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Industry Icon Bob Pool Passes Away at 85

Bob G. Pool, founder and chairman of Thermal Windows Inc. in Tulsa, Okla., passed away September 13 in Bayview, Texas, with his wife and daughters at his side. Pool, born October 11, 1928, was 85. A little more than a … Continue reading

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Virginia Court Affirms Judgment Holding Employer Liable for On-Job Safety Violations

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As far as at least one court is concerned, the presence of a jobsite supervisor is enough to make a company liable for the actions of its employees on the job. Last week, the Court of Appeals of Virginia affirmed … Continue reading

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Apogee Reports 30 Percent Revenue Increase, 58 Percent Spike in Backlog

Apogee Enterprises Inc. announced its fiscal 2015 second-quarter results, which include a 30 percent increase in revenues to the tune of $231.9 million. The company, which provides solutions for enclosing commercial buildings and framing art, reported its operating income of … Continue reading

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ConSol Founder Discusses Impact of California Regulations on U.S. at AAMA Conference

The California Energy Commission has a number of proposals for the 2016 Energy Code as it chases the eventual goal of getting the state of California to “zero energy” by 2020. Michael Hodgson, ConSol founder, spoke at the American Architectural … Continue reading

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Exhibitors Showcase More than Just Glass

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In addition to all the glass products on the GlassBuild show floor, exhibitors also featured machinery, equipment and much more. Watch part two of the USGNN™ September newscast for a look back at some of these new developments. Click HERE … Continue reading

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Bostik Expands to Johor Bahru

Bostik, a global adhesive specialist for industrial manufacturing, construction and consumer markets, has opened a new production plant near the Malaysian city of Johor Bahru in order to expand its cementitious powder manufacturing capabilities. “We are delighted to be bringing … Continue reading

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View Earns USGBC Best of Buildings Award

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) named View Dynamic Glass the recipient of its “Best Product for Exteriors” honors in the 2014 Best of Buildings Awards. According to the USGBC, the Best of Building Awards celebrate the year’s “best products, projects, … Continue reading

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New OSHA Rule Presses Employers on Reporting Work-Related Injuries

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has beefed up its requirements for employers reporting severe injuries. In updating its “Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements,” OSHA enacted a final rule that will require … Continue reading

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Azon Promotes Roberts, Hires Elsner

Azon, a developer of energy-saving technologies for manufacturers of aluminum doors and windows, announced two new personnel appointments. Margaret Roberts, who has been with Azon for nearly 29 years, has been named chief financial officer and will oversee all of … Continue reading

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Central Glass Group to Expand Carlex Business by Purchasing Two Guardian Subsidiaries

Central Glass Co. Ltd., a parent company of Carlex Glass Co., has resolved to conclude a share transfer agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of two subsidiaries of Guardian Industries Corp.—Guardian Automotive Products, Inc. (GAPI), headquartered in Sterling … Continue reading

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