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Software Makes a Push at GlassBuild America

Tyson Oldroyd, project manager at Kimzey Software, talks to GlassBuild attendees about Glasstrax, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software program for glass businesses.

As part of the construction community, the fenestration industry utilizes plenty of hardware. Software, however, has also staked its claim. Among the more than 330 industry suppliers exhibiting at GlassBuild America 2014 in Las Vegas are a handful of software … Continue reading

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Association Honors Industry Legend Donn Harter

The Glazing Executives Forum at Glassbuild today included a special presentation for one of the industry (and the association’s) strongest safety advocates. Donn Harter, who began his career with Hal’s Glass in Bellflower, Calif., and went to help grow the … Continue reading

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Dodge Momentum Index Makes Small Gain in August

The Dodge Momentum Index made a small gain in August, increasing to 118.8 (2000=100) for the month, up 0.2 percent from the July reading. The improvement in August is on the heels of a 5.7 percent decline in July, according … Continue reading

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Apple Taking Bite Out of Glass Architecture

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Apple loves glass, and it’s stocking up on the patents to prove it. The company was awarded a patent last month by the US Patent and Trademark Office for its infamous glass cube building design, as featured at its flagship … Continue reading

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Nonresidential Construction Employment Retains Momentum in August

The U.S. construction industry added 20,000 jobs in August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report released September 5. July’s estimate was revised upward from 22,000 to 31,000 net new jobs. Nonresidential construction added 5,500 jobs in August, which … Continue reading

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Bird Safety a Growing Priority in Communities’ Approach to Glass

An imprint left by a pigeon that flew into a window.

According to the American Bird Conservancy, an estimated 300 million to 1 billion birds die each year from collisions with glass on everything, from skyscrapers to homes. “Birds can’t see glass [and] they don’t understand the same cues [humans do]. … Continue reading

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Graham Appoints Bollimpalli, Hartman to Management Positions

York, Pa.-based manufacturer Graham Architectural Products (GAP) announced the addition of two key hires, Trinadh Bollimpalli and Wendy Hartman. As GAP’s new manager of quality, Bollimpalli will have direct responsibility for quality procedures at the company’s York and New Castle, … Continue reading

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SAF Promotes Marino to Fabrication Senior Project Manager

Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. Inc. (SAF) has promoted Kelly Marino to senior project manager in its metal fabrication division, based out of Villa Rica, Ga. Previously, Marino served as a junior project manager, and has been employed at SAF since … Continue reading

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Follow the Glass up One World Trade Center

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The glass portion of the design and construction of One World Trade Center in Manhattan saw its fair share of controversy, something USGlass magazine covered extensively during the project. But now that the shiny structure is standing tall and can … Continue reading

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