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Apogee Off to “Strong Start” in Fiscal Year






Apogee Enterprises reported its first quarter revenues were $240 million this year, up 14 percent from the same period last year. Operating income, according to the company, was $18.2 million (up 133 percent), and its backlog of $470.8 million was up 22 … Continue reading




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Annette Panning Named Director of Marketing for Viracon






Architectural glass fabricator Viracon has appointed Annette Panning as its new director of marketing. Panning joins Viracon with director-level experience leading global marketing, marketing communications and brand initiatives. She also has experience in product development management and international marketing management practices. … Continue reading




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Viracon Lead Times “Back to What Customers Expect”

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Due to a spike in demand in 2014, Owatonna, Minn.-based glass fabricator Viracon was forced last August to put a temporary halt on new project bookings that required glass prior to April 1 of this year. The company has since … Continue reading




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Apogee Reports “Significant” Growth in Fourth Quarter






Apogee Enterprises Inc. announced its 2015 fiscal year fourth quarter results this week, and according to the company, its revenues were up 15 percent in the quarter and 21 percent over the year. Apogee also reported that its backlog sits … Continue reading




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Viracon Adds Two Architectural Sales Representatives






Owatonna, Minn.-based glass company Viracon announced the appointments of Thomas Cater and Tyler Firme as its two newest architectural sales representatives. Cater’s territory includes Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. Previously, he worked as a project manager for Quality Structures and … Continue reading




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Colapietro Named GANA Member of Year






In November 2013, the glass industry lost a dear friend, Greg Carney, who spent more than 30 years in the industry and served as the Glass Association of North America (GANA) technical director from 1999 to 2009. He was known … Continue reading




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With “Bird-Friendly” Glass Out of Picture, Vikings Stadium Eyes Post-Install Solution

A rendering of the new stadium in downtown Minneapolis. (Credit: Vikings.com)





The ongoing construction of the Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium—which will utilize approximately 190,000 square feet of glass in a prime migratory area—has continued to draw the attention of bird activists and legislators alike. However, recent calls for the builder to … Continue reading




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USGlass Readers’ Choice Awards

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This special section highlights products from USGlass magazine’s Annual Readers Choice Awards, which are selected by you: our readers. The results stem from a survey that included all of the products from the USGlass Showcase section, Annual New Products Guide, … Continue reading




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One World Trade Center Window Undergoes an Unplanned Alteration

Sixty-eight stories up, firefighters inside One World Trade Center cut through glass using a diamond saw Wednesday to rescue two window washers. (Photo: FDNY)





A little more than a week after One World Trade Center officially opened for business, the building’s massive curtainwall had an opening of its own—albeit an unwelcome one. Wednesday, two window washers found themselves 68 stories up in a scaffold … Continue reading




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Viracon to Re-Open Utah Facility in January 2015






Viracon announced that it will reopen its St. George, Utah, manufacturing facility in January 2015. Viracon will make $2.2 million in capital improvements to its St. George manufacturing facility prior to opening in January. A significant portion of the investment will … Continue reading




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