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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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Glass Expo Northeast™ Show Floor Expands with Reliable Architectural Metals Co. (RAMCO)

Detroit-based Reliable Architectural Metals Co. (RAMCO) is set to exhibit at Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15, a two-day architectural glass event to be held April 23-24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel in Hauppauge, N.Y. RAMCO will display its … Continue reading

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Tompkins Promoted to Sika’s National Sales Manager of Flat Glass

Sika Corp., Target Market Industry announced it has promoted Carl Tompkins to national sales manager of flat glass, effective in January. Tompkins was previously the company’s global AGR-strategic marketing manager and western region manager-aftermarket. In his new role, Tompkins will … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Increases in Most States as Demand Continues to Spread

Construction firms added jobs in 36 states between August 2013 and August 2014 while construction employment increased in 28 states between July and August, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. “The … Continue reading

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Nonresidential Building Declines Sharply in August

New construction starts in August dropped 9 percent at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $540.6 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction. The decline followed July’s elevated volume, the strongest so far in 2014, and brought activity back to the average … Continue reading

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Fenzi President Dino Fenzi Passes Away

Dr. Dino Fenzi, Fenzi Group’s president, president of Vitrum and honorary president of the Italian Association of Glass-Processing Machinery and Accessory Suppliers (GIMAV), passed away Monday. “Our Association has lost one of its founding members, but above all a great … Continue reading

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