More articles by Penny Stacey

Architecture Billings Index Shows Robust Conditions Ahead for Construction Industry

With all geographic regions and building project sectors showing positive conditions, there continues to be a heightened level of demand for design services signaled in the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI). The ABI reflects the approximate nine- to twelve-month lead time … Continue reading

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PPG Joins Green Building Councils in Five Latin American Countries

PPG Industries’ flat glass business announced that it has joined green building councils in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru. All five councils are members of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC). “We are grateful for PPG’s support of our … Continue reading

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Graham Architectural Products Announces Two New Hires

Graham Architectural Products (GAP) has hired Garth Landis as a buyer and Rich Harenberg as an architectural sales representative in the company’s Chicago office. Landis will be responsible for purchasing hardware/MRP items, balances and brake metal. He previously was with … Continue reading

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Construction Starts in September Climb 10 Percent

New construction starts in September advanced 10 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $604.1 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. The increase followed an up-and-down pattern during the previous two months, and brought … Continue reading

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ASTM International Reveals New Brand Identity

ASTM International introduced its new brand identity this week at the fall meetings of the ASTM board of directors in Seoul, South Korea. According to the group, the new branding was designed to better reflect the expanding mission and global … Continue reading

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Halmark Architectural Finishing Corp. Returns to Exhibit at Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15

The Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15 show floor will once again include Halmark Architectural Finishing Corp. as an exhibitor. The two-day architectural glass event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel in Hauppauge, N.Y., on April 23-24, 2015. … Continue reading

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Viracon to Re-Open Utah Facility in January 2015

Viracon announced that it will reopen its St. George, Utah, manufacturing facility in January 2015. Viracon will make $2.2 million in capital improvements to its St. George manufacturing facility prior to opening in January. A significant portion of the investment will … Continue reading

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CGCA to Hold Dinner Meeting on September 17

The Colorado Glazing Contractors Association (CGCA) will hold an educational dinner meeting on Wednesday, September 17. The meeting will begin with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner with a panel of speakers. The panel will include a … Continue reading

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Quanex Reports Third-Quarter 2014 Results; Sees 8.4-Percent Increase in Net Sales

Quanex Building Products Corp. has released its financial results for the third fiscal quarter, which ended on July 31. Net sales for the quarter increased 8.4 percent to $170 million versus $157 million for the same quarter in 2013. “With … Continue reading

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Linetec to Expand with a Third Anodize Line in Wisconsin

Wausau, Wis.-based Linetec, is expanding its capacity and capabilities with a third anodize line. The 120,000-square-foot addition and associated improvements are estimated to cost $15.3 million and add nearly 100 employees. In January 2014, Linetec opened a 30,000-square-foot addition to … Continue reading

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