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President Signs Disaster Relief Appropriations Act to Assist in Rebuilding Efforts After Sandy

President Obama signed a bill on Tuesday that is designed to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy, which struck the Northeast in October 2012. H.R. 152, the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013. The bill was introduced in the House on January 4 and is now public law. It could assist glass companies in the area with its small-business provisions and could also create business as the area works to rebuild many structures damaged in 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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Protecting People First Foundation Documents Hurricane Charley Aftermath

The Protecting People First Foundation has launched an on-site study to document the contribution of impact-resistant glass, hurricane shutters and other protective glazing technologies in preventing injury and property loss as a result of Hurricane Charley. Continue reading

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DuPont Hosts Educational Website on Hurricane-Resistant Construction Practice

The website, www.hurricaneconstruction.net, is part of the Hurricane-Resistant Construction Project, a four-part program sponsored in part by DuPont and designed to educate homebuilders, remodelers and building code officials in Gulf and Atlantic coastal states on hurricane and flood resistant construction codes and best building practices. 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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