More than 75 active large wildfires are burning in the U.S. right now with 3.7 million acres engulfed in flame, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Wildfires have killed several people, destroyed property, forced people to evacuate and made the air quality poor across the West Coast. The home of Jesse Erickson, a glazier living in Berry Creek, Calif., was destroyed by the North Complex fire on September 9.
“The fire exploded in size from [more]
With the fall trade show season comes a chance to catch up with suppliers regarding the state of the industry, and although these shows moved to online venues, that didn’t stop those conversations from happening. Tara Taffera, editorial director for USGlass and [DWM] magazines, talked virtually with Erin Johnson, director of marketing; Larry Johnson, vice president sales, North America, fenestration; and Joe Erb, commercial sales specialist for Quanex Building Products, about the state of the [more]
An article published by The American Journal of Surgery titled Glass Table Injuries: A Silent Public Health Problem, explains how broken glass tables can cause life-threatening injuries. The results of this research are being publicized by several media outlets, bringing to light what the article refers to as an often overlooked problem.
According to the article, there are more than 2.5 million injuries from glass tables each year. The research summary states that glass table injuries [more]
Several building and contracting associations have joined with a host of other groups across the country to support what is known as the Safe to Work Act. S. 4317 was introduced on July 27 by Senator John Cornyn, R-TX, and was referred to the Judiciary Committee. The legislation was introduced as the “Safeguarding America’s Frontline Employees to Offer Work Opportunities Required to Kickstart the Economy Act,” would regulate COVID-19-related lawsuits, while allowing businesses to obtain [more]
Construction Safety Week is this week, and while safety should be the number one priority on any jobsite year round, this week gives glaziers and glazing contractors an opportunity to come together and recommit to jobsite safety. However, many glazing contractors say that construction safety week is every week at their company.
Giroux Glass holds mandatory, bi-weekly safety meetings in-house to keep its workers prepared consistently. Director of marketing Barbara Kotsos says the company regularly inspects [more]
The glass and fenestration industry came together last week, September 9-10, for a unique virtual event, GlassCon Global VE-Glass Expo VE. Watch the video for a look back at some of the seminars, the trade show and networking opportunities.
Banks and aluminum warehouses accused of intentionally inflating prices in the primary aluminum market have submitted a memorandum in support of their motion for summary judgment against all “umbrella” claims made by the plaintiffs. They were accused by first level purchasers (FLPs) and individual plaintiffs (IPs) in an ongoing suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
In the memorandum, the financial defendants, who are affiliated with either Goldman Sachs & [more]