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PPI Report: Flat Glass Prices Continue to Climb in June

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Flat glass prices continue to see in an increase through the first half of 2014 after dipping for much of the second half of 2013. According to the latest Producer Price Index Report issued Tuesday by the U.S. Labor Department, … Continue reading

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AGC Adds Three to Architectural Sales Team

AGC Glass Company North America recently announced the addition of Wes Thorpe, Armando Aragon and LEED green associate M.E. “Marty” Biskup as architectural sales representatives. Thorpe has a decade of experience in the fenestration industry having worked with Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® and … Continue reading

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Two Schott Researchers Earn American Ceramic Society Honors

Two Schott North America employees were recently honored by the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) for their lifetime of contributions in the fields of glass and glass-ceramic sciences. Dr. Joseph Hayden, research fellow on Schott’s Research and Technology Development team, won the Stookey Award for his decades … Continue reading

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AAMA Releases Aluminum Storefront and Entrance Manual

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released SFM-1-14, “The Aluminum Storefront and Entrance Manual,” which provides technical information regarding the installation of high-quality, attractive aluminum storefronts and entrances. SFM-1-14 presents information in five main sections: terminology, design information, hardware, engineering … Continue reading

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IGMA Hotel Rate Cutoff Extended

The cutoff date for the offering of a lower hotel rate for the IGMA Summer Technical Conference at the Hilton Quebec in Quebec City has been extended. The conference, which will be held August 5-8, will feature several working meetings … Continue reading

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House Passes Bill to Reauthorize National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program

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The House of Representatives passed a bill this week that calls for an amendment of the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act of 2004. The bill, the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2013 (H.R. 1786), authorizes funding for increased … Continue reading

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Quanex Appoints Patrick Junker VP of Sales for Screen Division

Quanex Building Products announced it has appointed Patrick Junker to vice president of sales for its screens division. Junker brings more than 35 years of experience in the field, most recently serving as the director of sales and marketing at Amesbury Headquarters, … Continue reading

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YKK AP to Double Residential Window Production Capacity with Plant Expansion

Increasing customer demands has prompted YKK AP America to expand its residential window plant in Macon, Ga. In January 2015, the company will begin relocating its production lines into a larger building on its Macon campus while adding two new … Continue reading

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Abilene Hailstorm Likely to Eclipse $400 Million-Mark in Damage

The June 12 hailstorm in Abilene, Texas—the city’s second catastrophic hailstorm in three years—is expected to hit $400 million in insured losses to vehicles, homes and commercial property, according to the Insurance Council of Texas. “This is the worst storm … Continue reading

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U.S. Steel Latest Manufacturer to Settle in Price-Fixing Lawsuit

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U.S. Steel is the latest company to settle in an ongoing lawsuit stemming from alleged price-fixing in the past by several steelmakers, as the Pittsburgh-based manufacturer has agreed to pay $58 million to remove itself as a defendant. In 2008, … Continue reading

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