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Decorative Glass Takes the Spotlight at Neocon

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Glass—you can write on it, walk on it and, oh yes, look through it. And for the commercial interiors and design industry, the one place to find the latest products and styles for everything from office chairs to new possibilities … Continue reading

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FeneTech Holds 2014 User Conference

FeneTech's user conference took place June 2-4 in Aurora, Ohio.

With demand up in 2013 and again in 2014, some glass industry companies have a new problem, according to attendees at the 12th annual FeneVision fenestration ERP software user conference, which took place in Aurora, Ohio, June 2-4: getting enough … Continue reading

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Canadian Glass Committee Working to Revise National Wired Glass Standard

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While a near-$5.5 million ($5 million CAD) lawsuit filed in Ontario, Canada in April brought widespread attention to the issue of wired glass safety over the past two months, the Canadian federal government has been actively working to reform its wired glass … Continue reading

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‘Solar Roadways’ Perks Ears in Glass Industry

Artist's rendition of downtown Sandpoint, Idaho, where Scott and Julie Brusaw reside. (Graphic design by Sam Cornett, Solar Roadways)

If things go the way Scott and Julie Brusaw plan, the glass industry could be in for a ride. The Idaho couple is full steam in the pre-manufacturing stage of their invention Solar Roadways, a project that has built a … Continue reading

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Glass Shops, Glaziers Busy in Midwest in Wake of Severe Storms

This Blair, Neb. house was one of many to endure major window damage Tuesday as severe storms hit the Midwest. (photo: Delaney Dawson, Twitter)

The Midwest—namely Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa—was hit with severe weather Tuesday, dropping hail, thunderstorms, flooding and even tornadoes onto different parts of the region. As a result, damage from the storm put contract glaziers and glass shops in the … Continue reading

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Multifamily Housing Continues to be One of Construction Industry’s Top Prospects

Construction spending has continued to edge up monthly through much of the first half of 2014. Despite uncertainty in sectors such as single-family homes and public construction, one category in particular has helped keep the momentum going: multifamily housing. Construction … Continue reading

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Glass-Based Glacier Skywalk Puts Visitors Over the Edge

The new Glacier Skywalk in western Alberta, Canada was constructed with a sharp focus on giving its visitors a bird’s eye view. Thanks to a plethora of glass in the design, its intentions came to fruition. The skywalk—a glass-floored, observation … Continue reading

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Blizzard Set to Retire from YKK AP, Leaves Behind Legacy in Midwest Branch

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When Phil Blizzard joined YKK AP America 18 years ago, he was told to open a branch in Cincinnati. So he did. “I moved here, bought a home, went to a local office supply, purchased a fax machine and plugged … Continue reading

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‘Sacrificial Lite’ at Willis Tower’s Skydeck Takes One for the Team

Sometimes, things aren’t quite what they seem. According to multiple media reports, four patrons at Willis Tower’s Skydeck in Chicago Wednesday night saw the floor crack below them while standing in the “Ledge”—a glass and steel box that extends out … Continue reading

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View the May Newscast for Hurricane Highlights

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With summer around the corner, many glass companies and homeowners alike are already looking toward hurricane season and impact products. Learn the latest predictions anticipated for hurricane season and view some impact testing conducted by manufacturers. This week is also … Continue reading

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