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AAMA Hands Out Seven Scholarships






For the 15th consecutive year, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has awarded scholarships to children of employees of AAMA member companies who are pursuing degrees in engineering or technical fields related to the building-products industries. The scholarship winners were … Continue reading




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TGP’s Fire-Rated Video Corner to Kick Off in July






Technical Glass Products (TGP) will be sponsoring the USGlassmag.com Fire-Rated Video Corner, a three-month video series of specialized glass coverage starting this month. To view the first video installment, visit the site in July and continue to check back for … Continue reading




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New Organization Aims to Rate Window Attachments

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The newly launched Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC), which is part of the Window Covering Manufacturers Association, seeks to start a rating, labeling and certification program for energy efficiency in window attachments such as blinds, shades, shutters, drapes, awnings and … Continue reading




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Metro Area Construction Employment Gains Slow in May






Construction employment continues to increase in most metropolitan areas, but the number of gainers has decreased to the lowest level since April 2013, according to analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Recently release federal data shows employment … Continue reading




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Ohio Gratings’ Bartley Brothers Receive Corporate College Smart 50 Award






David Bartley II and John Bartley, principals of Canton, Ohio-based Ohio Gratings Inc., received the 2015 Northeast Ohio Smart 50 Award. The awards are presented by Corporate College, a division of Cuyahoga Community College, through a partnership with Smart Business … Continue reading




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VEKA’s Peilert Honored by Ernst & Young






VEKA North America president and CEO Joe Peilert was recently named Ernst & Young’s Manufacturing Entrepreneur of the Year for western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. In his comments during the EY Entrepreneur of the Year gala, Peilert stressed the importance … Continue reading




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McGarry to Present at Pittsburgh Chemical Day






PPG Industries president and CEO Michael H. McGarry will present the keynote address during the 48th annual Pittsburgh Chemical Day, Tuesday, October 6, at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh. The keynote presentation will be part of the … Continue reading




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BLOG: “There’s So Much Stuff”






“There’s So Much Stuff” “This is what my daughter, Jessica, said Monday morning as we walked around our house. We were joined by 60 people for dinner Friday evening following the wedding rehearsal. The wedding of Jessica and Bobby took place … Continue reading




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A Look Back at GPD 2015

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This month’s newscast takes a look back at Glass Performance Days 2015, which concluded last Friday in Tampere, Finland. Watch the video for more in some of the sessions, hear what attendees had to say, and catch a glimpse into … Continue reading




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William (Bill) J. Birch Passes Away






The glass industry has lost another individual who had worked tirelessly for the industry. William (Bill) J. Birch passed away on Saturday, June 27, in Topeka, Kan., at the age of 81. He served as the executive vice president of … Continue reading




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