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  • Officials at the National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., and Efco Corp. announced that NFRC has issued the first label certificate under the new Component Modeling Approach program to the Monett, Mo.-based commercial window and door company, according to an April 14 release.Efco, a Pella company, pulled the first certificate in March for 5600 2¼ Curtain Wall supplied to...
  • The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday [April 13] bestowed landmark status on the Springs Mills Building, a tower clad in green glass at 104 West 40th St., just west of Avenue of the Americas, which was built in 1963 and named for a pillowcase maker.The building is the eighth mid-century Modernist building given the status in the last seven years, said Elisabeth de Bourbon,...
  • The Veterans Glass City Skyway is going green. Solar panels will be placed within the highway, to power the lighting system on the bridge. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur was with ODOT and UT officials to announce the $1.5 million project dubbed Ohio's first solar highway. Kaptur says the project is a great investment, according to an April 13 FoxToledo.com report
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it is on target to implement the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule on April 22. The agency announced last week it expects more than 125,000 renovation and remodeling contractors to be trained in lead-safe work practices by the effective date for the rule requiring such training. The calls to delay implementation of the new rules have...
  • Glaston Corp.'s annual general meeting was held April 13 in Helsinki. The meeting approved the financial statements and  consolidated financial statements for 2009 and released the board of directors and the president and CEO from liability for the accounting period Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2009, according to an April 13 release.          ...
  • Prices for numerous construction materials have risen recently. The national average retail price of on-highway diesel fuel hit a 17-month high of $3.07 per gallon Monday [April 12], up 84 cents (38 percent) from a year ago, the Energy Information Administration reported. The agency “projected annual average retail diesel fuel prices … at $2.95 and $3.12 per gallon in 2010 and 2011,...
  • The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., will present the next Webinar in its educational Webinar series, How to Effectively Resolve Customer Objections (Saying "No") in Your Business, at 1 p.m. (EST) May 4. The Webinar, presented by ContactPoint, will show how to take closing ratios from 37 percent to more than 80 percent. When customers say "no" to buying...
  • Construction Industry Scientist Larry Carbary will present, “Comparisons of Thermal Performance and Energy Consumption of Facades Used in Commercial Buildings” at the Building Enclosure Science & Technology Conference: A New Design Paradigm for Energy Efficient Buildings, April 12-14, at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Ore., according to an April 12 release...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., held the 2010 Southeast Region Spring Meeting March 30-31 in San Antonio, Texas, according to an April 9 release. The meeting drew attendees from a variety of companies and geographic locations and brought together industry experts to provide information and education on important issues.Scott Norville, professor of...
  • On March 4, 2010, Senators Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Mark Pryor of Arkansas introduced legislation to create the Building Star program, which would offer incentives and rebates for energy efficiency improvements to commercial buildings. The creators of the bill argue that it would create 150,000 jobs with $6 billion in federal investment, and leverage $2–$3 in private funding for every...
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  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...