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Glass Industry Debates Standards for Measuring Optical Distortion

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There’s still a chance that someday there will be an industry-wide standard for measuring optical distortion in heat-treated flat architectural glass. But from whom should such a standard come? “My personal preference is to let the market dictate it,” says … Continue reading

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Arctic Cold Grips Minnesota Glass Industry

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Viracon’s Kevin Anez says the fact that it is warmer at the North Pole today than in Minnesota speaks volumes about the Arctic air that has gripped the Gopher State and much of the nation. Anez, director of marketing and … Continue reading

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Apogee Reports 11-Percent Increase in Operating Income for Third Quarter

Minneapolis-based Apogee Enterprises has reported a 11-percent increase in its operating income for the fiscal-2014 third quarter, totaling $12.7 million. The company’s revenues were up 5 percent to $199.4 million for the quarter. Apogee CEO Joseph Puishys attributes the increase … Continue reading

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Viracon Grows Architectural Design Team

Viracon has hired Jennifer Highfield as its newest architectural design specialist and has promoted Marni Windschitl to architectural design associate within the design department. Highfield will work closely with architects and designers in all Viracon markets. She joins the company … Continue reading

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Viracon Introduces VUE-30

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Viracon has introduced the latest coating in its array of products: VUE-30. This high-performance glass coating allows designers to maximize window-to-wall ratios, while exceeding industry and current domestic energy code requirements—including ASHRAE 90.1–for sustainable design, according to the company. When … Continue reading

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Glass Performance Days Workshops Continue in Finland

The Glass Performance Days will officially kick on Thursday, bringing together some of the best and brightest of the glass industry.  Often called the “largest international conference on architectural and solar glass,” the conference will feature an array of speakers … Continue reading

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GPD Kicks Off with Workshop Sessions

Glass Performance Days (GPD) Finland began Tuesday in Tampere, Finland, with the workshop portion of the event. The theme of this year’s GPD is “Glass Technology, Design and Sustainability.” The day’s workshops included “What You Should Know About World Flat … Continue reading

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Glazing Installation Nears Completion on WTC Tower 1

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With the spire now installed on Tower One of the World Trade Center (WTC), construction progress is nearing completion. The spire brings the tower to its full height, 1,776 feet, and makes the structure the tallest building in the Western … Continue reading

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Viracon Architectural Design Manager Recognized by Minnesota State

Alissa Warnemunde Schmidt, an architectural design manager for Viracon, recently received the 2013 Distinguished Young Alumni Award from Minnesota State University Mankato. Warnemunde Schmidt is one of 11 2013 alumni award winners. She was honored at an April 26 ceremony … Continue reading

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New San Diego United States Courthouse

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Glass is a prominent component of the New San Diego United States Courthouse, which was completed in 2012, and designed by Richard Meier & Partners. It stands 16-stories and includes six district courtrooms and an initial build-out of 12 chambers. … Continue reading

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