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Show Floor Expands at Glass Expo West™ ’15 with Americlad

Americlad is set to exhibit at Glass Expo West™ ’15, a two-day architectural glass event to be held March 19-20, 2015 at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center in Irvine, Calf. Americlad of Rogers, Minn., will be displaying its architectural metal … Continue reading

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ABC’s Backlog Indicator Again Reaches All-Time High

While the backlog in construction was strong in the second quarter, it was even more robust in the third, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) reached a new all-time high during the third … Continue reading

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Glaston Closes Machinery Deal with Cardinal

Glaston Corporation has closed a deal worth approximately EUR 3.4 million (approximately $4.3 million USD) with U.S.-based Cardinal Glass Industries for its tempering machines FC500 and double chamber FC1000. According to the company, the order is booked in Glaston’s fourth … Continue reading

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The November Newscast Looks at Thin Glass and Our Green Award Winners

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This month we’re headed back to glasstec to learn more about recent developments in thin glass applications. Also, take a closer look at winners of the 2014 USGlass Green Design Awards. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

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Glaston Extends Rental Agreements for Bregnano Factory

Finland-based Glaston Corp. announced that its rental agreements for the production plant and tools factory in Bregnano, Italy, will end in several phases during 2015. The company has decided to extend the lease and last week signed new rental agreements for … Continue reading

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First Apartment, Condo Buildings Receive Energy Star Certification

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is breaking new ground by announcing the first existing multifamily housing properties to earn the new Energy Star multifamily certification for superior energy performance. EPA recognized 17 apartment and condo buildings across the country … Continue reading

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Guardian to Close Floreffe Plant in 2015

Guardian Industries Corp. announced that it will close its Floreffe, Pa. float glass plant in 2015. The plant currently produces dark tinted privacy float glass—PrivaGuard and MidnightGray II—and Guardian plans to shift that production to its Carleton, Mich. float glass plant. The Floreffe … Continue reading

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One World Trade Center Window Undergoes an Unplanned Alteration

Sixty-eight stories up, firefighters inside One World Trade Center cut through glass using a diamond saw Wednesday to rescue two window washers. (Photo: FDNY)

A little more than a week after One World Trade Center officially opened for business, the building’s massive curtainwall had an opening of its own—albeit an unwelcome one. Wednesday, two window washers found themselves 68 stories up in a scaffold … Continue reading

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O’Malley, Chojnacki the Latest USGlass Pick’em Challenge Winners

Tom O’Malley of Clover Architectural Products and Pete Chojnacki of FabTech were the Week 9 and Week 10 winners, respectively, of the USGlass Pro Football Pick’em Challenge. O’Malley, a Chicago Bears fan, picked 11 of 13 games right and won … Continue reading

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