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OBE, CRL Acquisition Comes as a Surprise for Many

Today’s announcement that Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®, a CRH Group company, acquired C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL) may have come as a surprise to many in the industry. But according to Lloyd Talbert, president of CRL, it was part of a plan … Continue reading

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Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® Acquires C.R. Laurence

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® (OBE), a CRH Group company, has acquired C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL), a distributor of custom hardware and glazing products to the glass and glazing industry. The purchase was made for a total consideration of $1.3 billion, which … Continue reading

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These are the NFRC’s Interim CEO’s Top Priorities

NFRC’s Interim CEO, Deb Callahan, is introducing and implementing the organization’s “new vision.” A New Vision Whereas the former vision was, “The recognized leader in energy performance rating and certification programs for fenestration products,” Its revised vision states, “NFRC is … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Trucking Along

Every Thursday, in conjunction with USGlass magazine’s 50th anniversary celebration, USGNN.com™ is taking a look back at past issues and highlighting advertisements, stories and images that ran throughout the publication’s half-century life. This week, we’re hopping on the truck. In the 1983 … Continue reading

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BLOG: Outta Gas Already???

“It’s not only a little surprising, but kind of discouraging, as well … if it’s true, that is. You see, things were really starting to look up for a lot of us, and particularly so if you were in any … Continue reading

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Hawaii Agency to Address “Glass Rule” Petition for Another Project

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Hawaii’s community development agency has a decision to make next week regarding its “glass rule.” That decision, however, won’t be the end of discussion surrounding the regulation. Highrise projects in the Kakaako district of Honolulu are required to utilize glass … Continue reading

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CRL’s Mourchid a FenestrationMaster

CRL-U.S. Aluminum production engineer manager Naoufel Mourchid recently received FenestrationMaster certification. FenestrationMasters is a program by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) in which “industry professionals can attain certification that validates their industry expertise,” according to a release from CRL. … Continue reading

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NFRC Meeting Early Bird Deadline Today

Early bird registration for the 2015 National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) Membership Meeting, to be held September 21-23 in Minneapolis, ends today. After today, registration will increase by $100, and the reduced hotel rate will no longer be available. For … Continue reading

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Contractor Sentenced for False Statements Regarding Injured Worker Incident

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Safety equipment and proper worker protection is crucial among all trades in the construction industry, and another roofing contractor has been made an example of just why that is. Earlier this month, Russellville, Ala.-based steel and roofing contractor Marcus Borden … Continue reading

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Special-Lite Agrees to Definitive Purchase of Omega

Decatur, Mich.-based Special-Lite Inc. announced it will purchase the Omega Door Frame Products business from Architectural Builders Hardware Inc. of Itasca, Ill. Omega manufactures aluminum interior glass framing used in interior office construction. Terms of the sale and size of … Continue reading

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