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Industry Franchises Again Crack Entrepreneur’s Top 500 List

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Entrepreneur Magazine recently released its list of the top 500 franchises for 2016, and some companies that offer commercial glass and/or shower door services made the final cut. The Glass Guru, which sells shower enclosures in addition to glass replacement and … Continue reading

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Most States Added Construction Jobs Last Year

Construction employment expanded in most parts of the country in 2015, while many states finished the year adding jobs in December. According to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) analysis of Labor Department data, 44 states and the District … Continue reading

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Cases Shed Light on Copyright Protection of Standards Developers

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A California-based public records activist continues to fight for the right to publish building standards and legal codes for free access of the public. Carl Malamud’s organization, Public.Resource.org, is involved in multiple ongoing lawsuits—one filed by the state of Georgia and … Continue reading

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PPG Makes New Executive Appointments

PPG announced multiple executive personnel changes this week. Among the appointments, the company named Jean-Marie Greindl senior vice president of global architectural coatings and president of PPG Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He will cover all architectural coatings activities … Continue reading

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Aldora Fully Operational in Charleston

Aldora Aluminum and Glass Products is back up and running at its Charleston, S.C., location. The facility shut down some services during December in order to upgrade one of its tempering furnaces. Northglass and HHH Tempering manufactured and installed the … Continue reading

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Mayflower Partners with Dorma

Mayflower, a distributor of building hardware and locksmith supplies, now carries the glass door hardware from Dorma. “With Mayflower as a stocking distributor of our hardware line for glass assemblies, Dorma’s products can more readily reach the customers who need … Continue reading

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Weiss USA LLC to Exhibit at Glass TEXpo™ ’16

Glass TEXpo™ ’16 welcomes Weiss USA LLC of Monroe, N.C., as an exhibitor at the two-day architectural glass industry event, which will be held April 8-9, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio and Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in … Continue reading

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Facade Tectonics Issues Call for Papers

The Facade Tectonics Institute issued a call for papers for its 2016 Annual Conference and inaugural World Congress, to be held October 10-11 in Los Angeles. The two-day summit will feature speaking and poster presentations, panel discussions, workshops and exhibitors. … Continue reading

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AAMA Releases Thermal Performance Standard

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) updated and released a document laying out the process for determining the thermal performance characteristics of fenestration systems in commercial buildings. This document was last updated in 2012. “The primary driver for this revision … Continue reading

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EFCO Names New Vice President of Sales

EFCO Corp. appointed Doug Zacharias as its new vice president of sales. EFCO, a Pella Corp. subsidiary, manufactures architectural windows, curtainwalls, storefronts and entry systems for commercial construction. “Doug is a welcome addition to the EFCO team,” says Cameron McGinley, … Continue reading

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