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Excerpt of an article from Concrete Construction: “Safety first!” It’s an easy mantra, but too often, too many in the construction industry fail to live up to that standard. Construction industry safety expert Matt Murphy says one of the biggest issues–and the biggest reason for OSHA violation citations–is fall protection. Continue Reading

Excerpt of an article from Arab News: While the rest of the country struggled to recover from the recession, the economy in Texas has been on … Continue Reading

Excerpt of an article from Arab News: Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), and the Jeddah Economic Company (JEC) board members, visited … Continue Reading

USGlass is conducting a survey on your product lead times to provide industry average product lead times in the December 2014 USGlass Magazine. Survey results … Continue Reading

Excerpt of an article from Las Vegas Sun: The Harmon Hotel tower was designed to soar 48 stories over MGM Resorts International’s massive CityCenter complex, … Continue Reading

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Engineering News-Record (ENR) released its “Top 600 Specialty Contractors” list this past week, and with it, ENR’s top-20 list of firms in glazing and curtainwall. … Continue Reading

This year marks a silver anniversary for Accura Systems Inc. The company was founded in March 1989 and has grown from two employees to more … Continue Reading

What began as a trickle 50 years ago has cascaded into something considerably bigger at Metropolitan Glass Inc. (MGI). From its humble beginnings of just … Continue Reading

Dallas-based Haley-Greer Inc. was among the ten construction subcontractors earning the American Subcontractors Association’s (ASA) 2013 Excellence in Ethics Award. “ASA’s Excellence in Ethics Awards … Continue Reading

Gamma Curtain Wall has a new name: Gamma North America. Company officials say the new name reflects “a new, seamless, one-unit continental operating strategy in … Continue Reading

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The market for fire-rated glass products has seen rapid growth in recent years. Gone are the days of wired-glass stairwells, as the industry has welcomed in an abundance of light and transparency that flows deep into the building—thanks in part to the developments in fire-rated glazing materials. But, not everything is always as simple as it may seem. In some instances that rapid growth has also resulted in a lack of exposure to glass and framing developments, some experts say. And contract glaziers, for one, are not always aware of the inherent differences in fire-rated materials compared to traditional products. Continue Reading

They say in Vegas the eye in the sky is watching us all, but it’s a different “eye” that takes the stage once a year when the contract glaziers head into town. I-words, instead, were the name of the game during the 2014 Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference, organized by the Glass Association of North America, which took place March 16-18 at the Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino. Here’s a look back at five key themes that resonated throughout this year’s event. Continue Reading

The construction industry has seen a recent increase in fatalities on job sites, and members across the industry have now come together this week to … Continue Reading

When USGlass magazine approached us about creating a way to measure contract glaziers’ confidence in the future, we set about to test and develop research … Continue Reading

“We had the largest backlog and the largest receivable in the history of the company at the time of the receivership so it’s all hard … Continue Reading

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