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EEOC Files Suit Against Oran Safety Glass for Alleged Pregnancy Discrimination

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit against Oran Safety Glass Inc. this week, alleging that the manufacturer violated federal law when it fired a female employee because she was pregnant. According to the EEOC’s complaint, Nicole … Continue reading

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Construction Employment in Metro Areas Expands Over Year, Gains Remain Uneven

Construction employment expanded in 220 metropolitan areas, declined in 73 and was flat in 46 between August 2013 and August 2014, according to the Associated General Contractors of America’s analysis of recent federal employment data. Association officials added that construction … Continue reading

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Protective Glazing Council International Merges with GANA – Why it’s Important

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The Protective Glazing Council International (PGC) and the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) protective glazing committee will soon be one, as the groups are merging. GANA’s technical director Urmilla Sowell, who also serves as the president of PGC, made … Continue reading

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EFCO Announces Several Promotions, Additions

Monett, Mo.-based EFCO Corporation, a manufacturer of architectural aluminum window, curtainwall, storefront and entrance systems, announced two promotions and four additions to its manufacturing department. Ben Seaton was promoted to second shift production manager, where he will be responsible for … Continue reading

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Birch Point Consulting’s Culp Wins Week 4 of Pick’em Challenge

Dr. Thomas Culp, owner of Birch Point Consulting, located in La Crosse, Wis., was the Week 4 winner of the USGlass Pro Football Pick’em Challenge. He picked 10 of 13 games correctly. Culp went into Monday night in a three-way … Continue reading

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Reed Construction Data Rebrands as CMD

Construction information provider Reed Construction Data announced it is rebranding itself as CMD, a nod to the company’s original name, Construction Market Data. The new brand, which includes an updated logo and website, “emphasizes CMD’s commitment to its core business … Continue reading

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New Better Buildings Challenge Partners Aim for Greater Efficiency in Data Centers

As part of the Obama Administration’s Better Buildings Challenge, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the first data center owners and operators who have committed to reduce their energy use by at least 20 percent over the next decade. According … Continue reading

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Ballots, Bulletins and More Keep Laminators and Temperers Busy

Both the laminating and tempering divisions of the Glass Association of North America (GANA) were hard at work when they met last week in Toronto for their Fall Conference. Each division discussed the progress and development of various documents and bulletins, … Continue reading

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Glass Expo Northeast™ Welcomes Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC as Exhibitor

Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC is set to exhibit at Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15, a two-day architectural glass event to be held April 23-24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel in Hauppauge, N.Y. Trulite, of Deerfield Beach, … Continue reading

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Fall Conference Discussions Cover Big Topics

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When Glass Association of North America (GANA) divisions and committees met in Toronto last week for the group’s Fall Conference, members had plenty to discuss. Those in attendance covered topics ranging from ongoing interest in Building Information Modeling (BIM) to … Continue reading

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