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NFRC Plays Key Role Performance, Efficiency of Commercial Construction

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Fenestration consumes 32 percent of primary energy in nonresidential buildings. With that in mind, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is one organization that is involved with helping those in the building industry comply with the ever-evolving and continuously stringent … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Gains ‘Remain Modest and Sporadic’

Construction employment expanded in 215 metro areas, declined in 80 and was stagnant in 44 between June 2013 and June 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America.  Association officials … Continue reading

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CCBP Adds Bob Taylor to Sales Staff

Architectural glass and aluminum manufacturer/fabricator Columbia Commercial Building Products (CCBP) announced the addition of Bob Taylor to its sales staff. Taylor, who brings more than 40 years of glass industry experience, comes to CCBP to cover the Dallas-Ft. Worth, North … Continue reading

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Firestone Building Products Prescott Plant Celebrates Two Safety Milestones

Firestone Building Products Company LLC announced its Prescott, Ark., manufacturing facility received a Million Work Hour Award from the Arkansas Department of Labor (ADOL). The award is presented to plants that complete one million work hours without a lost day … Continue reading

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Glass Guru Expands to El Paso

The Glass Guru announced its newest franchise location in the Southwest, as the company has expanded to the El Paso, Texas market. The company now has 86 locations throughout the country. “There’s no place like El Paso, where the great … Continue reading

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Salem FGM adds Four to Sales Team

Salem Flat Glass and Mirror announced it has added Doug Jackson, Joe Cota, Dio Guerra and Wayne Rush to its sales team. The group collectively brings more than 90 years of experience to the company. Jackson, who will cover the … Continue reading

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GDP Rebounds in Second Quarter with 4 Percent Increase

Nonresidential fixed investment expanded 5.5 percent and residential fixed investment expanded 7.5 percent during the second quarter of 2014, according to a July 30 release by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Overall, real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 4 percent … Continue reading

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Heritage Glass a Breath of Fresh Air for Kingsport

Heritage Glass CEO Chris Cording (left) and president Eric Kerney (right).

Kingsport, Tenn., had a handful of glass industry veterans chomping at the bit to get back to doing what they do best. In May, it happened. Chris Cording and Eric Kerney, who combine for well over half a century of … Continue reading

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Study Shows Green Building in Canada Gaining on U.S.

The U.S. Green Building Council reported in May that the United States holds the biggest share of green building practices in the world per square meters of LEED space. However, the current runner-up—Canada—is apparently picking up steam. The Canada Green … Continue reading

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Glass Expo West™ 2015 Set for Next March

USGlass magazine will host Glass Expo West™ 2015 next spring in the Southern California city of Irvine, near the major hubs of Los Angeles and Anaheim, less than an hour’s drive from San Diego and an hour’s flight from most … Continue reading

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