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Construction Spending Gets Big Boost in July

Nonresidential construction spending expanded strongly in July, growing 2.5 percent on a monthly basis and spiking 8.6 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Spending for the month totaled $617.8 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized … Continue reading

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WDMA Market Study Projects Strong Growth for U.S Architectural Door Market

The architectural door market is poised for strong growth in 2015, according to a recently released study from the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). The Architectural Door 2014 U.S. Market Study—prepared, researched and analyzed by Metrostudy and the Virginia … Continue reading

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Technoform Expands North American Market Team

Technoform Glass Insulation (TGI) expanded its North American market team with a new representative, Laura Woods. Woods has more than 20 years of business development experience across multiple industries. She has an undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and a … Continue reading

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glasstec to Feature Expanded Program in Ancillary Segment

In addition to product presentations by the more than 1,150 exhibitors, glasstec 2014, will feature a wide-ranging ancillary program geared toward the sectors of mechanical engineering, manufacturing, crafts, architecture/construction, window/façade and solar. The international trade fair for glass production, processing … Continue reading

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Metalcon Slated for October 1-3 in Denver

Metalcon, an annual international event offering education and product exhibits focused on the use of metal in construction, will be held October 1-3 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Experts from 275 exhibiting companies will share their knowledge of … Continue reading

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Şişecam Increases Net Profit by 83 Percent in First Half of Year

Şişecam Group, a global manufacturer of flat glass and other glass products based in Turkey, announced $1.6 billion consolidated net sales for the first half of 2014. It increased its net profit by 83 percent in that span, reaching $136 … Continue reading

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PPG Helps Angels’ Place With Energy Saving Solution

PPG Industries donated approximately $8,000 worth of glass to Pittsburgh-based Angels’ Place to enable the installation of 142 new energy-efficient windows at its Swissvale facility. John Arch, president of Angels’ Place board of directors, said his fellow directors and staff … Continue reading

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Survey Shows Labor Shortages as Construction Employment Expands

As construction employment expands in many parts of the country, many firms are having a hard time finding enough qualified workers, according to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). A survey conducted by SmartBrief, in partnership with AGC, found … Continue reading

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Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15 Slated for Next April

Glass Expo Northeast™ (GENE) ’15, an architectural glass and metal industry event featuring the latest industry trends and services, will once again return to Long Island (Hauppauge), N.Y., April 23-24, 2015. GENE ’15 brings industry suppliers, dealers and other attendees … Continue reading

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