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Despite Weather, Construction Industry Making Best of Start to 2014

Construction economists don’t always see eye-to-eye, and that’s okay, according to Bernard Markstein, chief economist for Reed Construction Data. “We seem to agree on most things, but not everything …we’re economists. That’s what we do,” he says. But during a … Continue reading

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Wagner Names David Chermak Accounting Manager

The Wagner Companies appointed David Chermak accounting manager. In that role, Chermak will be responsible for financial reporting and will oversee the business’s accounting department. Chermak joins Wagner having spent 11 years as an accounting professional with corporations such as … Continue reading

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Quality Metalcrafts Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Quality Metalcrafts, a Rogers, Minn.-based architectural metal products manufacturer, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The company, which offers the Americlad line, also has sales and manufacturing operations in Houston. It produces composite wall panels, aluminum plate wall panels, column covers, … Continue reading

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Industry, Unions Grapple with OSHA Silica Rulemaking

Courtney Little spoke to BEC Conference attendees in March about OSHA’s proposed silica rule.

Stakeholders in the glass industry continue to assess the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposal to reduce the permissible exposure limit (PEL) of crystalline silica, the public comment period for which recently ended. The argument behind the proposed rulemaking … Continue reading

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More from China Glass: Deron Patterson Gives First-Hand Report

Deron Patterson, international sales manager, flat glass international, for PPG Industries, traveled to China recently to take part in the China Glass Expo, which took place in Shanghai. “The Shanghai glass show has been very informative and busy at our … Continue reading

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Registration Now Open for AAMA National Summer Conference

Registration is now available for the AAMA National Summer Conference. The event will be held June 1-4, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis in Indianapolis. Anyone interested may register by Wednesday, May 14 to receive the discounted early bird rate … Continue reading

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Glass Sales Contribute to PPG’s Record First-Quarter

In its first-quarter results, PPG Industries reported its glass segment saw net sales increase from last year. According to the report, net sales were up 4 percent from last year, totaling $266 million for the quarter. That $10 million boost, … Continue reading

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Exhibitors Report Positive Feedback on China Glass 2014

EDTM reported it saw a good flow of booth traffic during the China Glass Expo.

Glass industry companies from around the world have been in China this week, taking part in the 25th China Glass Expo. The event, which concludes April 17, is taking place at the ShanghaiNewInternationalExpoCenter. Exhibitors have been showcasing their latest glass … Continue reading

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Saint-Gobain to Construct New North American Headquarters in Pennsylvania

Global building materials manufacturer Saint-Gobain signed a long-term lease on a 65-acre campus in Malvem, Pa., where it will build a new headquarters in preparation for expansion in North America. The new headquarters will serve both Saint-Gobain and its North … Continue reading

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glasstec Registrations for 2014 Exhibitor ‘On Par’ with Previous Event

The level of participation in this year’s upcoming glasstec exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany shouldn’t be a concern when the event kicks off October 21, as registration numbers are projected to be “on par” with the previous event in 2012. “We’re … Continue reading

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