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Spandrel Defects the Focus of Construction Lawsuit in Portland

Alleged defects in spandrel glass units on a newly completed mixed-use building in Portland, Ore., have prompted a lawsuit against the project’s contract glazier and glass supplier. Building owner 12W RPO LLC is suing general contractor Hoffman Construction Co., contract … Continue reading

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Guardian Upgrades Coater in UK Facility, adds SunGuard Production

Guardian Industries’ Glass Group has invested more than $3.28 million (3 million EUR) to upgrade the production line at its Goole plant in East Yorkshire, giving the UK-based facility the capability to make all of the “advanced coatings” for its … Continue reading

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PPI: Flat Glass Prices Jump Nearly Three Percent in June

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Flat glass prices spiked 2.8 percent in June, after dipping 1.1 percent in April and leveling out with a 0.1-percent increase in May, according to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department. The PPI program measures … Continue reading

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Reese Joins Quanex as New Mikron CEO

Houston, Texas-based Quanex Building Products Corp. has brought in F. Timothy Reese as president and CEO of Mikron Industries, Quanex’s vinyl profile business. Reese brings 35 years of extrusion manufacturing experience to this role, including “successful turnaround situations,” a company … Continue reading

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NFRC Fall Meeting Online Registration Open

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) will hold its fall membership meeting September 21-23 in Minneapolis. Online registration can be accessed here. Early bird registration closes on August 26, and the deadline for registration is Wednesday, September 16. Registration prepayment … Continue reading

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Binswanger Glass Employee Witnesses Tennessee Shooting

An FBI investigator investigates the scene of a shooting outside a military recruiting center on Friday, July 17, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez of Hixson, Tenn., attacked two military facilities on Thursday, in a shooting rampage that killed four Marines. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Chattanoogan Marilyn Hutcheson, a Binswanger Glass customer service representative, was on a break from work yesterday when she heard gunfire. Binswanger Glass sits just across from the Naval Reserve Center where Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez allegedly shot and killed four Marines … Continue reading

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Website of the Week: Nathan Allan

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IG and Altitude to Be Discussed at IGMA Fall Conference

Trulite’s Jeff Haberer will give a presentation on altitude and insulating glass (IG) technology at the upcoming Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Fall Technical Conference, to be held October 5-8 in Denver. “This presentation won’t tell you who is guilty … Continue reading

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Lauren Manufacturing Facing More than $100K in OSHA Fines

A New Philadelphia, Ohio-based seal and gasket manufacturer is facing $105,000 in fines after one of its employees sustained multiple broken bones in her hand while operating machinery. The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) handed … Continue reading

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BLOG: NFRC Redux

“Over the past couple of weeks, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has been in the news again. Some of the people intimately involved in the organization have left, and the July 14 piece on USGNN.com™ that NFRC is seeking more industry … Continue reading

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