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Halmark Architectural Finishing Corp. Returns to Exhibit at Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15

The Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15 show floor will once again include Halmark Architectural Finishing Corp. as an exhibitor. The two-day architectural glass event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel in Hauppauge, N.Y., on April 23-24, 2015. … Continue reading

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ICC-ES Technical Committee Votes Down Proposed Changes to AC385

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Last week, the International Code Council (ICC)-ES Technical Committee voted down proposed modifications of a certain Acceptance Criteria regarding alternatives to fire-resistance-rated glazing. The criteria, AC385, is used to “evaluate the use of special-purpose sprinkler heads with fixed glazed window … Continue reading

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Phil Blizzard Passes Away

Industry veteran and longtime YKK AP Cincinnati branch manager Phil Blizzard passed away over the weekend. Blizzard spent more than 30 years in the industry—his last 18 with YKK AP, from which he retired this summer at 66 years old. … Continue reading

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Sisecam Celebrating 40th Anniversary of Isicam

Turkey-based flat glass manufacturer Şişecam Group is celebrating its 40th anniversary of its double-glazing brand “Isıcam.” “Isıcam has evolved into a generic brand for double-glazing in Turkey since these 40 years,” says Dr. Reha Akçakaya, executive vice president for flat … Continue reading

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Abel Questions “Balance and Transparency” of CGSB Glass Committee

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Last November, the Canadian General Standards Board’s (CGSB) had announced it was working on a new edition of the national standard for wired safety glass. In a news report posted this past May, the CGSB told USGNN.com™ it established a … Continue reading

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Trend Toward BIM Calls for Glaziers to Get on Board

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As Building Information Modeling (BIM) continues to build a presence in the construction industry, expectations are sky-high for the digital resource. “So many benefits are derived from BIM—from the building owner, to the architect, to the general contractor, and it … Continue reading

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Johnson, Darigo, Lewis the Latest USGlass Pick’em Winners

A week after Andy Johnson of the Solar Seal Company claimed a victory in the USGlass Pro Football Pick’em Challenge, the Challenge’s first-ever tie was had between APG International’s Tom Darigo—a second-time winner—and Steve Lewis of Technical Glass Products. In … Continue reading

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Prices for Construction Materials Dip Slightly in September

Construction materials prices inched down 0.1 in September but are up 1.6 percent compared to the same time last year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Producer Price Index. Prices for inputs to construction industries have remained unchanged from … Continue reading

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PPG Reports Quarterly Net Sales up 4 Percent from Prior Year

PPG Industries reported third quarter 2014 net sales from continuing operations of $3.94 billion, up $161 million, or 4 percent, versus the prior year. Net income for the quarter from continuing operations, meanwhile, was $377 million, or $2.70 per diluted … Continue reading

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USGlass Wins Construction Writers Award for School Safety Coverage

USGlass magazine has been named the winner of a prestigious Boger Award by the Construction Writers Association (CWA) for its May issue devoted to school safety. The award is based on the feature articles in the May 2013 School Safety issue … Continue reading

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