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  • On Earth Day, April 22, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his intention to submit legislation to limit glass and steel skyscrapers. (Read Glass Magazine's coverage of the proposal). Many in the glass industry have issued their own responses, including Rao Mulpuri, CEO at View.“I have some thoughts about this as the CEO of View, a technology company that is transforming...
  • On Sunday, President Donald Trump renewed his call for 25 percent tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, including float glass and fabricated glass products. Trump initially announced the tariffs in September, beginning with an immediate 10 percent hike. The tariffs were set to rise to 25 percent in January, but the administration halted the increase due to ongoing trade talks. Trump put the...
  • W&W Glass named Tim Finley of T.Fin Building Solutions as architectural sales representative for Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Iowa and northwestern Wisconsin. Finley will assist architects and glaziers with the design and installation of Pilkington Planar point supported structural glass systems.
  • The NSG Group officially broke ground on its new float glass plant in Troy Township, Ohio, according to reporting in the Blade. The 511,000-square-foot facility, announced last year, will produce glass for the nearby First Solar plant. It will be operational by the end of 2020, and will produce 600 tons of coated glass per day. As cited in the article, the facility represents NSG’s first new U.S...
  • Damarcus Laquan Calloway, an employee of Virginia Glass Products, died in a job-related accident, according to reporting by the Martinsville Bulletin. Calloway is reported to have been fatally crushed by falling plate glass while unloading the material from a truck. The incident will be investigated by two branches of the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, according to reporting.
  • The Glass Guru welcomed the organization’s newest franchise owner, Scott Tatum. Tatum completed his initial franchise training at The Glass Guru’s company headquarters in Roseville, California. Upon his return from training, Tatum is focused on completing the final steps of ramping up his franchise, The Glass Guru of Chattanooga, Tennessee. “What led me to consider The Glass Guru as a business...
  • Featuring glass donated by Guardian Glass for Oscar Tuazon: Water School, the “water window” is framed by sunlight coming through the windows of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University.Photo by Eat Pomegranate PhotographyThe Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University features Guardian Glass on the façade and, now, on the inside as part of...
  • Unelko partnered with ADA Distribuciones to distribute its Invisible Shield Glass Coatings and Dual-Action Repel Cleaning/Coating technologies. ADA Distribuciones has expertise in servicing glass and aluminum manufacturers, decorators, architects and engineers, says the company. "The great demand for high performance, 'easy to clean' protective coatings motivated the partnership, not to mention...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released the "AAMA 2018/2019 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast." This report delivers information about window, door and skylight market trends and product relationships. Historic data for 2010 through 2018 and forecast data for 2019 through 2021 are also included in the report. Forecasts are based on projections of...
  • The new Kinects Tower in Seattle features Vitro's Solarban 60 solar control low-emissivity glass. Photography by Tom KesslerThe new Kinects Tower in Seattle features Vitro Architectural Glass’s Solarban 60 solar control low-emissivity glass in its expansive windows. The 440-foot-tall residential skyscraper, distinguished by three outward-flaring sides, offers unobscured views of Puget...
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