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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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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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