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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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GANA Releases Optical Distortion GIB

The Glass Association of North America (GANA) has released a new Glass Informational Bulletin (GIB) titled “Method of Measuring Optical Distortion in Heat-Treated Flat Architectural Glass.” The GIB was created by GANA’s Tempering Division Distortion Task Group to provide information … Continue reading

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Viracon Unveils New Logo and Corporate Branding

Viracon has introduced a new company logo and corporate branding. “This is an important update for Viracon,” says Kelly Schuler, president of Viracon. “The new branding modernizes, refreshes and will help keep Viracon relevant for the next generation of architects and design … Continue reading

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Trainor Unsecured Creditors Committee Files Preferential Payment Claims Against Industry Companies

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The Committee of Unsecured Creditors appointed in the bankruptcy case of Trainor Glass has filed a number of preferential payment claims to obtain funds paid to a number of industry companies and others in the 90 days before Trainor filed … Continue reading

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Apogee’s Fiscal-Year 2013 Full-Year, Fourth Quarter Results Improve

Minneapolis-based Apogee Enterprises Inc. has reported that its fiscal-year 2013 (FY2013) revenue was at $700.2 million, up 6 percent from last year. The company’s operating income was $27.4 million, compared to $3.8 million for the previous year. Its architectural segment … Continue reading

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Viracon Invests $30 Million for New Coater in Owatonna

Viracon Inc. announced it will make an investment of more than $30 million at its Owatonna, Minn., for a new coater. According to the announcement, Viracon is adding the new line at the Owatonna facility because it contains the company’s … Continue reading

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Viracon to Close Utah Plant for Approximately Two Years

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Owatonna, Minn.-based Viracon Inc. has announced that it will cease operations at its manufacturing plant in St. George, Utah, in mid-April. The company plans to re-open the plant in approximately two years. Company officials say the temporary closure will allow … Continue reading

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