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Prison Sentence for Extrusion Order Violation Could Raise Bar

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A year-and-a-half-long prison sentence involving the violation of aluminum extrusion orders could set the stage for future judgments. Last month, Armando Garcia-Vazquez was handed an 18-month prison sentence by a federal judge in Puerto Rico for pleading guilty to “Conspiracy … Continue reading

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SIKA Saga Continues

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust and Cascade Investment, investors in Swiss specialty chemical company SIKA, have appealed to the Swiss Federal Administrative Court after they found the decision of The Swiss Financial Markets Authority (FINMA) concerning SIKA unfavorable. … Continue reading

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It’s Hurricane Season; Here’s What You Need to Know

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The Atlantic hurricane season begins today and runs through November 30, and the impact door and window industry wants to make sure its customers are ready. CGI Windows & Doors, a Florida-based manufacturer of fenestration products designed to resist the … Continue reading

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China Glass Provides Unique International Opportunity

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Attendance at China Glass 2015 last week in Beijing was lighter than in recent years, but exhibitors in the glass and glazing industry were once again pleased with the opportunity the event provides to connect with a broad international audience. … Continue reading

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OSHA Penalizes Roofing Contractor for “Preventable” Fatality in Skylight Fall

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The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has penalized a Florida roofing contractor $154,000 for not providing adequate safety precautions at a site where one of its employees fell to his death through a skylight. Last … Continue reading

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Texas Extruder Faces OSHA Fines

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Extruders Inc., of Wylie, Texas, a division of Dallas-based door and window manufacturer Atrium Corp., is facing $26,500 in citations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) following a November incident in which a maintenance worker died. OSHA announced the … Continue reading

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Battle for the “Building Envelope” Begins; Oldcastle Files Lawsuit Against Publisher

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Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® (OBE) has filed a lawsuit against a media publishing company alleging trade name and trademark infringement and unfair competition for the publisher’s use of the term “Building Envelope.” According to court documents filed in the United States District … Continue reading

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OSHA Cites Florida Window Installer for Fall Protection Violations

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Nine contractors at the newly constructed Oasis Park Square residential development in Doral, Fla., including one window-installation firm, are facing a total of $152,000 in proposed penalties after inspectors from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration … Continue reading

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Why are Commercial Buildings Getting Bigger?

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Commercial buildings are getting larger. In recent years, the size of commercial buildings has grown at a more rapid pace than the increase of the amount of buildings itself, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). But why? The … Continue reading

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PPI Report: Flat Glass Prices Down in April after Rise in March

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Flat glass prices dipped 1.1 percent in April, following a 0.8-percent increase in March, according to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department. The PPI program measures the average change over time in the selling prices … Continue reading

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