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Survey Shows Top Companies Prioritize LEED in Sustainability Efforts

The world’s top-performing companies are prioritizing sustainability as part of their corporate social responsibility efforts, and a majority of them are using LEED to achieve their goals, according to a new survey released by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The … Continue reading

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“Glass Lantern” Store the Latest Apple Patent to see the Lite

The Institution of Structural Engineers called Apple’s “Glass Lantern” Store in Istanbul, Turkey an application of structural glass in “the purest form possible” when giving it the 2014 Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence. Now, for at least a dozen-plus … Continue reading

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Dodge Momentum Index Edges Down in March

The Dodge Momentum Index dipped slightly in March, falling 2.1 percent to 122.3 from February’s 124.9, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in … Continue reading

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Midwest Wholesale Appoints Chris Casazza CEO

Midwest Wholesale Hardware (MWH) announced its board of directors has named Chris Casazza the company’s chief executive officer, effective April 21. “Chris’ skill set and broad industry experience is in direct alignment with MWH’s goal of becoming the preeminent wholesale … Continue reading

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Bob Lalonde Named Fenzi North America’s National Sales Manager

Fenzi North America has appointed Bob Lalonde, based in Montreal, Quebec, its new national sales manager. “Bob joined Fenzi North America last spring and has showed a strong commitment to his customers throughout all of Canada, ensuring Fenzi’s place in … Continue reading

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Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15 Welcomes Orchard Lock Distributors Inc.

Orchard Lock Distributors Inc. of Hamden, Conn., is set to exhibit at Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15. The two-day architectural glass event will be held April 23-24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel in Hauppauge, N.Y. Representatives from Orchard … Continue reading

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“Goals Exceeded” at GPAD; Plans Made for 2016

Glass Processing Automation Days (GPAD) wrapped up March 20, and according to organizers, the three-day event was “a huge success.” “The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive that our GPAD mission and goals were exceeded at this year’s conference,” says Ronald … Continue reading

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Lisec Processing System Contract Signed at Chinese, Austrian Meeting

During a recent visit, Austrian president Heinz Fischer and Chinese state leaders witnessed the signing of approximately 20 cooperation agreements between the countries—including a glass industry-related contract. Qiao Chi, CEO of Lisec Shanghai Trading Co. Ltd. and Chu Baoquan, general … Continue reading

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Judge Approves Joint Discovery Plan for Dlubak Case

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A joint discovery plan and statement of estimated time of trial has been approved for an ongoing case between the plan administrator for Dlubak Corp.’s bankruptcy proceedings and Frank and Ave Maria Dlubak. In February, Lawrence C. Bolla, the plan … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Continues to Expand in Most Metro Areas

Most metropolitan areas continue to see an increase in construction employment this year compared to last. Employment in the industry expanded in 278 metro areas, declined in 36 and was stagnant in 44 between February 2014 and February 2015, according … Continue reading

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