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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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Glassy Glebe Road Project Wins Office Building of the Year Award

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Located in Arlington, Va., 800 North Glebe Road, which features more than 78,000 square feet of glass, was named the 2012 Speculative Office Building of the Year by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Northern Virginia in the … Continue reading

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Viracon’s Nicholas Peake Certified as LEED Green Associate

Nicholas Peake, architectural design specialist for Viracon, has earned accreditation as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Peake joined Viracon’s architectural design department in March 2012 with a bachelor’s … Continue reading

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