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MGA Glass Expo to be Held April 30

The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association (MGA) will hold its annual glass expo on Wednesday, April 30, in Greenbelt, Md. The event will be held at Martin’s Crosswinds, located at 7400 Greenway Center Drive from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event … Continue reading

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ASTM Standards in Building Codes Available in DVD and Online

The latest compilation of ASTM Standards in Building Codes is available in DVD and online. The ASTM Building Codes contain more than 2,000 ASTM construction specifications, practices and test methods compiled from the Annual Book of ASTM Standards. These standards … Continue reading

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Glass TEXpo™ Opens in San Antonio

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Glass TEXpo™, now in its 12th year, opened today in San Antonio, Texas, at the Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel and will run through Friday, April 11. The show kicked off with a welcome by Jerry Wright, president of the Texas Glass … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Increases, Remains Below Peak Levels

Construction employment expanded in 175 metro areas, declined in 106 and was stagnant in 58 between February 2013 and February 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association … Continue reading

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Apogee Reports 97-Percent Increase in Operating Income for Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter

Apogee Enterprises Inc. reported that its fiscal 2014 fourth-quarter revenues totaled $214.4 million, up 19 percent from the previous year, and its operating income of $12.1 million is up 97 percent. For the full fiscal year, the company reported revenues … Continue reading

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AAMA Forms Sustainability Steering Committee

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) board of directors recently voted unanimously to establish a sustainability steering committee. It will oversee the various AAMA committees and task groups involved in establishing standard practices that lead to product sustainability, from component development to structural integrity. “This decision reflects the … Continue reading

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Holly Biller Named to Women’s Leadership and Networking Council

Holly Biller, vice president of digital media services for Key Communications Inc., publisher of USGlass magazine, has been named to the prestigious American Business Media’s (ABM) Women’s Leadership and Networking Council. Biller has been with Key Communications for 19 years, … Continue reading

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NIST Calls for Performance-Based Standards for Tornado-Resistant Building Design

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the final report on its technical investigation into the impacts of the May 22, 2011, tornado that struck Joplin, Mo. The final report includes clarifications and supplemental text suggested by organizations … Continue reading

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Glass TEXpo™ 2014 Opens Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the first day of Glass TEXpo™ 2014. The twelfth Glass TEXpo will bring cutting-edge products, networking opportunities, educational seminars and more in one location Following is an overview of the event schedule: Thursday, April 10 8:30 a.m. – … Continue reading

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AEC Announces New Vice Chairman and Four New Extruder Directors

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) held its annual election of officers and directors at the 65th Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference on March 19 in Coral Gables, Fla. Richard A. Merluzzi, CEO of Pennex Aluminum Co. in Wellsville, Pa., was … Continue reading

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