Tag Archives: South Florida

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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Vortex Glass Debuts to Serve the Hurricane Glazing Market

There’s a new kid in town, gearing up to establish its place in the hurricane glazing market—and just in time as the NOAA is once again predicting an active Atlantic hurricane season. Located in Hialeah Gardens, Fla., Vortex Glass began … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irma Threatens Glass Businesses in South Florida

As Houston recovers from the devastation left behind by Hurricane Harvey, glass companies in South Florida are preparing for the worst. According to The Weather Channel, Hurricane Irma is projected to hit South Florida around 8 a.m. Sunday as a … Continue reading

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Glazing is Bright in the Sunshine State

To say that the construction industry in Florida took a major hit during the Great Recession would be an understatement. The state, however, has since bounced back in a big way. “The floodgates opened a year or so ago, particularly … Continue reading

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