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Steven Acker to Lead Alumil’s New North American Business Unit

Alumil N.A., a subsidiary of Europe-based Alumil Aluminum, has established a new North American business unit, and the company has tapped industry veteran Steven Acker to take its reins. According to Acker, Alumil N.A.’s new director of business development, the … Continue reading

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Construction Industry Prepared to Hire in 2015

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Construction demand has grown steadily the past few years and, by most accounts, that trend will continue through 2015. So to meet the demand, firms across the country are prepared to bring in the necessary help—or at least as much … Continue reading

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Watch the January Newscast to See What Was New at IBS

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USGNN™ kicked off the 2015 season with the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas last week. Check out the January Newscast for some highlights at this year’s IBS, the world’s largest annual light construction show. Click HERE to watch the … Continue reading

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Release of HPD Version 2 Set for March

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The Health Product Declaration (HPD), an increasingly used disclosure tool for reporting product content and associated health information for building products and materials, continues to evolve and will reach an important milestone in the next two months. HPD Collaborative announced … Continue reading

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Binswanger Glass Acquires Glassworks LLC

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Binswanger Enterprises LLC, doing business as Binswanger Glass, announced the acquisition of Illinois Glassworks LLC (Glassworks). Located in Glenview, Ill., and serving the Chicagoland market, Glassworks is an installer of custom shower enclosures, mirrors, table tops and architectural glass and … Continue reading

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Guardian’s Floreffe Plant Agrees to County Fine

Flat glass manufacturer Guardian Industries has agreed to pay a $25,000 penalty to the Allegheny County Health Department as a result of past “air quality violations” at its Floreffe plant in Pennsylvania. The consent order and agreement, which was executed … Continue reading

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Tecnoglass Gains U.S. Base through Acquisition of Glasswall Assets

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The United States currently accounts for more than half of Colombia-based glass company Tecnoglass’ revenue, so it only made sense for it to establish a manufacturing base in the country—something it had lacked until now. Tecnoglass, headquartered in Barranquilla, Colombia, … Continue reading

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Industry Association Cautions Against EPA Overregulation

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With policymakers in the United States Congress having just kicked off the new year, industry members and associations are eager to see how activity at the nation’s capital in 2015 will impact their respective trades. That attention is not lost … Continue reading

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The Pushback Over Saint-Gobain’s Move to Acquire a Controlling Interest in Sika AG Accelerates

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The management of Swiss specialty chemical company Sika AG continues to push back against French conglomerate Saint-Gobain’s move to seek controlling interest in the company. Several investors are supporting management’s position, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust, Cascade … Continue reading

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PPI Report: Flat Glass Prices Increase Almost 2 Percent in December

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Flat glass prices saw a big jump—relative to recent month-to-month changes—in December, increasing 1.8 percent from the month before, according to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department. The spike comes after flat glass … Continue reading

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