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Tubelite Names Jim Conte Client Development Manager in Mid-Atlantic






Jim Conte has joined Tubelite Inc. as a client development manager in the Mid-Atlantic territory, where he will concentrate on clients in Maryland, Delaware, northern Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. He will report to eastern regional sales manager Jim … Continue reading




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Apple Awarded Another Structural Glass Design Patent

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Apple has ensured yet another one of its glass structures will remain one of a kind for at least 14 years. The electronics giant was awarded a patent last week for its glass cylinder store entrance design, which was put … Continue reading




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Construction Employment Continues to Increase in Most States






Construction firms added jobs in 40 states and the District of Columbia between May 2014 and May 2015, according to analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Employment increased in 28 states and D.C. … Continue reading




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glasstec Online Exhibitor Registration Open






Online exhibitor registration for glasstec 2016, the international trade fair for glass production, processing and products, is now open. The event will take place from September 20-23, 2016 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. Exhibitors can sign up online here. … Continue reading




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Glaston Closes Machinery Deal in Poland






Glaston Corp. has closed a deal with European glass processor Press Glass SA for machinery valued at $2.74 million (EUR 2.4 million). The order, according to Glaston, is booked in the second quarter of its fiscal year. The deal includes … Continue reading




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BLOG: The News Today, Oh Boy






“The future is a totally oxymoronic concept. It’s anticipated happily, yet at the same time, it’s dreaded. Parts of it are so certain they seem pre-ordained; other parts are completely unknown. The future is for sure, though exactly what it … Continue reading




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BLOG: Another Way Glass Can Make You Look Stupid






“Remember that blog I posted four months ago titled ‘Eight Ways Glass Can Make You Look Stupid?’ Well, apparently I posted it four months too soon.”—Nick St. Denis CLICK HERE TO READ MORE




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BNP Granted Deadline Extension as Publisher Continues Settlement Efforts with Oldcastle

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BNP Media, publisher of the magazine Building Envelope and buildingenvelopeonline.com, has been granted additional time to respond to a lawsuit Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® (OBE) recently filed against it. In May, OBE filed a complaint against BNP alleging trade name and trademark … Continue reading




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Which Industry-Related Companies Made the Fortune 500 Cut?

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The 61st Fortune 500 list was recently released, with the 500 companies accounting for $12.5 trillion in revenues, $945 billion in profits and 26.8 million employees. Among them are a handful of glass and glazing industry-related companies. 3M, which recorded $31.8 … Continue reading




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Throwback Thursday: Ford Reflections






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, it’s back to the 1980s. While … Continue reading




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