Today’s News

William (Bill) J. Birch Passes Away






The glass industry has lost another individual who had worked tirelessly for the industry. William (Bill) J. Birch passed away on Saturday, June 27, in Topeka, Kan., at the age of 81. He served as the executive vice president of … Continue reading




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How Will Same-Sex Marriage Affect Business?

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It’s an argument that was often used by proponents of legalizing homosexual marriage: “If gay marriage is legalized, it won’t affect you at all.” But is that true? What does the sweeping Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide … Continue reading




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USGBC CEO Announces Resignation






After 22 years of service, Rick Fedrizzi, founding chair and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is stepping down. “We set out to simply build better buildings, but we quickly learned that in doing so, we were changing the … Continue reading




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Presenters Take a Look at Glazing Opportunities in Aesthetics and Performance






One of the most attractive features glass can offer as a building material is that it can be combined with different technologies to provide a high-performance product. Consider, for example, an interlayer material that can be used for not only … Continue reading




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Apogee Off to “Strong Start” in Fiscal Year






Apogee Enterprises reported its first quarter revenues were $240 million this year, up 14 percent from the same period last year. Operating income, according to the company, was $18.2 million (up 133 percent), and its backlog of $470.8 million was up 22 … Continue reading




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GPD Focuses in on Architectural Design Trends

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From cold bending to high-performance, presenters at Glass Performance Days are focusing on new developments and trends that provide both aesthetics and performance features. Take a look at our coverage today to learn more. Click HERE to watch the video … Continue reading




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Throwback Thursday: Mirror, Mirror






Every Thursday leading up to USGlass magazine’s 50th Anniversary celebration in August, USGNN.com™ is taking a look back at past issues and highlighting advertisements, stories and images that ran throughout the publication’s half-century life. This week, we’re looking in the mirror. In … Continue reading




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GPD Presentation Reviews One Project with a Higher Calling






When it comes to the latest developments in glazing technologies, Glass Performance Days is considered a must-attend event. Six tracks offer a look at a range of topics, including architectural challenges and solutions for facades. As part of this segment … Continue reading




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Erdman Hires Mike Kautz to Sales






Princeton, Minn.-based Erdman Automation Corp. has appointed Mike Kautz to its sales team. Kautz joins Erdman with more than 20 years of automation component sales experience, specifically in pneumatic and electronic motion. Erdman supplies automated equipment for the window and … Continue reading




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AAMA Releases Updated Aluminum Finishes Documents






The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated and released two documents specific to aluminum finishes. AAMA 612, one of the documents, describes test procedures and performance requirements for architectural quality combined finishes of anodic oxide sealed with a transparent … Continue reading




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