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Watch the December Newscast for an Installation Close-Up and a few Laughs

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The USGNN™ December newscast takes an on-site look at a safety glazing installation during a courthouse retrofit. And as is tradition, this month’s edition includes our annual outtakes from the USGNN anchors. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

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Glass Expo West™ ’15 Welcomes First Choice Building Products Inc. as an Exhibitor

First Choice Building Products Inc. is set to exhibit at Glass Expo West™ ’15 show, a two-day architectural glass event to be held March 19-20, 2015 at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center in Irvine, Calif. First Choice Building Products Inc. … Continue reading

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Ellen Rogers Wins Award for Extraordinary Service to Key Communications Inc.

Ellen G. Rogers, editor of USGlass magazine, has been recognized by the magazine’s parent company, Key Communications Inc., through its presentation of its Award for Extraordinary Service. The award is presented annually and was named after vice president for media … Continue reading

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Eric Ulrich Joins Tubelite as Client Development Manager

Tubelite Inc. announced it has hired Eric Ulrich as a client development manager, serving New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. In his new position, he is assisting glazing contractors and architectural teams with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems. Ulrich … Continue reading

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Envelop Issued U.S. Patent for Ultra High Thermal Performance Glass Curtainwalls

Delafield, Wis.-based Envelop LLC announced it was issued United States patent No. 8,910,453, titled “Vacuum Insulated Glass Units System.” According to a release from Envelop, glass curtainwall vacuum systems covered by the patent comprise “large structural vacuum insulated glass (VIG) … Continue reading

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Building Safer Schools After Sandy Hook: An Architect’s View

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Sunday marked the second anniversary of the horrific and tragic mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where 20 young children and six adult staff members were shot to death by a mentally disturbed young man. The … Continue reading

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Quanex Nets Increase in Revenue in 2014 Despite Slower Fourth Quarter

On Friday, Quanex Building Products Corp. reported a profit of $5 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 despite a drop in revenue from the same period last year. The Houston-based maker of door and window components reported net … Continue reading

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Website of the Week-Midwest Wholesale Hardware

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Custom Glass Products Founder Victor Reeder Passes Away

Victor H. Reeder, founder of Salisbury, N.C.-based Custom Glass Products Inc. passed away last month at the age of 84. Reeder was considered a leader and innovator in the glass industry, developing coatings and energy efficient insulating glass products for … Continue reading

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PPI Shows Half-Percent Increase in Flat Glass Prices in November

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In November, flat glass prices saw their first increase since August. According to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department, flat glass prices rose 0.5 percent from October to November after seeing a 0.9-percent … Continue reading

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