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Up-Close Look at Hurricane Research

How do you know how your products would perform in a category 5 hurricane or an E4 tornado? USGlass magazine gives the first-ever look at one weather testing machine that can offer some of these answers in this month’s newscast. Tara Taffera, vice president of editorial services and editor of USGlass’ sister publication, DWM magazine, recently visited the University of Florida to interview hurricane expert Dr. Forrest Masters and Henry Upjohn, CEO of Special-Lite Inc., … Continue reading

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IBHS Calls on Congress to Re-Enact National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program

As hurricane season gets underway and the East Coast eyes Tropical Storm Andrea, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) called on Congress this week to re-authorize the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program (NWIRP) through a current proposed resolution, H.R. 1786. IBHS officials spoke during a joint hearing of the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittees on Research and Technology. “Given the broad geographic threat of windstorms, the frequency of events, and the … Continue reading

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Irene Damages Still Being Assessed

By Sahely Mukerji Glass and glazing companies along the East Coast have re-opened shop today, after Hurricane Irene left estimated several billion dollars in damages, as it barreled up north along the coast over the weekend. On August 28, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency began its damage review of states affected by the hurricane that left at least 11 people dead, according to a Reuters report. “We have seen no major damages in South … Continue reading

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Glass Shops Up and Down the East Coast Prepare for Irene

By Sahely Mukerji Glass and glazing companies along the East Coast are preparing for the hurricane. Virginia and Maryland declared a state of emergency, as Hurricane Irene swung north yesterday. The storm is forecast to sweep over the Outer Banks, N.C., overnight tonight, and advance into the Washington, D.C., area beginning Saturday afternoon. State troopers, the Red Cross and the National Guard are in place to deal with the storm’s aftermath in North Carolina. At … Continue reading

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FMA Works with Florida Building Commission

The Florida Building Commission met in Tampa, Fla. to consider petitions for declaratory statements, revise the Commission work plan for 2006 and identify future research and development needs of the Commission among other goals. Continue reading

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Stimulus Funding May Bring Growth for Hurricane Glazing Applications

The recently passed federal stimulus package may just bring some good news for commercial construction projects requiring hurricane- and impact-glazing systems. According to David Rinehart with DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions there are three prime areas that could benefit from stimulus dollars. Continue reading

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Glazing Contractors Take Today’s Start of Hurricane Season in Stride

The Atlantic basin is expected to see an above-normal hurricane season this year, according to the seasonal outlook issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. Continue reading

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