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Restaurant Impossible? Not on California Glazier’s Watch

Owners of Redlands restaurant Mill Creek Cattle Company, Lisette and Steve Brown, thought all hope was lost after discovering a blip in their building’s design. Their eligibility to be on The Food Network’s “Restaurant: Impossible” was on the line, as … Continue reading

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Birgit Horn, Director glasstec, Messe Düsseldorf, Tells us What to Expect from this Year’s Event

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glasstec 2014, the international trade fair for glass production, processing and products, is set to take place October 21-24 at Messe Düsseldorf in Düsseldorf, Germany. Thousands of visitors from around the world take part in the event which encompasses nine … Continue reading

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Four Task Groups Established Within Canada’s Committee on Glass

The Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) is in the process of revising the national standards for tempered, laminated and wired safety glass. In doing so, it recently established a Committee on Glass, which held its first meeting in May. The … Continue reading

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“Passive” Buildings Offer Return on Investment

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The Passive House Alliance US (PHAUS) has a big goal: to make the Passive House Building Energy Standard the leading mainstream market force. So what makes a building—and more importantly—a window—“passive?” According to the Passive House Institute’s website, “a building … Continue reading

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North Carolina Puts Low-E Code Loophole into Effect, Fenestration Industry Poised to Respond

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An emergency building code rule that was adopted in North Carolina in June regarding low-E glass was put into effect the first week of July. The state’s residential building code used to require the use of low-E windows for their … Continue reading

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PPG to Sell Mt. Zion Plant to Fuyao

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PPG Industries announced today that it will sell all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. According to PPG, the sale is expected to close in the third quarter … Continue reading

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PPI Report: Flat Glass Prices Continue to Climb in June

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Flat glass prices continue to see in an increase through the first half of 2014 after dipping for much of the second half of 2013. According to the latest Producer Price Index Report issued Tuesday by the U.S. Labor Department, … Continue reading

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House Passes Bill to Reauthorize National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program

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The House of Representatives passed a bill this week that calls for an amendment of the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act of 2004. The bill, the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2013 (H.R. 1786), authorizes funding for increased … Continue reading

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U.S. Steel Latest Manufacturer to Settle in Price-Fixing Lawsuit

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U.S. Steel is the latest company to settle in an ongoing lawsuit stemming from alleged price-fixing in the past by several steelmakers, as the Pittsburgh-based manufacturer has agreed to pay $58 million to remove itself as a defendant. In 2008, … Continue reading

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House Proposes Energy Savings and Building Efficiency Act

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In a rare display of bipartisanship, House Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) introduced a resolution aimed at increasing buildings’ energy efficiency. According to a press release on Blackburn’s website, H.R. 5027, or the Energy Savings and Building … Continue reading

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