With the spire now installed on Tower One of the World Trade Center (WTC), construction progress is nearing completion. The spire brings the tower to its full height, 1,776 feet, and makes the structure the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Portland, Ore.-based Benson Industries currently is installing the glazing on the upper portion of the tower. According to Jeff Heymann of Benson’s New York offices, the company’s scope began at level 200 and goes [Read Full Story]
The ASTM document C1503 - Standard Specification for Silvered Flat Glass Mirror, developed by the ASTM C14.08 committee, has been reapproved. The Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) mirror division has been very involved over the years with the development of ASTM documents.
"GANA's mirror division was instrumental in first developing ASTM C1503, and we recently reviewed and agreed to re-publish the standard," says Mandy Marxen, GANA mirror division chair and vice president of marketing for [Read Full Story]
The tornados that struck Moore, Okla., earlier this week brought to the forefront a myth that involves glass. According to Valerie Block, senior marketing specialist with DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions, some people believe you should open the windows if you hear a tornado because it will equalize air pressure, potentially saving a roof or home from destruction. This is not true, she explains. Just as in the event of a hurricane, open windows increase internal [Read Full Story]
Moore, Okla., a suburb of Oklahoma City, was left devastated and essentially rubble after a tornado pounded its way across the town yesterday afternoon. The area has been declared a major disaster area by President Obama. The death toll, initially cited as 51 and expected to climb to as many as 91 people, with more than 200 injured, was later revised by the Oklahoma chief medical examiner to 24 dead and more than 120 injured, [Read Full Story]
The Committee of Unsecured Creditors appointed in the bankruptcy case of Trainor Glass has begun to settle a few of its recently filed preferential payment claims to obtain funds paid to a number of industry companies and others in the 90 days before Trainor filed for Chapter 11 last March.
Among these, the committee has reached a settlement with Dorma Glass Inc. by which Dorma will return $8,500 to the Trainor estate, according to court documents; [Read Full Story]
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