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Obama Moves Forward with Equal Pay Regs

Excerpt of an article from The Hill: The Obama administration is moving forward with regulations requiring federal contractors to disclose pay data by sex, race and … Continue Reading

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Safety Cops Patrol the Office for High Heels

Excerpt of an article from the Wall Street Journal: Kyle Bennett and his colleagues recently filled out cards issued by their employer describing the safety risks … Continue Reading

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More than Meets the Eye: Five Things to Do to Ensure a Successful Fire-Rated Glazing Installation

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

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Accura Systems Celebrates 25 Years

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

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Metropolitan Glass Inc. Still Strong After 50 Years

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

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ASA Recognizes Haley-Greer for Ethics

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

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Gamma Curtain Wall Announces New Name

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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Topic to Watch: Mock-Up Testing is Not Just for Big Jobs Anymore

The concept of building enclosure commissioning involves taking a holistic look at the building, including the glazing, from design through construction—to ensure that all components … Continue Reading

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The “I” in the Sky: BEC Sessions Hone in On Industry Knowledge

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

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The Big Crane’s Moving in on Monday

Excerpt of an article from Minneapolis Star Tribune: The franchise player in the stadium construction show rolls in to Minneapolis on Monday. One of the largest … Continue Reading

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