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GPD Conference Calling for Papers

Glass Performance Days (GPD) has issued a call for papers for its 2015 GPD conference, set to take place June 24-26, 2015 in Tampere, Finland. Jorma Vitkala, chairman of the organizing committee, says the 2015 conference will feature instant polling … Continue reading

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PPI Reports Show Dip in Flat Glass Prices in September

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Flat glass prices dropped in September by the same amount they rose the month before. According to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department, flat glass prices dipped 0.7 percent from August to September … Continue reading

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DOE Sets New Green Standards for Federal Buildings

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a rule aimed at ensuring federal buildings use proper energy certifications. The rule, which goes into effect November 13, makes certain that in cases where agencies choose to use green building certification systems … Continue reading

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Show Floor Expands at Glass Expo Northeast™ with YKK AP America

YKK AP America is set to exhibit at Glass Expo Northeast™ 2015, a two-day architectural glass event to be held April 23-24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel in Hauppauge, N.Y. YKK AP America of Austell, Ga., will … Continue reading

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European Court: “Not Enough Evidence” to Fine Soliver Over Alleged Glass Cartel Involvement

The European General Court has allowed Soliver NV—a relatively small glass manufacturer active in automotive glass, as well as other areas—to avoid an almost $5.5 million USD (€4.4 million Euros) fine by ruling that the European Commission did not provide … Continue reading

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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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Website of the Week – Firestone Building Products

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NFRC Announces Student Film Winners

National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) Student Film Contest, held as part of the NFRC 25 Year Anniversary, were announced at the NFRC Fall Membership Meeting. Prizes were awarded as follows: First place ($1,500) – Michelle Gupta and Jessica Wu; Second … 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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PPG to Cease Glass Production in Mt. Zion Next Month

PPG Industries’ flat glass business unit will cease glass production at the Mt. Zion, Ill., facility on November 30, 2014. As previously announced, this plant was sold to Fuyao Glass America earlier this year. “While PPG had the option to … Continue reading

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