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Glass at Oregon Zoo Reveals the Elephant in the Room

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The Oregon Zoo recently underwent a big expansion for a big animal. A four-year, $57-million project quadrupled the size of its elephant habitat, and it got a key assist from glass. Within the exhibit, which opened to the public last … Continue reading

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Low-E at Center of Energy Star Storm Window Specification

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program recently hosted a webinar to address questions and provide clarifications regarding a product specification for exterior and interior storm panels, also called storm windows. The storm windows are used in both multi-family and … Continue reading

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Industry Franchises Again Crack Entrepreneur’s Top 500 List

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Entrepreneur Magazine recently released its list of the top 500 franchises for 2016, and some companies that offer commercial glass and/or shower door services made the final cut. The Glass Guru, which sells shower enclosures in addition to glass replacement and … Continue reading

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Cases Shed Light on Copyright Protection of Standards Developers

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A California-based public records activist continues to fight for the right to publish building standards and legal codes for free access of the public. Carl Malamud’s organization, Public.Resource.org, is involved in multiple ongoing lawsuits—one filed by the state of Georgia and … Continue reading

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Who is Bringing in the Light?

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An ever-increasing implementation of green building practices in the architectural community has put natural light at a premium. New construction projects through the U.S. are using glass and glazing to maximize daylighting for energy efficiency and occupant health purposes. However, … Continue reading

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Collaboration, Efficiency Driving Construction Industry’s Adoption of Technology

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For many construction firms in the United States, an increase in information technology (IT) is inevitable. According to survey results from a recent study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Sage Construction and Real Estate, industry … Continue reading

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Glass Businesses Prepare for Winter Storm Jonas

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Mother Nature has treated the mid-Atlantic region to a mostly mild winter this season. This weekend, it appears to be payback time. According to the Weather Channel, “Winter Storm Jonas is expected to bring heavy snow to at least 15 states, … Continue reading

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Cifin Acquires Elumatec Group

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Cifin, the Italy-based holding company of Emmegi Group, has purchased Elumatec AG and its subsidiary companies. Details about the transaction are not being disclosed. Both Emmegi and Elumatec design, manufacture and sell machinery for processing aluminum, PVC and steel profiles. … Continue reading

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Glass Gets Technical at CES

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In our January newscast, USGNN.com™ checks in from the CES Show in Las Vegas, where exhibitors are featuring ways glass is staking its claim in the electronics and technology world. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

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PPI: Flat Glass Prices Finish 2015 Notably Higher Than 2014

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Flat glass prices jumped nearly a full percent in December, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) report issued by the U.S. Labor Department. According to the report, prices increased 0.9 percent for the month and are up 5.6 … Continue reading

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