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PPG Announces Concierge Program Service for Complex Building Projects

PPG Industries has launched its Concierge Program service, designed to provide members of the PPG Certified Fabricator Program (PPG/CFP) with customized project coordination for large, complex or high-profile commercial construction projects. Glenn T. Miner, director of construction, flat glass, says … Continue reading

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NFRC Fall Meeting Early-Bird Deadline Sept. 5

The deadline for the early-bird registration for the National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) Fall Membership Meeting, to be held in Victoria, British Columbia September 22-25, is Friday, September 5. The meeting schedule, registration, and other details can be found here. … Continue reading

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Second Version of HPD on Horizon for Green Building Community

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The Health Product Declaration (HPD) continues to be on the move in the green building industry, and it’s growing in the architectural glass sector, as well. The HPD Collaborative is set to release HPD v.2.0 to the public in to … Continue reading

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PPG Completes Sale of Float Glass Plant to Fuyao

PPG Industries completed the sale of substantially all the assets of its Mount Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. Financial terms were not disclosed. Fuyao plans to rebuild and retrofit the facility’s two … Continue reading

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Crystal Window & Door Systems Inc. to Exhibit at Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15

Crystal Window & Door Systems Inc. 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. Crystal Window & Door … Continue reading

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Registration Still Open for AAMA Fall Conference

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is still accepting registrations for the upcoming AAMA 2014 Fall Conference, to be held Sept. 14-17 in Westminster (Denver), Colo. Several exhibitor spots for the supplier product display are still available. This opportunity is offered … Continue reading

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Construction Spending Gets Big Boost in July

Nonresidential construction spending expanded strongly in July, growing 2.5 percent on a monthly basis and spiking 8.6 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Spending for the month totaled $617.8 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized … Continue reading

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WDMA Market Study Projects Strong Growth for U.S Architectural Door Market

The architectural door market is poised for strong growth in 2015, according to a recently released study from the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). The Architectural Door 2014 U.S. Market Study—prepared, researched and analyzed by Metrostudy and the Virginia … Continue reading

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Construction Industry Continues to Raise Concerns over Proposed Silica Rule

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Earlier this year the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed to amend its existing standards for occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica, a move that has garnered some pushback from the construction industry over the past 10 months. In … Continue reading

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Technoform Expands North American Market Team

Technoform Glass Insulation (TGI) expanded its North American market team with a new representative, Laura Woods. Woods has more than 20 years of business development experience across multiple industries. She has an undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and a … Continue reading

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