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  • Solar technology and design took center stage at the Glasstec trade fair Oct. 24-28 at the Düsseldorf fairgrounds in Germany. More than 54,000 visitors from 84 countries had opportunities to learn about product developments from 26 exhibitors that brought new solar technologies to the show, and to attend about 20 seminars dedicated to energy-saving products and architecture...
  • While Finland’s Kyro Corp. reported gains in net sales and operating profits in the first half of 2006, numbers for its Glaston Technologies business sit slightly lower than the same period last year, company executives reported during a news conference Oct. 25 held in conjunction with the Glasstec trade fair in Germany last week...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association of Schaumburg, Ill., is working to expand its product certification program, increasing options for commercial and architectural product manufacturers. Members were updated on those efforts, as well as AAMA’s new blast certification program at its fall meeting Oct. 15-18 in Las Vegas...
  • The 19th edition of the Glasstec International Trade Fair opened its doors today, welcoming exhibitors from almost 50 countries to a show that occupies nine halls at the Düsseldorf fairgrounds in Germany...
  • Glass companies will get a break from high energy prices this winter. Both diesel fuel and natural gas prices will be lower than last winter, according to predictions from Short-Term Energy and Winter Fuels Outlook that the Energy Information Administration released Oct. 11...
  • Manufacturers of curtain walls and architectural glass can celebrate the New Year early. Economists who spoke at the Reed Construction Forecast in Washington, D.C., Oct. 11, expect nonresidential construction to continue its boom throughout 2007...
  • At the start of the month, fabricators saw their energy surcharges from most glass manufacturers edge up from $1,250 in the third quarter to reach $1,300. The natural gas portion of the surcharge remained at $900, while the diesel surcharge rose from $350 to $400...
  • Q&A with William O’Keeffe
    In a series of e-glass weekly articles on wired glass in schools, architects said budget issues become an issue for school districts wanting to make the switch from wired glass to fire- and impact-resistant alternatives...

  • The structural committee for the International Code Council of Falls Church, Va., disapproved a set of proposed amendments backed by the America’s Glass Association of Placerville, Calif., that would have toughened the hardware and glass requirements for frameless shower doors...

  • The value of construction put in place rose to $1.2 trillion in August, up 0.3 percent compared to July, and 4.4 percent over August 2005, according to an Oct. 2 report from the U.S. Census Bureau...
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  • The National Glass Association, Vienna, Virginia, and the Glass Association of North America are now one, united voice representing the flat glass and glazing industry. The associations embarked on the combination quest in spring 2017 with the NGA and GANA memberships voting to approve the deal in less than a year. The newly combined association will be known as the National Glass Association; a...
  • The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America have taken the next step to finalizing the combination, resulting in a new, larger, more financially sound association. Following unanimous approval by both boards of directors to combine the associations, the members now vote to ratify, according to a joint press release. 
  • Glass Magazine’s 2017 top headlines reflect an industry experiencing strong demand and market confidence, while facing capacity challenges made worse through supply disruptions. During the year, the North American industry witnessed unexpected production stoppages at three float glass lines throughout the year. Other main stories included business expansions, with announcements of major capital...