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Throwback Thursday: Be Safe

Every Thursday leading up to USGlass magazine’s 50th Anniversary celebration in August, USGNN.com™ is taking a look back at past issues and highlighting advertisements, stories and images that ran throughout the publication’s half-century life. This week, we look at a safety glazing … Continue reading

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Sika’s Annual General Meeting Turns into 7-Hour Long Debate

Swiss specialty chemical company Sika AG’s seven-hour long annual general meeting of shareholders is one for the record books. The Swiss company’s management and several board members are in a standoff with Burkard family-owned Schenker-Winkler Holding (SWH) over the potential … Continue reading

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Seven Universal Window Projects Earn 2015 Tsongas Preservation Awards

Marlborough, Mass.-based Universal Window and Door provided windows for seven of the historic restoration projects recently honored with the 2015 Paul E. Tsongas Award by Preservation Massachusetts, the non-profit historic preservation organization dedicated to preserving the Commonwealth’s historic and cultural … Continue reading

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Top Glass Attendees Get Exclusive Look into Upcoming Guardrail Standard

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An increased number of building guard failures in the Toronto area over the past few years—many involving glass infill panels falling catastrophically—has drawn a lot of attention and scrutiny of late. So the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is working to … Continue reading

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OSHA’s Top 10 List of Things Your Company Should Monitor

Do you know the top 10 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations in the building materials industry? Two recent webinars from the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) highlighted the most common violations and ways to avoid … Continue reading

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Glass Doctor of the Gulf Coast Appears on Television Program

Glass Doctor of the Gulf Coast recently installed a shower for a house being featured on the television show “Tiny House Nation.” The season premiere episode of the FYI network program aired on April 13. Tiny House Nation features two … Continue reading

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Industry Veteran Norman Herd Passes Away

Norman D. Herd, regional manager for Custom Window Co. in Seattle, passed away on March 31 after a four-year battle with cancer. Herd, 77, spent 53 years in the glass industry. He was the first president of the Washington Glass … Continue reading

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Tubelite Hires DSW Architectural Products to Serve Clients in New England

Tubelite Inc. has selected DSW Architectural Products LLC to serve its clients in New England. Dave Williams, president of DSW, will work closely with glazing contractors and architectural teams across the region to provide assistance with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and … Continue reading

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Alcoa Names Perreiah President

Alcoa Building and Construction Systems (BCS) has promoted Diana Bolt Perreiah to president, effective May 1, 2015. She replaces Glen Morrison, who has accepted a position to lead a North American subsidiary of Tarkett, an international flooring and sports surfaces … Continue reading

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PPI Report: Flat Glass Prices Jump Nearly a Full Percent in March

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Flat glass prices rose 0.8 percent in March, following a 0.6-percent decrease in February, according to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department. The PPI program measures the average change over time in the selling prices … Continue reading

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