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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association opened registration for the AAMA 81st Annual Conference, to be held Feb. 19-22, 2018 in Orlando, Florida, at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. This is the first-ever conference AAMA is hosting with the association’s new Monday through Thursday schedule, so those registering may wish to double-check their travel dates before confirming...
  • Demand for commercial construction projects remains steady, according to the new report, “Q4 USG Corporation+U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index.” With data compiled by Dodge Data & Analytics, the research reported that 79 percent of contractors reported a stable or increased backlog, with a 5 percent jump in those reporting an increased backlog quarter-over-quarter. The...
  • Washington Glass Association appointed Patricia Hernandez as vice president.Hernandez is the Northwest regional sales manager for Vetrotech Saint-Gobain North America. Her territory includes Washington, Oregon, Montana, northern Idaho, Alaska and Western Canada. She has more than 25 years of experience in the building materials industry and is active in numerous architectural and professional...
  • The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America Boards of Directors have each appointed three representatives to serve on an Integration Task Force to oversee and advise the Boards on transition and integration matters.    The Representatives are: NGA Michael Albert, S. Albert Glass Co.     Angelo Rivera, Faour Glass Technologies Nicole...
  • 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...
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Association of Women in Construction recently renewed their alliance to continue promoting safe and healthful working conditions for female construction workers. The five-year alliance will focus on hazards of particular concern to women in the construction industry, including personal protective equipment selection,...
  • The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration will continue accepting 2016 OSHA Form 300A data through the Injury Tracking Application until midnight on Dec. 31, 2017. OSHA will only enforce action against those employers who submit their reports after the Dec. 31, 2017 final entry date, rather than the original Dec. 15, 2017 deadline. Starting...
  • Construction began on Azerfloat’s new float glass line and production facility, located in Sumgait, Azerbaijan. Horn Glass Industries, a German-based company, is constructing the line, which will produce almost 275 tons of coated float glass daily. Company officials say the facility will bring about 600 new jobs to the area.
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association opened registration for its 81st Annual Conference at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The conference will run from Feb. 19-22, 2018. Following the Annual Conference, from Feb. 22-23, AAMA will hold its Southeast Region Winter Meeting. Early-bird registration for both events is available until January 26, and spouses...
  • A new study from Dodge Data & Analytics, published in the Safety Management in the Construction Industry 2017 SmartMarket Report, and conducted in partnership with the Center for Construction Research and Training, reveals the engagement with and impact of two critical trends for improving construction safety—technologies used on jobsites, and the practice of Prevention through Design. The...
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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...