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IGMA Separates Certification and Education Committee

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) board of directors has separated its certification and education into two separate and distinct committees. The move was determined at the board’s strategic planning session held in January. The new Certification Committee, chaired by … Continue reading

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MarketResearch.com Acquires The Freedonia Group

MarketResearch.com has completed its acquisition of The Freedonia Group, an international industry market research company based in Cleveland. The two companies’ complementary assets are being integrated. “This is a great day for our company as we officially welcome the talented Freedonia team … Continue reading

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49ers’ Stadium Gets Electrochromic Glass

View’s dynamic glass was installed at Levi’s Stadium, home of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers. According to View, it is the first sports stadium to implement electrochromic glass. “Levi’s Stadium was built to be a manifestation of the Bay Area … Continue reading

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Construction Safety and Quality Go Hand-in-Hand

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“A safe job is a quality job.” That was the message from Consigli Construction Co. Inc.’s Moritz Schmid and two other industry experts last week during a webinar. Schmid joined Oregon State University’s Dr. John Gambatese and Zero Industry Institute’s … Continue reading

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Is Tepid GDP Growth a Sign For Future Construction Spending?

Real gross domestic product (GDP) grew at a notably low rate in the fourth quarter of 2015. GDP expanded by just 0.7 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rate) during the last three months of the year, according to analysis report of … Continue reading

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SAF Receives $5,000 Grant to Grow Exports

Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. (SAF) was named a semi-finalist in the Atlanta Metro Export Challenge and received a $5,000 grant. The grant competition powered by Chase, supports small and medium-sized businesses looking to begin exporting or to increase their export … Continue reading

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Top Notch Acquires Boyle & Chase

Honesdale, Pa.-based Top Notch Distributors recently acquired Boyle & Chase Inc., based in Hingham, Mass. “We’re excited about the acquisition of Boyle & Chase and the value that it brings to customers for both companies,” says Dave Prouty, president of … Continue reading

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Glass at Oregon Zoo Reveals the Elephant in the Room

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The Oregon Zoo recently underwent a big expansion for a big animal. A four-year, $57-million project quadrupled the size of its elephant habitat, and it got a key assist from glass. Within the exhibit, which opened to the public last … Continue reading

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CRL-U.S. Aluminum Products Added to MasterSpec Software

CRL-U.S. Aluminum and ARCOM have announced a partnership that will incorporate CRL-U.S. Aluminum products into MasterSpec software. The software allows architects, engineers and design professionals to write customized specifications for clients. CSI product categories from CRL-U.S. Aluminum that will be … Continue reading

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PPG Makes Several Large Donations

PPG Industries, along with its PPG Foundation, has made several large donations in recent months. PPG donated $25,000 to the SAE Foundation Canada in support of the A World In Motion® (AWIM) program, which provides science, technology, engineering and math … Continue reading

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