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Kingsport Glass Plant Seeks Fix to Financial Issues

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The United States’ only solar glass manufacturer is looking to make things right after getting behind in paying some of its employees. According to the Times News in Kingsport, Tenn., multiple employees of Kingsport-based Heritage Glass claim they haven’t been … Continue reading




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Worker Injured in Glass Accident at Facility in Ohio

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More than 1,000 pounds of glass fell onto a worker at a contract glazing and manufacturing facility in Mason, Ohio, early last Friday, according to a police report. The Mason police and fire departments responded to a report of an … Continue reading




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Swiss Financial Authority Confirms Validity of Sika’s Opt-Out Clause

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The Swiss Financial Markets Authority (FINMA) has denied an appeal by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust as well as Cascade Investment, which are both shareholders in Swiss specialty chemical company Sika AG. The shareholders were attempting to appeal … Continue reading




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A Family Affair: Fifth-Generation NYC Glazier Breaking the Mold

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Having been in business for 128 years, New York City contract glazier David Shuldiner Inc. has seen a lot of firsts—its first window, its first curtainwall, its first glass staircase. Two weeks ago, however, the family business took on something … Continue reading




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Canadian Committee on Glass to Review Wired Glass Standard This Month

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A draft of the new national standard for wired glass in Canada may finally be available for public review later this month. Maybe. According to Pierre-Alain Bujold of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) … Continue reading




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Viracon Lead Times “Back to What Customers Expect”

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Due to a spike in demand in 2014, Owatonna, Minn.-based glass fabricator Viracon was forced last August to put a temporary halt on new project bookings that required glass prior to April 1 of this year. The company has since … Continue reading




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Baltimore Area Glaziers Work to Get City Back up to Speed






While the city of Baltimore recovers from the devastating riots and protestor confrontations with police Monday evening, the area’s contract glaziers and retailers have been busy helping rebuild some of the worst-hit spots. Among the extensive damage—including a reported 144 … Continue reading




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Baltimore Riots Shut Down Major Industry Events






The ongoing civil unrest in Baltimore has forced the cancellation of two major door and window industry events scheduled in the city this week. The Door Hardware Institute’s annual convention and trade show, which was scheduled to run Wednesday through … Continue reading




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Quanex Manager Dies From Injuries Sustained During Plant Visit

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Tim Harris, the technical service manager for Quanex Building Products, died last week as a result of injuries sustained Wednesday, April 22 during a customer site visit at a door and window manufacturing plant, which at press time was undisclosed. … Continue reading




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Glass Expo Northeast™ Gets Exhibitors in the Game

J. Sussman Inc. is one of 68 companies--many locally-based--exhibiting at Glass Expo Northeast in Hauppauge, N.Y.





The Glass Expo Northeast show floor has plenty of the glass and glazing industry’s national and international players exhibiting. But the event, which ran Thursday and Friday at the Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel in Hauppauge, N.Y., also provides a … Continue reading




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