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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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IGMA Opens with Hot Topics at Winter Meeting

For the first day of the conference, attendees gathered at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for Emerging Technologies and Innovations committee meetings.

The 2014 Winter Meeting for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) officially kicked off today with committee meetings at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The conference is being held at the JW Marriott Union Square in San Francisco through Friday. … Continue reading

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U-Values May be Superior in Europe, But as Experts Say, It’s Complicated

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With glass performance for energy efficiency being comparable in the U.S. and Europe, window frames on this side of the Atlantic have been eyed as underperforming on the U-value front as compared to those in Europe. But the reason for—and … Continue reading

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Fired Fork Truck Driver Sues Pilkington North America

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A 53-year-old African-American man is suing Pilkington North America, claiming he was fired from his job as fork truck operator because of his age, race and disability. In papers filed last month with the U.S. District Court for the Northern … Continue reading

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Technologies Such as Vacuum Insulation Panels Make Efficiency and Design Compatible

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Newer insulation products and technologies mean new options for enhancing energy efficiency while still maintaining design aesthetics and solving practical execution issues—and that includes glass. That was the overarching takeaway from yesterday’s webinar, “Improving Building Enclosure Thermal, Performance and Design … Continue reading

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Selling to Architects: What You Need to Know

One of the ways companies can interact with architects is to invite them for a plant tour (Shown here is a Crystal worker during a tour the company hosted in October of last year.)

Everyone wants to drive sales up, right? Yes, but sometimes different methods need to be applied to different groups, as Vincent Grieco, New York regional sales and technical manager, Crystal Windows and Doors, explained recently when he addressed members of … Continue reading

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NFRC Continues Rating Certificate Push for Non-Residential Projects

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Ray McGowan, a senior program manager with the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), is on a mission to get the word out about NFRC’s commercial rating program. According to McGowan, who led a webinar about the commercial program yesterday, the … Continue reading

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Flat Glass Prices Fall for the Fourth Time in Five Months

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Flat glass prices dipped .6 percent from December to January, marking the fourth such fall in prices within the last five months, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) Report issued by the U.S. Labor Department. The only increase … Continue reading

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