North Carolina Low-E Building Code Loophole Shot Down by Review Commission

Sep 23rd, 2014

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A temporary rule that allowed North Carolina permit holders to opt-out of using low-E fenestration products in residential construction has been rejected by the North Carolina Rules Review Commission (RRC). The Council recently enacted an emergency rule in the state’s residential building code that allowed builders to use non-low-E glass in areas where it poses [...]

PPI Report Shows 0.7-Percent Increase in Flat Glass Prices in August

Sep 22nd, 2014

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Flat glass prices increased in August, regaining the upward trend they’ve seen for much of the year. According to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued this week by the U.S. Labor Department, flat glass prices jumped 0.7 percent from July to August, after seeing their first decrease since January the month before. The [...]

MMPA Holds Event, Plant Tours in Lancaster, Pa.

Sep 19th, 2014

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Moulding and millwork professionals united for a time of networking, tours and a tradeshow last week in Lancaster, Pa. The event, sponsored by the Moulding and Millwork Producers Association, featured two evenings of information exchange receptions with the latest industry technologies and products from suppliers. Craig Young of TLC Moulding sees the event as important [...]

New OSHA Rule Presses Employers on Reporting Work-Related Injuries

Sep 18th, 2014

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has beefed up its requirements for employers reporting severe injuries. In updating its “Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements,” OSHA enacted a final rule that will require employers to report all work-related in-patient hospitalizations, as well as amputations and losses of an [...]

September Newscast: More Products and News from Las Vegas

Sep 16th, 2014

DWM’s video coverage of GlassBuild America wraps up with our September newscast. View an interview with one door and window manufacturer that continues to grow. Also see hardware, machinery and new door and window systems up close. Click HERE to watch the video on YouTube.

VIDEO: GlassBuild Focuses on Hardware, Extrusions and More

Sep 12th, 2014

Check out DWM and USGlass magazine’s continuing video coverage of GlassBuild America which concluded yesterday. Today we take a look at sliding wall systems, vinyl windows, hardware and other components. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

Pending Patents and Partnerships in Las Vegas

Sep 11th, 2014

Roger Mercure, president of Bromer, shows GlassBuild attendees how the Thick Glass Breaker uses LED lights to align the scores in the thick glass.

Pending Patents Innovation rises to the top at most trade shows – and GlassBuild is no exception. Exhibitors work to make sure everything from their booths is a literal show stopper. So when a product has a “Patent Pending” sign on top of it, attendees take notice. That was the case with Bromer Inc.’s latest [...]

Continuing Coverage of GlassBuild America

Sep 11th, 2014

Today we bring you a look at what glass manufacturers are featuring in Las Vegas. We also asked companies what they think of 2014 so far. Check out today’s video to learn more. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

Video: Equipment and Software on Display in Las Vegas

Sep 10th, 2014

GlassBuild America continues in Las Vegas and today USGlass and Door and Window Market (DWM) magazine editors focus on the latest equipment and software. Find out what new developments may be right for your business. Also learn what exhibitors are excited to ask attendees. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

GlassBuild America 2014 Underway, Companies Report Strong Year

Sep 9th, 2014

Thermal Windows Inc. displayed their sound mitigation windows, used in both residential and commercial construction. Pictured is their Series 826 projected window (with an awning) and their fixed series 850 with an STC value of 40 and 41, respectively.

GlassBuild America kicked off its first day today and exhibitors are beginning to report an improving market since last year.  Fenestration companies in particular are reporting an uptick in sales – as high as 25 percent over last year. “2014 has been very good, an extremely busy year,” says Seth Patterson, commercial sales manager of [...]