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Apple’s Recently Acquired Sapphire “Glass” Supplier Shutting Down Plant

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The glass-happy technology giant Apple may be facing some changes to its development of sapphire “glass” production. Apple recently purchased a former solar panel manufacturing site in Mesa, Ariz. and leased the space out for more than $500 million to … Continue reading

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One N.J. Fabricator Takes Steps to Get with the Zero

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The NetZero Energy Commercial Building Initiative, launched in August 2008, is the Department of Energy’s Commercial Buildings Program aiming to achieve marketable net zero energy commercial buildings (NZEBs) by 2025. McGrory Glass Inc. based in Paulsboro, N.J., is one company … Continue reading

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Aging Workforce Paving Way for Millennials

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Millennials are poised to flood the workforce in the next two decades, and the construction and glazing industries are no exception—in fact, they may be as susceptible to the trend as any. The recession of the last decade saw many … Continue reading

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CPSC Considers Revisions to Safety Certification Regulations

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The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has reopened its safety certification rulemaking proceedings to revise certification obligations for domestic and imported consumer products subject to CPSC safety standards, including architectural glass, among others. The CPSC rulemaking proceeding proposes revisions to … Continue reading

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CSI’s First Female Distinguished Member ‘Honored and Humbled’

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Alana Sunness Griffith was plenty grateful when she learned of her nomination as a Distinguished Member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) earlier this year. When she later learned the importance of her nomination in particular, her level of appreciation … Continue reading

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Industry-Related Code Proposals See Mixed Results at ICC Hearings

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The International Code Council’s (ICC) Group C Public Comment Hearings wrapped up in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this past weekend. The hearings, which ran from Wednesday to Saturday, saw the approval and disapproval of a few industry-related code proposals. Code proposal … Continue reading

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Exhibitors Enjoying Upbeat Tone at Metalcon 2014

The positive vibes from the AIA and GlassBuild conventions earlier this year have made their way to Metalcon—the largest international event in the metal construction industry for metal construction products, technologies and solutions—this week in Denver, Colo. C.R. Laurence sales … Continue reading

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EEOC Files Suit Against Oran Safety Glass for Alleged Pregnancy Discrimination

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit against Oran Safety Glass Inc. this week, alleging that the manufacturer violated federal law when it fired a female employee because she was pregnant. According to the EEOC’s complaint, Nicole … Continue reading

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Protective Glazing Council International Merges with GANA – Why it’s Important

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The Protective Glazing Council International (PGC) and the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) protective glazing committee will soon be one, as the groups are merging. GANA’s technical director Urmilla Sowell, who also serves as the president of PGC, made … Continue reading

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Ballots, Bulletins and More Keep Laminators and Temperers Busy

Both the laminating and tempering divisions of the Glass Association of North America (GANA) were hard at work when they met last week in Toronto for their Fall Conference. Each division discussed the progress and development of various documents and bulletins, … Continue reading

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