Featured News

Carly Fiorina Talks Deregulation in Call with Industry Coalition

Carly Fiorina. (Photo by Gage Skidmore)

Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina wants small businesses in this country to survive and thrive. “You guys are the job creators of our nation,” Fiorina told a coalition of building sector associations during a recent presidential teleforum. “Our economy depends on you.” … Continue reading

Posted in Featured News, Today's News | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Edwin Berkowitz Passes Away

Photo via Legacy.com

Edwin J. Berkowitz, chairperson of JE Berkowitz and son of company founder Jacob E. Berkowitz, passed away Friday, January 8. Berkowitz went to the University of Pennsylvania–where he met his wife Barbara–to study economics before finishing his education at Temple. … Continue reading

Posted in Featured News, Today's News | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

EPA’s Energy Star Has Eye on Storm Glazing

hurricane_1-275x200

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program is working on a product specification for exterior and interior storm panels. The panels, also referred to as storm windows, are being specified more frequently in multifamily buildings in hurricane-prone regions. … Continue reading

Posted in Featured News, Today's News | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mr. Go-Glass Sold to Joy Companies

Glass globe with dollar signs on background with money symbol.

Well-known, full-service glass company Mr. Go-Glass has been sold to The Joy Companies, the holding company for BF Joy LLC, a veteran-owned small business based in Hyattsville, Md. BF Joy specializes in the installation, maintenance and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure. … Continue reading

Posted in Featured News, Today's News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Novum to Pay $3 Million for Improper Use of Foreign Materials on Federally Funded Projects

courthouse

A Wisconsin-based contractor will pay $3 million to resolve its liability arising from improper use of foreign materials on federally funded construction projects. Glass enclosure specialist Novum Structures violated contractual provisions that apply domestic preference statutes, recognized as “Buy American” … Continue reading

Posted in Featured News, Today's News | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Cost Curve: A Look at Price Trends of Glass and Construction Materials

Ken Simonson - AGC

In the post-recession construction recovery, each major building material has been uniquely affected. Materials primary to the glazing industry have fared differently than others. In a recent construction forecast webinar hosted by CMD Group, Associated General Contractors of America chief economist … Continue reading

Posted in Featured News, Today's News | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

DOJ, DOL Bolster Efforts to Punish Workplace Safety Violators

consthelemet

Over the past two years, workplace safety has been scrutinized, not only in the glazing and construction industries, but across all workplace sectors. The federal government’s Departments of Justice and Labor recently put an even tighter microscope on the issue. … Continue reading

Posted in Featured News, Today's News | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Happy New Year: A Look Back at the Top Stories of 2015

clockwork_format

With 2015 coming to a close this week, USGNN.com™ is again taking a look back at the top headlines of the past year. Listed below are our most-read stories on the web over the past 12 months. Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® Acquires C.R. … Continue reading

Posted in Featured News, News, Today's News | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Appropriations Act Takes on Tax Issues, Trucking Rules

capitol

Congress and President Obama took action on a bill last week that affects glazing businesses and manufacturers, among other small- and medium-sized companies. The legislation (H.R. 2029) passed with strong bipartisan support and includes the permanent extension of the Section … Continue reading

Posted in Featured News, Today's News | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Italian Industry Leader Mrs. Gaffo Stepping Down

Renata Gaffo (via vitrum-milano.com)

After three decades, Mrs. Renata Gaffo is retiring from her role as director of GIMAV and Vitrum. Gaffo announced the decision Tuesday in a goodbye letter. “I did invest a lot of time and passion into the world I am … Continue reading

Posted in Featured News, Today's News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment