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Mr. Go-Glass Sold to Joy Companies

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Well-known, full-service glass company Mr. Go-Glass has been sold to The Joy Companies, the holding company for BF Joy LLC, a veteran-owned small business based in Hyattsville, Md. BF Joy specializes in the installation, maintenance and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure. … Continue reading

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Novum to Pay $3 Million for Improper Use of Foreign Materials on Federally Funded Projects

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A Wisconsin-based contractor will pay $3 million to resolve its liability arising from improper use of foreign materials on federally funded construction projects. Glass enclosure specialist Novum Structures violated contractual provisions that apply domestic preference statutes, recognized as “Buy American” … Continue reading

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Cost Curve: A Look at Price Trends of Glass and Construction Materials

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In the post-recession construction recovery, each major building material has been uniquely affected. Materials primary to the glazing industry have fared differently than others. In a recent construction forecast webinar hosted by CMD Group, Associated General Contractors of America chief economist … Continue reading

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DOJ, DOL Bolster Efforts to Punish Workplace Safety Violators

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Over the past two years, workplace safety has been scrutinized, not only in the glazing and construction industries, but across all workplace sectors. The federal government’s Departments of Justice and Labor recently put an even tighter microscope on the issue. … Continue reading

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Happy New Year: A Look Back at the Top Stories of 2015

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With 2015 coming to a close this week, USGNN.com™ is again taking a look back at the top headlines of the past year. Listed below are our most-read stories on the web over the past 12 months. Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® Acquires C.R. … Continue reading

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Appropriations Act Takes on Tax Issues, Trucking Rules

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Congress and President Obama took action on a bill last week that affects glazing businesses and manufacturers, among other small- and medium-sized companies. The legislation (H.R. 2029) passed with strong bipartisan support and includes the permanent extension of the Section … Continue reading

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Italian Industry Leader Mrs. Gaffo Stepping Down

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After three decades, Mrs. Renata Gaffo is retiring from her role as director of GIMAV and Vitrum. Gaffo announced the decision Tuesday in a goodbye letter. “I did invest a lot of time and passion into the world I am … Continue reading

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Coalition Aims for Fundamental Research of Glass Strength

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The general perception of glass is that it is heavy and fragile. One recently formed organization looks forward to the day when that won’t be the case. Members of various glass manufacturing sectors have recently come together to establish the … Continue reading

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Construction Technology Trends You Should Know

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Get on the tech train, or get left behind. That sums up the message from Procore Technologies’ Bassem Hamdy, who recently held a webinar on construction technology. He teamed with Forrester Research to come up with the top technology trends … Continue reading

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Turning Colors: Where the Global Green Market is Heading

Developing markets will speed up green building worldwide, according to a new report. More than 1,000 building professionals across the globe participated in Dodge Data & Analytics’ World Green Building Trends 2016 study. Respondents gave insight into their current green activity, future … Continue reading

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