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Risk Manager Advises Glass Makers on Top OSHA Violations

While glass companies pride themselves on getting their products out the door in pristine condition, an even bigger priority for glass manufacturers and fabricators is to ensure their employees get out of the plant doors in top shape. And that … 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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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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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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Hotel Construction Continues to Travel Upward

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Much of the commercial buildings construction spotlight has been shining on the office buildings sector because of its large role in green building and overall positive growth. But don’t sleep on hotels. According to Dodge Data & Analytics, total hotel … Continue reading

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Court Approves Settlements in Steel Price-Fixing Lawsuit

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More litigation has come to a close regarding an alleged price-fixing lawsuit involving major players in the steel industry. In 2008, Pennsylvania-based Standard Iron Works and four other companies filed a lawsuit alleging U.S. Steel and ArcelorMittal conspired with six … Continue reading

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Trulite Acquires Texas Tempered

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Architectural glass and aluminum fabricator Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions announced it has finalized the acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “Our proven commitment to operational excellence has positioned us … Continue reading

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PPI Reports Another Dip in Flat Glass Prices for October

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Flat glass prices dropped in October for the second straight month. According to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department, flat glass prices dipped 0.2 percent from September to October after seeing a 0.7 percent … Continue reading

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