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PPI Report: Flat Glass Prices See Minor Decrease in January

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Flat glass prices dipped slightly in January, decreasing 0.1 percent after a big jump of 1.8 percent in December, according to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department. The PPI program measures the average change over … Continue reading

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Numbers up All Around at Association Meeting; European Standards Topic of Discussion

Frank Koos, general secretary at EuroWindoor, gives a presentation Tuesday at the AAMA annual conference.

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) wrapped up its annual conference on Wednesday, and the consensus seems to be that the numbers are up on a variety of fronts. In its opening general session earlier in the week, the association … Continue reading

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AAMA Assesses LCAs

Kerry Haglund of the Efficient Windows Collaborative said the LCA task group has a “pretty aggressive timeline” to get it done.

Discussion of life cycle assessment (LCA), a complex and increasingly important issue in the fenestration industry, opened Day 2 of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) annual conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. LCA looks to catalog the environmental effects related … Continue reading

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Committees Get to Talking at AAMA Conference

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The 78th annual conference of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) kicked off on Monday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The core of the annual gathering is its committee meetings, and there were dozens covering all aspects of the fenestration industry. The … Continue reading

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liquidoranges Goes Platinum

liquidoranges designs and creates custom art glass for architectural applications.

Architectural art glass design firm liquidoranges doesn’t have a bunch of standard products sitting on its shelves. Instead, each product the company creates is specifically designed for a given project. That leaves plenty of room on the shelves for other … Continue reading

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Swiss Court Dismisses Request to Overturn Sika Board Decision

The Cantonal Court of Zug in Switzerland has dismissed Schenker Winkler Holding AG’s (SWH) request to review a decision by Sika’s board of directors to reduce the company’s voting rights to 5 percent. The Burkard family-owned company controls 16.1 percent … Continue reading

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OSHA Investigates Death at Texas Aluminum Extruding Company

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the death of a maintenance worker at a Texas aluminum extruding company that was fined $166,000 by the agency for numerous safety violations in 2013. Steven Jeffrey … Continue reading

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Industry Franchises Crack Top 500 Entrepreneur List

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Entrepreneur Magazine recently released its list of the top 500 franchises for 2015, and a couple companies that offer commercial glass and/or shower door services made the final cut. The Glass Guru, which offers shower enclosures in addition to window and … Continue reading

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Florida Energy Code Puts a Wrap on IGMA Conference

Code expert Arlene Z. Stewart of AZS Consulting talks to IGMA 2015 Winter Conference attendees about updates to the Florida energy code.

In many ways, the state of Florida is one of the leaders in influencing building and energy code development and implementation throughout the United States. And with fenestration being a crucial piece in the energy puzzle, the industry has a … Continue reading

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Safety, Reflectance Make Way into IGMA Conversation

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Safety continues to be an area of focus for the glass industry. Mike Burk with Intigral stressed this point last week during the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2015 Winter Conference, which concluded Friday in Fort Lauderdale. Burk, who leads … Continue reading

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