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Bird Safety a Growing Priority in Communities’ Approach to Glass

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According to the American Bird Conservancy, an estimated 300 million to 1 billion birds die each year from collisions with glass on everything, from skyscrapers to homes. “Birds can’t see glass [and] they don’t understand the same cues [humans do]. … Continue reading

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Graham Appoints Bollimpalli, Hartman to Management Positions

York, Pa.-based manufacturer Graham Architectural Products (GAP) announced the addition of two key hires, Trinadh Bollimpalli and Wendy Hartman. As GAP’s new manager of quality, Bollimpalli will have direct responsibility for quality procedures at the company’s York and New Castle, … Continue reading

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SAF Promotes Marino to Fabrication Senior Project Manager

Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. Inc. (SAF) has promoted Kelly Marino to senior project manager in its metal fabrication division, based out of Villa Rica, Ga. Previously, Marino served as a junior project manager, and has been employed at SAF since … Continue reading

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Follow the Glass up One World Trade Center

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The glass portion of the design and construction of One World Trade Center in Manhattan saw its fair share of controversy, something USGlass magazine covered extensively during the project. But now that the shiny structure is standing tall and can … Continue reading

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Quanex Names New Eastern and Western Regional Sales Managers

Quanex Building Products has appointed Rick Mathews to regional sales manager in the East and Kyle Kragenbring in the West. Kragenbring brings to Quanex more than 27 years of experience in the field. Prior to joining Quanex, he held positions … Continue reading

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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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