September 11, 2007 | Vol 2, Num 37
e-glass weekly, your weekly source for industry news and financial data
Special report: GlassBuild America
GlassBuild America breaks records at opening
CMA debate highlights Glazing Executives Forum
IGMA grows in the international market
News to know
'Business as Usual' byword at Efco Corp.
More top stories
Product spotlight
Glazing tape
Nonresidential construction stays strong in July
Business headlines
Of the following, what is the biggest difference between the exhibitors at this year's GlassBuild America and last year's Las Vegas show?
More international
Smaller residential representation
More new product introductions
More market segments represented

Last week's poll results:
Do you think the merging of strong residential players with strong commercial players will become more common in the industry?

62.96%: Yes


8.33%:Not sure

News to know

More top stories

OSHA cites Glasswall with 26 safety violations
Officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Labor, proposed fines of $67,650 against window manufacturer Glasswall LLC of Miami, according to a Sept. 4 OSHA release read more

Glass roof panels shatter over indoor pool
Three glass skylight panels fell from the roof 10 meters into a pool below in Geelong, Australia, according to an Aug. 31 article from the Geelong Advertiser. About 30 people were in the pool during the accident; no one was injured read more

AGC Flat Glass Europe develops antibacterial glass
Brussels-based AGC Flat Glass Europe, formerly Glaverbel, introduced a flat glass product that kills 99.9 percent of bacteria and stops spread of fungi, according to a Sept. 6 company release. The product is designed for hospital applications read more

Architectural Testing launches blast and security certification program
Architectural Testing Inc. of York, Pa., started a certification program for fenestration products involving blast hazard mitigation, forced entry and ballistics, according to a Sept. 6 release read more

Canada increases required number of apprentices for glazing trade
Canadian lawmakers changed the Trades Qualification and Apprenticeship Act to require more apprentices per journeyman in several trades, including architectural glass and metal, according to a Sept. 4 article from the Daily Commercial News and Construction Record in Markham, Ontario.

The old ratio required one apprentice for every four journeymen in the architectural glass and metal trade, while the new ratio is one-to-one, according to the article read more

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