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  • The new Changi airport in Singapore features many Vitro Architectural Glass products. The design team for Jewel Changi airport in Singapore specified Vitro Architectural Glass products, including Solarban 72 Starphire Ultra-Clear and Solarban 70 solar control, low-emissivity glasses, according to the company. The airport features a multi-faceted glass dome covering 1.7 million square feet of...
  • The National Labor Relations Board fined Fuyao Glass America for firing three employees from its Moraine, Ohio, plant, as reported by the Dayton Daily News. The fine, $120,000, will be paid to both the NLRB and the employees, and settles charges that the company discharged the employees for wanting to unionize. Fuyao responded to Dayton Daily News reporters, denying the charges, and claiming “...
  • GGI will be sharing an expanded offering of specialty glazing solutions at GlassBuild America, held Sept. 17-19, in Atlanta. From decorative glass and fire-rated glazing systems to Ornilux bird protection glass and glass marker boards, the glazing industry, architects and designers will have plenty to explore.The company continues to add new colors to its back-painted glass portfolio, along with...
  • The National Glass Association published its newly updated Engineering Standards Manual. The manual replaces the previous 2008 edition.  The Engineering Standards Manual presents useful test procedures, performance requirements and specifications that will serve manufacturers and engineers in designing new and different products using heat-treated glass. In addition, information about heat...
  • Several optional events will take place at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Fall Conference, Sept. 30-Oct. 3, including a reception at which suppliers can display their products, a World Vision-partnered philanthropic event at a local Title I school and more. Registration is now open for the conference, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines in...
  • Saint-Gobain’s SageGlass won a FacilitiesNet Vision Award in the Exteriors category for its Harmony dynamic glass. The Vision Awards honor innovation and excellence in products that contribute to the efficient and profitable operations and management of institutional and commercial buildings in the U.S. Harmony is a glazing solution that provides precise glare and daylight control...
  • At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $849.6 billion, new construction starts in July advanced two percent from the previous month, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. This marked the third consecutive monthly increase for total construction starts, following gains of 10 percent in May and nine percent in June. Nonresidential building in July settled back four percent, following a 16...
  • Suntuitive supplied more than 32,000 square feet of its dynamic glass to the National Disability Insurance Scheme Headquarters, located in Geelong, Australia. Suntuitive Glass teamed up with Glassworks, an Australian fabricator, to supply the new National Disability Insurance Scheme headquarters in Geelong, Australia. This project features more than 32,000 square feet of Suntuitive...
  • Consolidated Glass Holdings Inc. appointed Peter Varevice as a territory sales manager. In his new role, Varevice will work with the CGH Architectural Division—including J.E. Berkowitz, Dlubak Specialty Glass, Columbia Commercial Building Products, and Solar Seal—to grow key accounts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. “Peter is an excellent addition to CGH’s Architectural Division,” says Bob...
  • William “Bill” Christopher Keen, glass industry veteran and former president and CEO of Tepcoglass, died. His family was with him at his passing.Keen graduated from University of Notre Dame with a degree in civil engineering. He became a professional civil engineer and worked at PPG Industries before moving on to Harmon Contract Glazing. He later joined his brother, Harold “Fred” Keen at Tepco...
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