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BEC 2014 Opens in Las Vegas

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The Glass Association of North America’s 2014 Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference began yesterday in Las Vegas. The program opened with the technical committee meeting, which included three timely presentations, as well as a welcome reception last night. Watch the … Continue reading

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BLS Reports Glass Import, Export Prices up for Latest Four-, 12-month Periods

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Import prices for glass and glassware rose 1.4 percent between February 2013 and February 2014, while export prices increased 0.6 percent during that time period, according to the latest release of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Import and … Continue reading

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As Window EPD Nears, LEED and Green Globes Focus More on Products

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Just as work on an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for windows gets set to reach an important milestone and the broader certification landscape continues to evolve, both LEED and the newer Green Globes programs are increasingly reflecting the trend of … Continue reading

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Three Years Later, Area Glass Businesses Continue Rebuilding Efforts in Joplin, Mo.

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Following the 2011 tornado that decimated Joplin, Mo., a remarkable rebuild of the city that continues to take place has resulted in opportunities for local glass businesses that are doing their part in the years-long effort. Greg Dodson, owner and … Continue reading

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Glass Industry Stays on Top of Building Enclosure Commissioning

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Building enclosure commissioning seems to be moving swiftly along the growth curve, suggesting the glass industry should pay attention. According to John Runkle, vice president for building sciences at Architectural Testing Inc., his firm has now commissioned between 60 and … Continue reading

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In Hot Houston Market, Startup Glass Company Eyes Customer Service as Key

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Chris Sezonov was frustrated with the level of customer service in Houston’s wholesale glass market. He turned that frustration into an opportunity. Working on the installation side of the glass business for some seven years gave Sezonov plenty of time … Continue reading

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IGMA Talks Association and Committee Updates at Winter Meeting

Among other topics she discussed, Margaret Webb, IGMA executive director, paid tribute to several industry members who passed away during the year at the Annual General Meeting during the 2014 Winter Conference in San Francisco.

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance’s (IGMA) 2014 Winter Meeting taking place at the JW Marriott Union Square in San Francisco has kept attendees busy this week. Topics discussed during this week have ranged from marketing and new board members, association … Continue reading

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Safety Glass – Are We Where We Need to Be?

Julia Schimmelpenningh of Eastman Chemical Co. asked attendees at the IGMA Winter Meeting to consider whether safety glazing standards were still up to par.

Julia Schimmelpenningh of Eastman Chemical Co. presented “Safety Glass: Does it Make the Cut?” during a lunch seminar at the 2014 Winter Meeting for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA), being held at the JW Marriott Union Square in San … Continue reading

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IGMA Winter Meeting Continues with Committee Updates

The San Francisco meeting has proved to be the most highly attended IGMA meeting so far, with a considerable increase in attendance compared to past conferences.

Meetings at the 2014 Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2014 Winter Meeting, held at the JW Marriott Union Square in San Francisco, continued today with technical services committee task groups as well as a technical update. The morning, which began … Continue reading

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Energy Solutions Help Power-Thirsty Glass Businesses Weather the Winter Cold

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he best way for the glass industry’s most power-hungry businesses to manage energy costs is to do two things—first, if you can, put in cost-saving mechanisms before the thermometer starts impacting energy bills and, second, just dig in and bare … Continue reading

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