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A Year We Won’t Forget: A Look Back At 2020’s Top Stories

Before we leave 2020 behind to welcome the New Year, let’s take a look back at USGNN™’s most heavily trafficked stories of the year. The COVID-19 Pandemic: The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone’s lives this year as states shut down … Continue reading

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Are Glass Coatings Getting Better with Age?

The development of low-E coatings in the 1970s was a game changer for architectural glass. It provided a means for builders, developers, architects and specifiers to use an abundance of glass, while keeping occupants comfortable and without concern of increased … Continue reading

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Viracon’s Owatonna Facility Initiates Contact Tracing, Other Measures to Fight COVID-19

Eighty-one of the approximately 1,500 employees at Viracon’s facility in Owatonna, Minn., have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a recent report in a local newspaper. Though Apogee Enterprises, Viracon’s parent company, has issued a statement saying it believes the … Continue reading

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Focus on Innovation Leads Viracon to 50th Anniversary

In 1969, a windshield salesperson named James Martineau approached Apogee’s board of directors with a proposal to create a regional glass fabricator. The board approved the proposal and, in April 1970, Viracon became one of the nation’s first regional glass … Continue reading

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Inside the Mind of an Architect: How to Make Glazing Projects Better

What do architects want? That was one of the questions addressed during the “Mind of an Architect” discussion during the Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference, taking place in Nashville, Tenn. Jacob Johnson, operations manager with Harmon Inc., and George Feathers, … Continue reading

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