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DFI Undergoes Exclusive LEED Points Evaluation

Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) announced it is the first hydrophobic protective coating company to have its products specifically reviewed for compliance in association with USGBC’s LEED rating system. The process is used to confirm how they can contribute in the categories of … Continue reading

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Stage Set for Employment Cost Increase in Construction Industry

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As the U.S. construction industry continues its recovery, the much-discussed labor shortage will continue to change its scope. With that change will also come an increase in pay for workers, according to Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) chief economist … Continue reading

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Glass Expo West™ ’15 Welcomes Access Hardware Supply as an Exhibitor

Access Hardware Supply Inc. is set to exhibit at Glass Expo West™ ’15, a two-day architectural glass event to be held March 19-20, 2015 at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center in Irvine, Calif. Access Hardware Supply of San Leandro, Calif., … Continue reading

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Petersen Aluminum’s Bill Barker Retires

After 27 years in the industry, Bill Barker has retired from Petersen Aluminum Corp., where his past responsibilities included Chicago industrial sales, glass industry sales and management of the company’s stainless steel product line. “I enjoyed my career at Petersen,” … Continue reading

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Study Shows China Surpassing U.S. in Glass Research

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Over the last two centuries, the United States has led the way in glass research. But according to a study, for last decade, the U.S. has played second fiddle to China in that regard. John C. Mauro of Corning Inc.’s science and … Continue reading

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Glass, Window Dealers Near Ferguson, Mo., Provide Update

After months of speculation, late last night it was announced that the grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The announcement was followed by riots, looting and arsonists setting … Continue reading

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Show Floor Expands at Glass Expo West™ ’15 with IrisFilm USA

IrisFilm USA is set to exhibit at Glass Expo West™ ’15, a two-day architectural glass event to be held March 19-20, 2015 at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center in Irvine, Calif. IrisFilm USA of Irvine, Calif., will be displaying window … Continue reading

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Texas Glass Association’s Jerry Wright of AAA Glass Passes Away

Jerry C. Wright, one of the founders and current president of Texas Glass Association and owner of AAA Glass & Mirror, passed away last night. Wright, who spent decades in the industry and served as the president at National Glass Association from 1991-93, … Continue reading

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Title 24 Awareness a Joint Effort in Fenestration Sectors

In July, the state of California put into effect the updated standards of its Title 24 building code, which includes increased stringency in its Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings. According to a summary by Title 24 Express, … Continue reading

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Minnon, Hill Share Week 11 Win in USGlass Pick’em Challenge

Tom Minnon and Patrick Hill were the Week 11 winners of the USGlass magazine Pro Football Pick’em Challenge. Minnon is Tubelite’s architectural specification manager and a fan of the New England Patriots. He picked 10 of 14 games correctly in … Continue reading

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