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Appropriations Act Takes on Tax Issues, Trucking Rules

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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

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Italian Industry Leader Mrs. Gaffo Stepping Down

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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

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Coalition Aims for Fundamental Research of Glass Strength

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The general perception of glass is that it is heavy and fragile. One recently formed organization looks forward to the day when that won’t be the case. Members of various glass manufacturing sectors have recently come together to establish the … Continue reading

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Construction Technology Trends You Should Know

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Get on the tech train, or get left behind. That sums up the message from Procore Technologies’ Bassem Hamdy, who recently held a webinar on construction technology. He teamed with Forrester Research to come up with the top technology trends … Continue reading

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Turning Colors: Where the Global Green Market is Heading

Developing markets will speed up green building worldwide, according to a new report. More than 1,000 building professionals across the globe participated in Dodge Data & Analytics’ World Green Building Trends 2016 study. Respondents gave insight into their current green activity, future … Continue reading

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View’s Tinianov to Give Glass a Voice in HPD Process

Now is the time to get the glass industry more involved in the Health Product Declaration (HPD) movement. That’s according to one of its new board members. Brandon Tinianov, vice president of business development at View Glass, was recently elected to HPD … Continue reading

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PPI: Flat Glass Prices Show No Movement in November

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Flat glass prices remained stagnant in November after increasing 0.3 percent in October, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) report issued by the U.S. Labor Department. According to the report, flat glass prices are up 6.1 percent from … Continue reading

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‘Game-Changing’ Merger Shifts Dow Corning Ownership

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The $130 billion mega-merger of Dow Chemical and DuPont instantly establishes a major player in the building-products industry. The deal should close in the second half of 2016. When it does, it will create a huge company, DowDuPont, with global holdings that span chemicals, materials, agriculture, electronics … Continue reading

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Ballot to be Circulated for Skylight Impact Standard Draft

An ASTM work group tasked with establishing a human impact standard for skylights is nearing the next stage of development. The group, ASTM WK17797, has completed work on the draft for the “Specification of Human Impact Test Criteria, with Procedure … Continue reading

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It’s That Time of the Year

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The holiday season is upon us, and with that comes USGNN.com™’s annual newscast and video bloopers. As always, the “highlight reel” includes plenty of cringe- and laugh-worthy moments. Happy Holidays! Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

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