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Spandrel Defects the Focus of Construction Lawsuit in Portland

Alleged defects in spandrel glass units on a newly completed mixed-use building in Portland, Ore., have prompted a lawsuit against the project’s contract glazier and glass supplier. Building owner 12W RPO LLC is suing general contractor Hoffman Construction Co., contract … Continue reading

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Viracon Issues Price Increase

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Owatonna, Minn.-based glass fabricator Viracon has announced to its customers and industry partners a price increase for quote requests received on or after July 13. According to a letter issued this week by Garret Henson, vice president of sales and … Continue reading

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New Olin Business School Buildings Have Eye on the Sky

Photo: William Lemke, courtesy of Super Sky Products Enterprises LLC and Linetec.

A two-building addition to Olin Business School in St. Louis nearly doubled its footprint on the Washington University Danforth campus—and it couldn’t have happened without glass. Washington recently celebrated the 97th anniversary of Olin Business School with the dedication of … Continue reading

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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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