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Show Floor Expands at Glass Expo Northeast™ with YKK AP America

YKK AP America is set to exhibit at Glass Expo Northeast™ 2015, a two-day architectural glass event to be held April 23-24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel in Hauppauge, N.Y. YKK AP America of Austell, Ga., will … Continue reading

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European Court: “Not Enough Evidence” to Fine Soliver Over Alleged Glass Cartel Involvement

The European General Court has allowed Soliver NV—a relatively small glass manufacturer active in automotive glass, as well as other areas—to avoid an almost $5.5 million USD (€4.4 million Euros) fine by ruling that the European Commission did not provide … Continue reading

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Apple’s Recently Acquired Sapphire “Glass” Supplier Shutting Down Plant

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The glass-happy technology giant Apple may be facing some changes to its development of sapphire “glass” production. Apple recently purchased a former solar panel manufacturing site in Mesa, Ariz. and leased the space out for more than $500 million to … Continue reading

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Website of the Week – Firestone Building Products

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One N.J. Fabricator Takes Steps to Get with the Zero

McGrory Glass installed 2,782 USA-made Sharp solar panels at its New Jersey facility.

The NetZero Energy Commercial Building Initiative, launched in August 2008, is the Department of Energy’s Commercial Buildings Program aiming to achieve marketable net zero energy commercial buildings (NZEBs) by 2025. McGrory Glass Inc. based in Paulsboro, N.J., is one company … Continue reading

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NFRC Announces Student Film Winners

National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) Student Film Contest, held as part of the NFRC 25 Year Anniversary, were announced at the NFRC Fall Membership Meeting. Prizes were awarded as follows: First place ($1,500) – Michelle Gupta and Jessica Wu; Second … Continue reading

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Aging Workforce Paving Way for Millennials

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Millennials are poised to flood the workforce in the next two decades, and the construction and glazing industries are no exception—in fact, they may be as susceptible to the trend as any. The recession of the last decade saw many … Continue reading

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PPG to Cease Glass Production in Mt. Zion Next Month

PPG Industries’ flat glass business unit will cease glass production at the Mt. Zion, Ill., facility on November 30, 2014. As previously announced, this plant was sold to Fuyao Glass America earlier this year. “While PPG had the option to … Continue reading

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Midwest Wholesale Hardware Announces New Branding

Midwest Wholesale Hardware (MWH) has unveiled new branding, including a new logo. The branding change is part of the company’s continuous focus on providing improved services and communications with their customers, according to the announcement. The new logo is designed … Continue reading

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CPSC Considers Revisions to Safety Certification Regulations

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The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has reopened its safety certification rulemaking proceedings to revise certification obligations for domestic and imported consumer products subject to CPSC safety standards, including architectural glass, among others. The CPSC rulemaking proceeding proposes revisions to … Continue reading

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