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ASTM International Reveals New Brand Identity

ASTM International introduced its new brand identity this week at the fall meetings of the ASTM board of directors in Seoul, South Korea. According to the group, the new branding was designed to better reflect the expanding mission and global … Continue reading

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Exhibitors Focus on Education and Innovation at glasstec 2014

glasstec is thought of historically as a show for the glazing industry, but some companies also have another market in mind. A number of exhibitors are also focused on architects and meeting their project design, aesthetic and performance needs. glasstec … Continue reading

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glasstec Exhibits Industry Comeback, International Growth

While it disappears every other year, glasstec always returns to make one thing clear: glass is not going away. That was the theme of glasstec 2014 president Martin Goodman’s remarks during the opening ceremony for the show. “We can look … Continue reading

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Halmark Architectural Finishing Corp. Returns to Exhibit at Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15

The Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15 show floor will once again include Halmark Architectural Finishing Corp. as an exhibitor. The two-day architectural glass event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel in Hauppauge, N.Y., on April 23-24, 2015. … Continue reading

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ICC-ES Technical Committee Votes Down Proposed Changes to AC385

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Last week, the International Code Council (ICC)-ES Technical Committee voted down proposed modifications of a certain Acceptance Criteria regarding alternatives to fire-resistance-rated glazing. The criteria, AC385, is used to “evaluate the use of special-purpose sprinkler heads with fixed glazed window … Continue reading

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Phil Blizzard Passes Away

Industry veteran and longtime YKK AP Cincinnati branch manager Phil Blizzard passed away over the weekend. Blizzard spent more than 30 years in the industry—his last 18 with YKK AP, from which he retired this summer at 66 years old. … Continue reading

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Sisecam Celebrating 40th Anniversary of Isicam

Turkey-based flat glass manufacturer Şişecam Group is celebrating its 40th anniversary of its double-glazing brand “Isıcam.” “Isıcam has evolved into a generic brand for double-glazing in Turkey since these 40 years,” says Dr. Reha Akçakaya, executive vice president for flat … Continue reading

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Abel Questions “Balance and Transparency” of CGSB Glass Committee

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Last November, the Canadian General Standards Board’s (CGSB) had announced it was working on a new edition of the national standard for wired safety glass. In a news report posted this past May, the CGSB told USGNN.com™ it established a … Continue reading

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Trend Toward BIM Calls for Glaziers to Get on Board

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As Building Information Modeling (BIM) continues to build a presence in the construction industry, expectations are sky-high for the digital resource. “So many benefits are derived from BIM—from the building owner, to the architect, to the general contractor, and it … Continue reading

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Johnson, Darigo, Lewis the Latest USGlass Pick’em Winners

A week after Andy Johnson of the Solar Seal Company claimed a victory in the USGlass Pro Football Pick’em Challenge, the Challenge’s first-ever tie was had between APG International’s Tom Darigo—a second-time winner—and Steve Lewis of Technical Glass Products. In … Continue reading

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