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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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Latest Employment Report Shows Construction Recovery Remains ‘Choppy’

Twenty-seven states reduced the number of construction jobs between May and June, though construction firms in 38 states and the District of Columbia still had more employees this June than in June of 2013. Associated General Contractors of America officials … Continue reading

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Pittco’s Al Shapiro Passes Away

Al Shapiro, formerly the president of Pittco Architectural Metals in the Chicago area, passed away last Thursday. Shapiro, who was born in Chicago, was 73 years old at the time of his death. “He was a major force in our … Continue reading

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GlasWeld Appoints Elise Michaels Marketing Manager

GlasWeld, a designer and manufacturer of restoration tools for the glass industry, announced the addition of Elise Michaels as marketing manager. In her new role, Michaels will focus on social media strategies and online campaigns to promote GlasWeld’s glass repair … Continue reading

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LaCantina Once Again Makes Fastest Growing Companies List

For the second year in a row, LaCantina Doors was selected to the annual list of San Diego’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2014 by the San Diego Business Journal. For the past 11 years, the Journal’s annual list … Continue reading

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PPG Appoints McGarry to Chief Operating Officer

PPG Industries promoted Michael H. McGarry, currently its executive vice president, to chief operating officer. The move will be effective August 1. According to the company, McGarry will have executive oversight responsibility for all of PPG’s strategic business units and … 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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AGC Adds Three to Architectural Sales Team

AGC Glass Company North America recently announced the addition of Wes Thorpe, Armando Aragon and LEED green associate M.E. “Marty” Biskup as architectural sales representatives. Thorpe has a decade of experience in the fenestration industry having worked with Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® and … Continue reading

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Two Schott Researchers Earn American Ceramic Society Honors

Two Schott North America employees were recently honored by the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) for their lifetime of contributions in the fields of glass and glass-ceramic sciences. Dr. Joseph Hayden, research fellow on Schott’s Research and Technology Development team, won the Stookey Award for his decades … Continue reading

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