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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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Viracon Prepares for Golden Production Run

Managing a run of 24-karat gold-coated glass requires increased security, expedited production and special freight logistics. While it might sound like something out of an action movie, it’s something Viracon does approximately every two years. The company’s first gold production … Continue reading

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Comcast Center Suit Alleges Breach of Contract, Negligence over PIB Migration

Four glass and glazing companies are being sued by the owners of the Comcast Center in Philadelphia for designing, fabricating and installing what owner Liberty/Comcast 1701 JFK Boulevard L.P. calls a “defective exterior glass curtainwall system” allegedly using the “inherently … Continue reading

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