More articles by Ellen Rogers

Construction Industry Employment Up by 6,000; Unemployment Dips 8.2 Percent

Construction employers added 6,000 workers to payrolls in June as the industry’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.2 percent, its lowest June level in six years, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America … Continue reading

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Guardian’s Zoulek Promoted to Oversee Broader Region

Guardian Industries has named Rick Zoulek vice president of flat glass for the Americas. Zoulek, who will oversee all aspects of Guardian’s North and South American flat glass, was most recently vice president of Flat Glass for North America. “Rick’s … Continue reading

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Construction Jobs Up From Year Ago, Sector Still has Ways to Go

Construction firms added jobs in 40 states and the District of Columbia over the past 12 months and in 30 states and D.C. between April and May, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors … Continue reading

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Nonresidential Construction Jobs Decrease in May While Industry as Whole Sees Gains

While the U.S. construction industry gained 6,000 jobs from April to May, nonresidential construction segments lost 500 jobs, according to an employment report by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). “Coming into [Friday’s] release, the nonresidential construction industry was expected … Continue reading

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PPG to Manufacture Starphire® Glass Using Oxy-Fuel Furnace in Fresno

PPG Industries will begin manufacturing Starphire ultra-clear glass using oxy-fuel furnace technology at its float glass plant in Fresno, Calif. The glass was formerly manufactured only at PPG’s central Pennsylvania plant. According to Patrick J. Kenny, PPG director of marketing, … Continue reading

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WDMA Releases 2014 Window & Entry Door U.S. Market Study

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) released the WDMA Window and Entry Door Industry 2014 U.S. Market Study. The report is based on industry input for product shipments in 2013 and was prepared, researched and analyzed by Metrostudy, a … Continue reading

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ICD Introduces CeramiGlass™Frost Etch

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ICD recently introduced CeramiGlass™Frost Etch, a product line it says is designed to meet the growing decorative glass specification needs in the architectural community. According to the company, CeramiGlass™Frost Etch is a100-percent water based ceramic-like coating that simulates the look … Continue reading

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New Backpainted Glass from GlasPro

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GlasPro’s line of backpainted glass products was designed for applications requiring furniture-grade finishes ranging from bright, vibrant colors to subtle tones and hues. Called GlasPro-BP, the company says the line is ideal for wall-cladding, dividers and any other condition in … Continue reading

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CRL Introduces 8B Series Square Base

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C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL) says its new 8B Series Square Base is the industry’s lightest traditional profile base shoe, weighing 30 percent less than its predecessor while upholding all criteria of its other base shoe systems. It is designed … Continue reading

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Firestone Building Products Offers Series 3200 No Return

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Aesthetics were the forefront of Firestone Building Products’ intent when it extended its Una-Clad aluminum plate panel offering to include the Series 3200 No Return (NR). And that shows in the design because the metal isn’t folded over to create … Continue reading

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