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OSHA Cites Florida Window Installer for Fall Protection Violations

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Nine contractors at the newly constructed Oasis Park Square residential development in Doral, Fla., including one window-installation firm, are facing a total of $152,000 in proposed penalties after inspectors from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration … Continue reading

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Website of the Week: Kawneer

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Glaston Sells Pre-Processing Machines Business; Continues as Distributor

Finland-based Glaston Corp. announced today it has signed an agreement to sell 100 percent of the shares of Glaston Italy S.p.A to the subsidiary’s local management. “Glaston has a clear strategy and direction, which is sustainable and profitable growth,” says … Continue reading

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New Construction Starts Advance in April

The value of new construction starts in April increased 10 percent from March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $698.7 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The April statistics raised the Dodge Index to 148, compared to 134 the … Continue reading

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Why are Commercial Buildings Getting Bigger?

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Commercial buildings are getting larger. In recent years, the size of commercial buildings has grown at a more rapid pace than the increase of the amount of buildings itself, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). But why? The … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Delivery!

Every Thursday leading up to USGlass magazine’s 50th Anniversary celebration in August, USGNN.com™ is taking a look back at past issues and highlighting advertisements, stories and images that ran throughout the publication’s half-century life. This week, it’s all about transportation. In the … Continue reading

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St. Claire Promotes Andy Reilly

Lanham, Md.-based St. Claire Window and Door Corp. announced the promotion of Andy Reilly to executive vice president. In the new role, he will be responsible for “creating, communicating and implementing the organization’s vision, mission and overall direction,” according to … Continue reading

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Italbox Adds FuseCube Coater at Headquarters

Italbox, a European designer of shower screens, has installed DFI’s Diamon-Fusion coater FuseCube at its headquarters in Portugal. According to DFI, Italbox will utilize a small model FuseCube, which can apply Diamon-Fusion to both sides of the glass, and all … Continue reading

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PPI Report: Flat Glass Prices Down in April after Rise in March

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Flat glass prices dipped 1.1 percent in April, following a 0.8-percent increase in March, according to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department. The PPI program measures the average change over time in the selling prices … Continue reading

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April ABI Shows Sharp Decline

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI), an economic indicator of construction activity, dropped in April for the second month this year. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the April ABI score was 48.8, down sharply from March’s mark of 51.7. … Continue reading

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