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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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What are the Leading Causes of Injuries on the Job?

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While every sub-sector in the construction and manufacturing industries has its own unique safety concerns, most of them share similar risks on the job—moving objects, handling sharp or heavy materials, and elevation changes, among others. The Bureau of Labor Statistics … Continue reading

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Three Steel Companies Hold their Ground in Price-Fixing Lawsuit

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The fight continues in an ongoing antitrust lawsuit involving major players in the steel industry. While five of the eight companies on the defendants’ side have already settled and their distribution funds approved, the other three companies continue to fight … Continue reading

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Candidate Bush Joins Construction, Manufacturer Coalition on Teleforum

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The construction and manufacturing industries had some more one-on-one time with a presidential candidate last week. A coalition of building sector associations participated in the second edition of a presidential teleforum series, as industry members spent more than a half … Continue reading

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Glazier Certification Program Sees Steady Progress in First Year

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Enrollment for a new glazing industry certification program has now been open for a little less than a year, and it has gained steady momentum since. The North American Contractor Certification for Architectural Glass and Metal (NACC) program, developed through … Continue reading

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Greenbuild Gets Glazed in D.C.

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What do Greenbuild attendees think about glass? Why was a contract glazier exhibiting at the show? Who were this year’s USGlass Green Design Award winners? Check out our November newscast to find out. Click HERE to watch the video on … Continue reading

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Greenbuild Exhibitors Bring in the Light, Keep out the Heat

The glass, glazing and fenestration industry made its presence felt at this year's Glassbuild.

Green building offers a unique challenge for the glazing industry. It demands buildings bring in more light to reduce artificial lighting costs and enhance occupant health, while simultaneously asking for better thermal performance for lower energy usage. Fortunately, the industry … Continue reading

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Thermal Performance Puts Glazing at Premium

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Energy efficiency is a primary factor of green building. The glass and glazing industry knows plenty about that, as thermal performance continues to drive new developments and technologies in the sector. Some companies are showing that off this week at … Continue reading

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Greenbuild Show Floor Opens as Industry Tackles Transparency

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Washington, D.C., has gone green this week, as companies and affiliates throughout the building industry have gathered for this year’s Greenbuild Expo. The glass and glazing industry is well-represented on the show floor, where product transparency is a hot topic. … Continue reading

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