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Selling to Architects: What You Need to Know

One of the ways companies can interact with architects is to invite them for a plant tour (Shown here is a Crystal worker during a tour the company hosted in October of last year.)

Everyone wants to drive sales up, right? Yes, but sometimes different methods need to be applied to different groups, as Vincent Grieco, New York regional sales and technical manager, Crystal Windows and Doors, explained recently when he addressed members of … Continue reading

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NFRC Continues Rating Certificate Push for Non-Residential Projects

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Ray McGowan, a senior program manager with the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), is on a mission to get the word out about NFRC’s commercial rating program. According to McGowan, who led a webinar about the commercial program yesterday, the … Continue reading

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Flat Glass Prices Fall for the Fourth Time in Five Months

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Flat glass prices dipped .6 percent from December to January, marking the fourth such fall in prices within the last five months, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) Report issued by the U.S. Labor Department. The only increase … Continue reading

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Conflict-Minerals Disclosure: SEC Deadline Nears as Advocacy and Education Ramp Up

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If you’re in the glass industry, you likely know that tin is a material used in the production of float glass. What you might not know is that it is also included in a list of “conflict minerals,” certain minerals … Continue reading

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In Wake of Shooting Tragedies, Glass Can Give Schools Options

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While the first anniversary of the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., has come and gone, the details of the December 2012 school shooting remain all too clear in the nation’s memory.  The event, along with a list of high-profile shootings at … Continue reading

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Supreme Court to Hear Industry Challenge to New EPA Regulations

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The general counsel for the Glass Association of North America (GANA) says he’s “guardedly optimistic” that the Supreme Court will favorably view the challenge by GANA and other members of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) to the proposed new … Continue reading

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AAMA Builds Membership; Tackles Many Topics at Annual Meeting

Two heads are better than one: AAMA members discuss their views on a topic assigned to them during the general session. The goal is for AAMA staff to gain member feedback on a variety of issues.

The fact that the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has 22 new members is yet another example that the industry is experiencing growth. The association is meeting this week in Orlando and this is just one of the many successes … Continue reading

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U.S. Contract Glazing Rep Says Fairness is the Issue in Chinese Curtainwall Dispute

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One of the people responsible for paving the way for the Court of International Trade (CIT) decision subjecting Chinese curtainwall units to tariffs insists that he has no personal animosity against the communist country. “I don’t view this as a … Continue reading

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Construction, Glazing Industries Welcome Immigration Reform

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There’s no easy answer to immigration reform, but it’s an issue that must be addressed for the sake of the nation. That’s the consensus of many within the construction and glass industries following the recent unveiling of the House Republican … Continue reading

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February Newscast: Make a Splash with Backpainted Glass

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This month we take a look at the increasing popularity of backpainted glass and its many application possibilities. We also spent time at the Kitchen and Bath Show as well as the Builders Show for a look at some new … Continue reading

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