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Should Your Independent Contractor Instead Be Considered Your Employee?

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The United States Department of Labor wants to clarify something it claims is costing employees certain protections and the government money. The department recently put out an interpretation of sorts to ensure employees of companies don’t get misclassified as independent … Continue reading

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USGlass Kicks Off Second Annual Pro Football Pick’em Challenge

USGlass magazine and USGNN.com™ have kicked off the second annual Pro Football Pick’em Challenge for members of the architectural glass and glazing industry. The pool is free to enter. Participants simply log in each week to pick each NFL game … Continue reading

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GANA Glass Leaders Conference Set for October 12

Registration is open for the Glass Association of North America (GANA) Glass Leaders Conference in San Antonio on October 12. The conference precedes the GANA Fall Conference, which will take place October 13-16 at the same location. A presentation covering … Continue reading

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Topics Announced for Façade Tectonics

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced the topics and speakers for the Façade Tectonics portion of the CTBUH 2015 International Conference. The event will be held October 26-27 at the Grand Hyatt in New York … Continue reading

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Quanex to Acquire Woodcraft Industries

Houston-based Quanex Building Products Corp. will acquire Woodcraft Industries, a top supplier of doors and components to the kitchen and bathroom cabinet industry. The all-cash transaction, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2015, is valued at approximately $248.5 million. … Continue reading

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Sellers Should Not Be Responsible for Damages Their Products Caused, Congressman Says

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There’s a renewed legislative push to maintain the innocence of sellers whose products end up being deemed “defective.” The emphasis, instead, should be placed on the manufacturer, according to some members of Congress. The Innocent Sellers Fairness Act (H.R. 1199), … Continue reading

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Sapa Extrusions Ramps up Production in the Midwest Region

To keep up with regional demand, Sapa Extrusions-North America has installed new extrusion presses at its Yankton, S.D., and Elkhart, Ind. plants. The new presses have been moved from other Sapa locations and “should begin extruding aluminum solutions for customers during … Continue reading

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OBE, CRL Acquisition Comes as a Surprise for Many

Today’s announcement that Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®, a CRH Group company, acquired C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL) may have come as a surprise to many in the industry. But according to Lloyd Talbert, president of CRL, it was part of a plan … Continue reading

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Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® Acquires C.R. Laurence

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® (OBE), a CRH Group company, has acquired C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL), a distributor of custom hardware and glazing products to the glass and glazing industry. The purchase was made for a total consideration of $1.3 billion, which … Continue reading

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