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J.E. Berkowitz’s Expansion Marks Another Milestone in its Long History

J.E. Berkowitz recently broke ground for the expansion of its Pedricktown, N.J., facility.

Three’s a charm. Maybe four will be, too. Architectural glass manufacturer J.E. Berkowitz broke ground for the expansion of its Pedricktown, N.J., facility last Thursday, and although it’s the first time the building has actually expanded, it’s the third time … Continue reading

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North Carolina Adopts Emergency Rule Regarding Low-E Requirements in Code

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The North Carolina Building Code Council will go before an administrative judge this week with an emergency rule the Council adopted regarding requirements for low-E windows. The state’s building code requires low-E windows to be used for their energy-efficiency benefits, … Continue reading

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Growth of Commercial Building Size Outpacing Increase in Number of Buildings

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Commercial buildings continue to get bigger and bigger—at least the bigger ones do, anyway. According to the recently released 2012 preliminary results of the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the amount of commercial … Continue reading

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Latest PPI Report Shows No Change in Flat Glass Prices

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Flat glass prices sat stagnant from April to May following a 1.7 percent increase a month prior, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) Report from the U.S. Department of Labor. The flat glass index didn’t move even a … Continue reading

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New Glass Labyrinth in Kansas City a Real Piece of Work

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Creating a large piece of art takes a lot of coordination, particularly when it isn’t technically being “built” by the artist. It takes even more coordination when the art includes 53 large glass panels and a structure weighing more than … Continue reading

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Former President of Kentucky-Based Glass Company Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

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Dennis Martin, former president of Central Kentucky Glass (CKG), pleaded guilty Monday to a federal wire-fraud charge, agreeing to a 27-month prison sentence in addition to paying the federal government more than $74,000 in restitution. Martin, 51, admitted to forging … Continue reading

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seele Inc. Faces Lawsuit Over Broad Collection Museum Facade

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Broad Collection, along with general contractor Matt Construction, recently filed a $19.8 million lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against German subcontractor seele Inc. for its alleged role in the delay of the completion of the Broad Collection museum in L.A. … Continue reading

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BLS Reports Import Prices Continue to Trend Down While Export Prices Head Up

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Import prices for glass and glassware edged down for the third straight month, seeing a 0.1 percent decrease from April to May, according to the latest release of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Import and Export Price Indexes. … Continue reading

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New Glassy Brazil Stadium on Display as World Cup Kicks Off

The field may be grass, but the stadium is glass—at least a good portion of it. The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicked off today with the opening ceremony and first game being held at Brazil’s brand new Arena Corinthians—a stadium … Continue reading

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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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