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  • Turkey exported glass and glass products worth $887 million in the first 10 months of this year, as compared with $681 million in the same period in 2007, according to a Dec. 1 report from Turkey’s State Statistics Institute. Turkish imports of the same types of commodities in the January to October period this year were worth $521 million, as against $508 million in the corresponding...
  • Butterfly wings could be used to develop new self-cleaning windows, scientists said.French researchers have developed a technique for replicating the microscopic surface of the insects' wings, which repel water and dirt.
  • Construction spending fell 1.2 percent from September to October, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.07 trillion, the Census Bureau reported today. However, Census bumped up its estimates for September and August by more than $20 billion (2 percent) each, enough to improve the estimate for third-quarter gross domestic product. Private residential spending in October was down 3.5...
  • The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., and the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., have entered into a groundbreaking initiative in which the organizations will work together to re-purpose GANA's Fabrication, Erection and Glazing Hours Manual for online training to be offered exclusively on MyGlassClass.com. In addition to supplementing the content already available on the NGA...
  • The producer price index for finished goods had a record single-month drop in October: 2.6 percent, not seasonally adjusted (-2.8 percent, seasonally adjusted), the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Tuesday, although the index still rose 3.7 percent over 12 months. The PPI for inputs to construction industries, which is a weighted average of materials used in every type of...
  • Officials at the Vietnam Glass Association, or Vieglass, has asked the Vietnamese prime minister to increase Vietnam’s import duty on construction glass to 20 percent from the current 5 percent, according to a Nov. 21 report from Vietnamese News Agency. “[Vieglass] said that domestically-produced glass is losing market share to glass imported from ASEAN [Association of Southeast Asian...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., has released the AAMA 503-08, a voluntary specification for field testing of newly installed storefronts, curtain walls and sloped glazing systems, according to a Nov. 25 AAMA release. The recently revised specification, titled Voluntary Specification for Field Testing of Newly Installed Storefronts, Curtain Walls and...
  • On Nov. 14, 2008, the American Subcontractors Association and ASA of Colorado filed an amicus curiae, or “friend of the court,” brief urging the Colorado Court of Appeals to reject a design-build contractor’s contention that it should be able to shift liability for its design errors to faultless subcontractors, according to a Nov. 25 ASA release. ASA and ASAC tapped ASA’s...
  • U.S. demand for windows and doors is forecast to rise 2.8 percent annually to $40billion in 2012, a deceleration from the 2002-2007 pace, according to Windows & Doors, a new Freedonia study. Demand gains will be restrained by a subdued outlook for residential construction, which constitutes the largest market for windows and doors. While the U.S. housing market is projected to post a modest...
  • While other trade shows might be struggling, the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, organized by the U.S. Green Building Council, Nov. 19-21, in Boston was bursting at the seams. With more than 25,000 attendees crowding the aisles of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the show provided evidence that demand for green is “real,” as one window manufacturer noted....
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  • The National Glass Association named Paul Bush as the volunteer leader of the NGA Advocacy Committee. Bush, director, quality and technical services, Vitro Architectural Glass, also serves as chair on the National Fenestration Rating Council board of directors, and as first vice president of the Glass Materials Council at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association.    “Paul is...
  • The National Glass Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Haring as vice president of business development. Haring will be responsible for identifying and executing new opportunities to further the association’s mission. He will work closely with staff in the areas of the education, publications, events, membership and advocacy to develop strategic initiatives to grow...
  • On Sept. 17, the Office of the United States Trade Representative released a list of approximately $200-billion worth of Chinese imports that will be subject to additional tariffs. The action comes at the direction of President Trump and will take effect on Sept. 24, beginning at 10 percent and increasing to 25 percent on Jan. 1, 2019. The list of more than 5,700 products includes float glass and...