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Which Industry-Related Companies Made the Fortune 500 Cut?

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The 61st Fortune 500 list was recently released, with the 500 companies accounting for $12.5 trillion in revenues, $945 billion in profits and 26.8 million employees. Among them are a handful of glass and glazing industry-related companies. 3M, which recorded $31.8 … Continue reading

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Transportation Drives Conversation at NWDA

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North America encompasses a countless number of industries and markets, all with their own unique challenges. But most of them, however, share one particular concern that affects everything from the early stages of production to the end user’s ability to … Continue reading

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Swiss Superior Court Denies SWH Appeal to Overturn Voting Restriction

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The Swiss Superior Court of Zug (Obergericht Zug) has denied Schenker-Winkler Holding AG’s (SWH) appeal over its restriction of voting rights in specialty Swiss chemical company SIKA AG. SIKA, its current management and some investors are attempting to stave off … Continue reading

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PPI Report: Flat Glass Prices Level Out in May

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Flat glass prices edged down 0.1 percent in May, following a 1.1-percent dip in April and a 0.8-percent spike in March, according to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department. The PPI program measures the average … Continue reading

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Study: Natural Benefits of Glazing Key in Young Learning Environments

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From a building design standpoint, is the use of glazing the most important factor in learning and academic performance of elementary school students? One recent study suggests that just may be. The University of Salford, Manchester, in the United Kingdom … Continue reading

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Some Manufacturers Still Pushing Back in Steel Antitrust Lawsuit

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Three steel manufacturers continue to hold their ground in a price fixing lawsuit that saw five other defendants previously settle for a total of $163.9 million. In 2008, Pennsylvania-based Standard Iron Works and four other companies filed a lawsuit alleging … Continue reading

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Canadian Safety Glazing Standard Draft Expected in Fall

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A new Canadian safety glazing standard draft that has been in the works since the end of 2013 is expected to be released for public review this fall. The Canadian General Standards Board’s (CGSB) Committee on Glass reviewed the draft … Continue reading

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In War-Torn Ukraine, Security Film Could Save Lives

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The threat of bomb blasts is real for residents of the Ukraine who live near the front lines of the conflict with Russia. A group of Canada-based volunteers, however, is giving those residents a reason to feel slightly safer with security … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for Increasingly Stringent Codes? CGA Presentation Provides Education and Awareness

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Something code, something new and what can we do? That’s how Stanley Yee of Dow Corning opened his keynote discussion yesterday during the Canadian Glass Association’s (CGA) Glass Connections Conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He provided an overview of the various … Continue reading

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Energy Drives Discussions During Glass Connections Conference

John Hodder with Entuitive discussed cold climate glazing and energy codes during the CGA’s Glass Connections Conference today in Saskatoon, Saskatechewan.

The Canadian city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is located north of Montana and North Dakota and has a population of approximately a million people. This week, it’s also host to the Canadian Glass Association’s (CGA) Glass Connections conference, where industry contract glaziers, fabricators … Continue reading

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