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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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SIKA AG Chairman: Saint-Gobain Takeover Would Destroy Company’s Value

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In a letter to Saint-Gobain shareholders, Swiss specialty company SIKA AG chairman Paul Hälg denounced the “value of the [Saint-Gobain] takeover attempt,” writing it could take years for the issues to be worked out in the court system. In response, … Continue reading

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New Bill Addresses DOE’s Role in Energy Codes

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The House of Representatives passed the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act on Thursday by a vote of 249 to 171. The legislation is of particular interest to the glass and commercial window industries. The bill includes a provision … Continue reading

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10 Things Every Business Website Should Have

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Welton Hong of Ring Ring Marketing knows what it takes to get glass shops’ phones ringing. Much of that has to do with how their websites are set up and, on a recent webinar, Hong laid out 10 things every … Continue reading

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Cruz Talks Economic Growth with Industry Coalition

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Small businesses are “the backbone of the country.” That was again the recurring theme as a third presidential candidate addressed a joint coalition of construction, manufacturing and other trade associations in a teleforum Wednesday. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was the … Continue reading

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Taking Stock of the Glazing in Commercial Buildings

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The glass and glazing industry recognizes there is a big gap in the commercial building stock between buildings that still utilize single-glazed windows and those that feature glazing with performance-improving attributes. So where is that glass? USGNN.com™ is here to show you. Earlier … Continue reading

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