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  • Tenants who paid as much as $3 million to live in a luxury building in Manhattan are being told to stay off their balconies. Fifth Avenue in Midtown is a prime location, with luxury high-rises and amenities. But at the building located at 325 Fifth, which is 42-stories tall, a black mesh and plywood surround the balconies.
  • Dan Martinson joined the Fargo Glass and Paint Company as a part-time employee while earning his accounting degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead in the 1980s.Two decades later Martinson, who grew up on a farm near Gary, Minn., is president of the 92-year-old Fargo-based distribution company.“During my 21 years here, I’ve found it to be a great company to work for,”...
  • Builders covet LEED certification — it stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design — as a way to gain tax credits, attract tenants, charge premium rents and project an image of environmental responsibility. But the gap between design and construction, which LEED certifies, and how some buildings actually perform led the program last week to announce that it would begin...
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario, announced its Technical Publication TM-3100-09, Voluntary Guidelines for the Identification of Visual Obstructions in the Air Space of Insulating Glass Units. The publication provides advisory guidelines to assist in achieving long-term performance of sealed insulating glass units. These guidelines are intended for use by those who...
  • Investigators say a pane of glass that crashed onto a downtown street from a building under construction may have been cracked or an object could have flown into it.Kevin Griffiths, the city's chief building official, said the glass had been installed near the top of the Sky Tower building, an office and residential development, about two weeks ago.
  • The Glass Doctor of Beaufort County franchise owned by Phil Boatwright is now open and ready to “fix your panes!”Glass Doctor of Beaufort County offers mobile residential, automotive, and commercial glass services to Hilton Head, Ridgeland and the surrounding area. The showroom and shop is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 24-hour emergency service is available.“...
  • Officials of small businesses, asserting that the government has repeatedly failed to meet its obligation to set aside work for them, are demanding that the Obama administration dramatically increase federal contracts awarded to their firms.Federal law requires that the government set aside 23 percent of its contracts to small businesses. But small businesses in fiscal 2008 received 21.5 percent...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., announced today that the energy portion of the GANA Fall Conference, the @Glassnational Energy Seminars sponsored by Solar Glazing Magazine, will be broadcast live on GANA’s website.  The program features presentations by John Lewis of NFRC discussing the Component Modeling Approach (CMA) Program, Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson...
  • Sejal Architectural Glass Ltd., [India] one of the leading players in architectural glass solutions, today commenced operations in its newly set up Rs 588-crore float glass manufacturing plant here [Jhagadiya]. "This is India's first ever plant, which meets international standards. With the start of this venture, we expect the division to contribute 90 per cent to the company's topline...
  • Truseal Technologies Inc., Solon, Ohio, a Quanex Building Products Corp. company, announced an expanded cooperation agreement between Besten Equipment Co., Solon, and Billco Manufacturing, Zelienople, Pa., for sourcing Besten spacer processing equipment and other glass handling machinery needs, according to an Aug. 27 company release.“This relationship will take advantage of the combined...
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