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Hurricane Ian to be Litmus Test for Florida Building Codes

Hurricane Ian slammed into west Florida on Wednesday afternoon near Cayo Costa as one of the strongest storms to hit the U.S. In its wake, it left a trail of destruction, trapping people in homes, knocking out power to millions … Continue reading

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30 Years Later: Hurricane Andrew Redesigned Modern Building Codes

Hurricane Andrew slammed into South Florida 30 years ago devastating local communities, destroying entire neighborhoods and killing dozens. As a result, building codes were redesigned across Florida and the coastal U.S., manufacturers developed stronger fenestration products and forecasting tools were … Continue reading

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Florida Legislation Could Mean New Opportunities for Impact Glazing

Recently signed legislation in Florida could be the start of more growth and opportunities for the impact glazing industry. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed HB7071 into law on Friday, May 6. The legislation includes a two-year tax exemption for impact-resistant … Continue reading

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Day 1 of FGIA Conference: How Glazing is Affecting Floridian Sea Turtle Nests

The first day of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) 2021 Hybrid Fall Conference wrapped up on Tuesday with a focus on wildlife and glazing. Jennifer Hatfield, FGIA’s codes consultant, spoke to a virtual and in-person audience from Phoenix … Continue reading

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Central State Glass to Acquire Non-Automotive Operations From K&K Glass

Central State Glass, located in Dade City, Fla., will acquire all non-automotive operations from K&K Glass, based in Tampa, Fla., after the latter announced its transition to auto glass only. “We have experienced tremendous growth over the last few years … Continue reading

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