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Tariffs dropped, retaliation avoided, but quotas implied

The U.S. government announced it has dropped a 10 percent tariff on Canadian aluminum exported to the U.S. hours before Canada was set to impose retaliatory tariffs on manufactured aluminum U.S. imports, including aluminum windows and door components. But the Americans are threatening to re-impose tariffs retroactively should Canadian aluminum exports exceed unilaterally imposed quotas.

OGMA fall golf tournament cancelled

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic the OGMA have been forced to cancel the fall golf tournament that had been scheduled to take place at the Country Club in Woodbridge.

The Engineer: Gazing into the crystal ball

To say the times have changed is an understatement. The life we are all leading today and our careers in the glazing industry have all been dramatically impacted by the events of the past six months. We’ve adjusted to more working from home, video conferencing, face coverings and even an online version of Top Glass back in July.

Built on air: Window manufacturers and architects capitalizing on the remarkable properties of aerogel

Natural light floods the interior of the new Nunavut Arctic College expansion at the Nunatta campus in Iqaluit, the capital city of Nunavut. To help keep out the Arctic cold, which can dip as low as nearly minus 50 degree Celsius, some of the windows contain a remarkable material called aerogel.
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Creative, compliant solutions with Contraflam and Vetrotech Saint-Gobain

The centerpiece of the Westland Distillery in downtown Seattle isn’t just the single-malt whiskey – it’s the gleaming, colossal copper and stainless steel stills. Due to local regulations a two-hour fire enclosure was required, which didn’t permit the owners to showcase their equipment in the tasting room.

Rather than relegate the stills – which are the largest west of the Mississippi – behind walls, Vetrotech provided panels of Contraflam 120 fire-resistant glass in VDS frames for a solution that would meet fire safety requirements but still allow visitors a free view to the inside of the distillery.

To learn more about Contraflam fire-resistant glazing, visit www.vetrotech.com or call 888-803-9533. » Learn more

GlassTalk episode #13: Bridging the Distancing: Nicole Harris, president and CEO, National Glass Association

Nothing like a major crisis to make everyone remember why industry associations are so important. In this episode, Nicole Harris and Patrick Flannery talk about the crucial role the NGA has played in keeping its members across the U.S.A. informed and connected to critical resources during the pandemic, including calling state governments to explain why float glass plants can’t just be shut down. » Listen now...

GlassBuild Connect

Date: Date: Sept. 1 - 30, 2020 » Learn More

Marketplace by WinDoor

Date: Nov. 18 - 19, 2020 » Learn More