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glasstec Exhibitors Feel the Heat from China

As competing U.S. corporations vie for the attention of their customers at glasstec in different ways, there’s one thing on which most agree: they are all feeling the heat from Chinese companies that make similar products. During the opening ceremony … Continue reading

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Use, Re-Use of Glass Highlighted at Greenbuild 2014

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Given the key role glass plays in energy efficiency and sustainability, industry-related exhibitors are plentiful on the Greenbuild 2014 show floor. First, however, take a look at some of the other ways glass is making an impact in the green movement beyond the construction phase. Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency Rules Day for Glass, Fenestration at Greenbuild

As members of all different sectors of the construction industry walk the show floor at Greenbuild 2014, the trends are pretty clear. Jerry Mose, director of sales at Pennsylvania-based glazier RA Kennedy & Sons, is one of the many attendees … Continue reading

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Architecture Billings Index Shows Robust Conditions Ahead for Construction Industry

With all geographic regions and building project sectors showing positive conditions, there continues to be a heightened level of demand for design services signaled in the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI). The ABI reflects the approximate nine- to twelve-month lead time … Continue reading

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PPG Joins Green Building Councils in Five Latin American Countries

PPG Industries’ flat glass business announced that it has joined green building councils in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru. All five councils are members of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC). “We are grateful for PPG’s support of our … Continue reading

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Graham Architectural Products Announces Two New Hires

Graham Architectural Products (GAP) has hired Garth Landis as a buyer and Rich Harenberg as an architectural sales representative in the company’s Chicago office. Landis will be responsible for purchasing hardware/MRP items, balances and brake metal. He previously was with … Continue reading

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Going Green at glasstec

While glass itself is the star of the show at glasstec, something else comes in a close second: the machinery that processes, handles and even paints it. As consumers and governments push for more energy-efficient glass, there is also a … Continue reading

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Construction Starts in September Climb 10 Percent

New construction starts in September advanced 10 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $604.1 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. The increase followed an up-and-down pattern during the previous two months, and brought … Continue reading

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ASTM International Reveals New Brand Identity

ASTM International introduced its new brand identity this week at the fall meetings of the ASTM board of directors in Seoul, South Korea. According to the group, the new branding was designed to better reflect the expanding mission and global … Continue reading

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Exhibitors Focus on Education and Innovation at glasstec 2014

glasstec is thought of historically as a show for the glazing industry, but some companies also have another market in mind. A number of exhibitors are also focused on architects and meeting their project design, aesthetic and performance needs. glasstec … Continue reading

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