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Throwback Thursday: Lots of Energy

Every Thursday leading up to USGlass magazine’s 50th Anniversary celebration in August, USGNN.com™ is taking a look back at past issues and highlighting advertisements, stories and images that ran throughout the publication’s half-century life. This week, it’s about energy efficiency in the … Continue reading

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Applications for Innovations Conference Open through Mid-May

The 30th Annual Advances in Glass Processes: Key Innovation Topics in Hollow and Flat Glass Conference, set to take place October 8, is accepting applications for presentations through May 15. The event, organized by the Association of Italian Glass Technicians … 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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D.A. Glass Begins Acid-Etched Glass Production

D.A. Glass America has begun producing its OcuMatte acid-etched glass at its new plant in Calumet, Mich. The company also announced that its first sale has been completed. According to the company’s release, the plant, which began construction in November … 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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Friends, Co-Workers Mourn Loss of Tim Harris

Tim Harris, Quanex Building Products’ technical services manager who passed away last week from injuries sustained at a customer’s door and window facility, is being remembered by colleagues for his dedication to the fenestration industry. Harris spent more than 40 … Continue reading

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Pleotint Announces Partnership with Tam Skylights

Jenison, Mich.-based Pleotint LLC announced a distribution partnership with Tam Skylights, based in Seattle. The company will now offer Suntuitive glass with its skylight solutions for commercial and residential projects in the Pacific Northwest. Tam Skylights, established in 1980, manufactures … Continue reading

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Guardian Industries Corp. Expands its Science and Technology Center

Guardian Industries Corp. has expanded its Science and Technology Center in Carleton, Mich. with a 27,000-square-foot addition that the company claims will accelerate its rate of product design and development. Highlights of the expansion include a full-size vacuum coater, a … 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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ICC Approves Two Proposals Related to Fire Safety

The International Code Council (ICC) continues its final action hearings in Memphis, and two proposals related to fire safety were approved as submitted. The first FS 99-15 716.6.5 revises the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) as follows: (716.6.5) “Installation. Fire-protection-rated … Continue reading

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