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  • Standards dominated discussion at the Energy Committee meeting March 27 during Glass Week, hosted by the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan. The 2010 version of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers 90.1, the Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, limits the window to wall ratio to 30 percent, down from 40 percent...
  • Energy and climate change dominated the conversation on the third day of Glass Week at the Paris Las Vegas, hosted by the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan. The conference runs through March 30. During the GANA membership meeting March 27, Keith McCoy, vice president, energy and resources policy, National Association of Manufacturers, Washington, D.C., provided an update on...
  • Some important industry code and standard changes are underway, according to presenters during a joint meeting for the Insulating Division of the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., and the Technical Services Committee of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario. The meeting was held March 26 at the IGMA Annual Conference and GANA Glass Week conference. The...
  • Construction employment in 49 states and the District of Columbia declined between February 2009 and February 2010 according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. As construction job losses extend into their third year, the new data highlights the need to expand the Build America Bond program, trade group officials noted....
  • “With the health care bill mostly behind us, cap and trade is coming back to the forefront,” said Bill Yanek, executive vice president of the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan, during the Flat Glass Manufacturing Division meeting, March 25, at the Paris Las Vegas Resort. The meeting kicked off GANA’s Glass Week conference that runs through March 30.Nationally,...
  • The Thermal Stress Committee of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario, is soliciting information about thermal stress breaks in the field. The committee created a thermal stress field service inspection form that industry representatives can submit, providing information about thermal breaks in the field. All submissions remain anonymous and will be used to create a library...
  • Technical presentations occupied the second day of the Annual Conference for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario. The conference, held at Paris Las Vegas, began March 23 and runs through March 26. Helen Sanders, vice president, technical business development, Sage Electrochromics Inc., Faribault, Minn., presented a snapshot of the overall glazing market, a look at...
  • The solar energy glass manufacturing operations of Tamglass Glass Processing, a subsidiary of Glaston Corp., Finland, will cease in Akaa, Finland, and the entire 15-person staff  will be made redundant by the end of March, according to a March 25 release.The factory in Akaa has manufactured mirrors for solar energy production as a service activity on behalf of one customer. Tamglass...
  • A week of glass industry conferences kicked off March 23 at the Paris Las Vegas with the start of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario, Annual Conference. The IGMA conference runs through March 26, coinciding with the Topeka, Kan.-based Glass Association of North America’s Glass Week meeting, running March 25-30, and BEC Conference, March 27-29. Visit GlassMagazine....
  • President Obama today signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the health care bill passed by the Senate on Christmas Eve and by the House late on Sunday [March 21] night. The impact on construction will depend in part on whether a package of changes to the Senate bill that the House passed separately on Sunday becomes law. The Senate is debating those changes now. The Act...
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  • 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...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
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