of Zug (Obergericht Zug) has denied Schenker-Winkler Holding AG’s (SWH) appeal over its restriction of voting rights in specialty Swiss chemical company SIKA AG. SIKA, its current management and some investors are attempting to stave off … Continue reading

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PPI Report: Flat Glass Prices Level Out in May

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Flat glass prices edged down 0.1 percent in May, following a 1.1-percent dip in April and a 0.8-percent spike in March, according to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department. The PPI program measures the average … Continue reading

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