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This month we’re taking a look back at two industry events that offered the glass industry news, education and information. First, learn more about Fenetech’s Glass Processing Automation Days Conference, which took place in New Orleans. We’ll also look back … Continue reading

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Plenty of Optimism in Associated General Contractors of America Construction Industry Outlook Survey

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With varying degrees of optimism, leading economic experts in the construction industry have come to a general consensus that this year will be better than last. According to one survey, many working within the industry feel the same. At the … Continue reading

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Guardian Issues Price Increase

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Guardian Industries issued a letter to customers recently informing them of a price increase to take effect May 19, 2014. The company implemented a similar price increase last November. Several products are listed in the letter, signed by Bill Widmann, … Continue reading

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Court Denies Dlubak’s Motion to Convert; Grants Committee Authority to Pursue Affiliated Entities

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Following hearings held on April 4, 2014, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania entered an Order denying Frank Dlubak’s Motion to Convert from a Chapter 11 to Chapter 7 bankruptcy case. In conjunction, the Court also … Continue reading

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Despite Weather, Construction Industry Making Best of Start to 2014

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Construction economists don’t always see eye-to-eye, and that’s okay, according to Bernard Markstein, chief economist for Reed Construction Data. “We seem to agree on most things, but not everything …we’re economists. That’s what we do,” he says. But during a … Continue reading

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Industry, Unions Grapple with OSHA Silica Rulemaking

Courtney Little spoke to BEC Conference attendees in March about OSHA’s proposed silica rule.

Stakeholders in the glass industry continue to assess the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposal to reduce the permissible exposure limit (PEL) of crystalline silica, the public comment period for which recently ended. The argument behind the proposed rulemaking … Continue reading

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Exhibitors Report Positive Feedback on China Glass 2014

EDTM reported it saw a good flow of booth traffic during the China Glass Expo.

Glass industry companies from around the world have been in China this week, taking part in the 25th China Glass Expo. The event, which concludes April 17, is taking place at the ShanghaiNewInternationalExpoCenter. Exhibitors have been showcasing their latest glass … Continue reading

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Glass Shop Manager Reflects on Boston Bombing: Past and Present

The Hub Glass crew worked on Boylston Street in the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Hub Glass general manager Randy Ibbitson and his crew, based in Somerville, Mass., were among the first workers allowed on the site of the Boston Marathon bombing in its immediate aftermath. They were tasked with swiftly boarding up a nearby … Continue reading

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Why Western Window Systems is No Longer Making its Own IG

It’s a question many window companies struggle with: make or buy your insulating glass? There are pros and cons associated with each technique. Western Window Systems, based in Phoenix, announced last week that it will no longer be manufacturing insulating … Continue reading

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Kolbe’s Keith Koenig Promoted to VP of Manufacturing

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Kolbe and Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. promoted Keith Koenig to vice president of manufacturing and added him as the newest member of the company’s executive leadership team. In his new role, he will oversee operations of Kolbe’s manufacturing facilities in Wausau, Wis. During his 27 years of millwork … Continue reading

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