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  • A business trip from New Jersey to Minnesota ended in the deaths of six casino and construction executives after their corporate jet crashed while preparing to land, killing everyone aboard.Federal investigators were to return to the scene Friday to inspect the wreckage of the Raytheon Hawker 800 and search for clues about why it went down.The plane was carrying eight people - two pilots and six...
  •  Diamond Glass Inc., which was acquired by Ohio-based Belron US on June 30, is cutting 165 local jobs and moving its headquarters from its Kingston location to Belron US corporate headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, according to an Aug. 1 CitizensVoice.com report.Spokeswoman Jenny Cain said a total of 110 jobs would be eliminated and absorbed by the 1,600 employees at Belron US headquarters. She...
  • Four members spoke at the Regulatory Affairs and Marketing Committee meeting on the third day of the National Fenestration Rating Council's Summer Meeting July 30 in Chicago. Bipin Shah, president, WinBuild Inc., Fairfax, Va., talked about NFRC’s international activities. “NFRC’s activities in the international arena are designed to foster an open exchange of...
  • An update to AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440-08, NAFS – North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights is now available for electronic download from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, according to a July 28 AAMA e-News.
  • The west branch of Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. in Redding, Calif., will offer custom column cover fabrication service, according to a July 31 company release. Customers can order square, elliptical, and conical column covers. Material and finish options include: flourocarbon painted aluminum, anodized aluminum, stainless steel, and aluminum composite material.The service adds efficiency...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., released GANA Glass Informational Bulletins, Volume One, according to a July 31 release. The document, a compilation of GANA's first 20 Glass Informational Bulletins, includes an updated version of the Designing Considerations for Laminated Glazing Applications GIB not previously released.GANA published its first GIB in 2000 and is working on...
  • Wishaw teenager Aidan Millar plunged to his death when he clambered onto a roof and fell through a skylight.The popular 18-year-old was killed following the accident at Girvan Swimming Pool just after midnight last Monday, July 21, according to a July 30 icLanarkshire report.
  • Solar power and windows coupled together are perfect technologies for generating energy. Recently, Japanese manufacturer Nihon Telecommunication Systems has come up with a way to maximize on this partnership. The company is preparing to release a solar windowpane that has integrated photovoltaic cells that will have the ability to provide power to a computer and also charge your cell, according...
  • Officials of Glaxis, Pittsburgh, announced July 30 that the technology provider recently certified Quest Software, Saint Johns, Mich., to offer parts availability and ordering technology in the latest version of its point-of-sale software for auto glass repair and replacement retailers. “We are very happy to certify Quest Software to offer ordering through Glaxis technology,”...
  • The technical subcommittees meeting continued on the third day of the National Fenestration Rating Council's Summer Meeting July 30 in Chicago, starting with the Attachment Subcommittee. Five task groups presented their reports: Storm Window, Dynamic Attachments for Swinging Doors, Exterior Attachments, Interior Attachments, and Storm Door and Storm Panels.Other than the task group chairs,...
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