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GulfGuard to Add High Technology Coater in Saudi Arabia

The managing board of Saudi Guardian International Float Glass Co. Ltd. (GulfGuard) agreed in principle to an investment in a new high technology coating machine for its float glass plant in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia. GulfGuard is a joint venture … Continue reading

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EnduroShield Expands to Brazilian Market

Australian-based PCT Global Pty announced it is partnering with Abrasipa to launch EnduroShield in Brazil. The partnership was officially initiated when EnduroShield appeared with Abrasipa at this year’s Glass South America show in Santo Amaro São Paulo. “PCT Global [is] … Continue reading

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Bayer MaterialScience names Frank H. Lutz New CFO

Frank H. Lutz has been appointed chief financial officer of Bayer MaterialScience AG, effective in October. He succeeds Dr. Axel Steiger-Bagel, who takes over in November as senior Bayer representative for the Benelux countries, based in Diegem, near Brussels. Lutz … Continue reading

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Kevin Potts of Dallas Flat Glass Distributors the Week 3 Pick’em Winner

Dallas Flat Glass Distributors’ Kevin Potts, manager of the company’s heavy glass division, Excel Glass Systems, was the Week 3 winner of the USGlass Pro Football Pick’em Challenge. Potts picked 14 of the week’s 16 games correctly and won the … Continue reading

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ABI Remains Strong with Only Slight Dip in August

On the heels of recording its strongest pace of growth since 2007, there continues to be an increasing level of demand for design services signaled in the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI). As an economic indicator of construction activity, the … Continue reading

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Decorative Glass Gets Trendy in Toronto

Mandy Marxen lead a discussion on decorative glass trends during the GANA Fall Conference.

“We are getting more and more creative and complex with decorative glass. Our members are doing amazing things.” That’s what Mandy Marxen of Gardner Glass Products said this morning during a presentation on decorative glass trends during the Glass Association … Continue reading

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OSHA Cites General Glass for Safety Violations, Company has Penalty Reduced upon Corrections

Secaucus, N.J.-based glass fabricator and distributor General Glass International was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for 10 allegedly serious safety violations earlier this year. The company, however, had its penalty reduced this … Continue reading

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USGBC Announce Opening Plenary Speakers for Greenbuild 2014

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the speakers for the Opening Plenary of the 2014 Greenbuild Conference and Expo. The Opening Plenary, which takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 22 at the New Orleans Superdome, will feature … Continue reading

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Solar Reflectivity Issues Open GANA Fall Conference

“When Buildings Attack their Neighbors,” was the title of a presentation today during the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Fall Conference, underway this week in Toronto. “It’s a scary title, but it’s true,” said Vicente Montes-Amoros of Curtainwall Design … Continue reading

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North Carolina’s Temporary Low-E Building Code Rule Rejected by Review Commission

A temporary rule that allowed North Carolina permit holders to opt-out of using low-E fenestration products in residential construction has been rejected by the North Carolina Rules Review Commission (RRC). The Council recently enacted an emergency rule in the state’s … Continue reading

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