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  “Today, July 1, 2015, the fine state of Indiana becomes what some people in the anti-union movement are referring to as a ‘free state.’ This is in reference to the fact that as of today, Indiana’s ‘prevailing wage’ laws … Continue reading




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Millennials Giving Major Boost to Multifamily Construction

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The focus of the U.S. housing market might be shifting in a big way: from owning single-family homes to renting multi-family units, according to the annual State of the Nation’s Housing report from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. Millennials are … Continue reading




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CRL Completes Expansion of U.S. Aluminum Texas Headquarters






C.R. Laurence has completed the expansion of its U.S. Aluminum division headquartered in Waxahachie, Texas. According to the company, “the renovated facility will enhance production and distribution processes resulting in greater stock inventories, reduced lead times, and improved customer support.” … Continue reading




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Spohn Joins Greco Architectural Team






Aluminum and glass railings manufacturer Greco Aluminum Railings named Spohn Associates Inc. to represent its full product line of architectural railings in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. “Greco is rapidly expanding in the United States and continues to bring on strategic … Continue reading




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AAMA Hands Out Seven Scholarships






For the 15th consecutive year, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has awarded scholarships to children of employees of AAMA member companies who are pursuing degrees in engineering or technical fields related to the building-products industries. The scholarship winners were … Continue reading




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TGP’s Fire-Rated Video Corner to Kick Off in July






Technical Glass Products (TGP) will be sponsoring the USGlassmag.com Fire-Rated Video Corner, a three-month video series of specialized glass coverage starting this month. To view the first video installment, visit the site in July and continue to check back for … Continue reading




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New Organization Aims to Rate Window Attachments

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The newly launched Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC), which is part of the Window Covering Manufacturers Association, seeks to start a rating, labeling and certification program for energy efficiency in window attachments such as blinds, shades, shutters, drapes, awnings and … Continue reading




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Metro Area Construction Employment Gains Slow in May






Construction employment continues to increase in most metropolitan areas, but the number of gainers has decreased to the lowest level since April 2013, according to analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Recently release federal data shows employment … Continue reading




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Ohio Gratings’ Bartley Brothers Receive Corporate College Smart 50 Award






David Bartley II and John Bartley, principals of Canton, Ohio-based Ohio Gratings Inc., received the 2015 Northeast Ohio Smart 50 Award. The awards are presented by Corporate College, a division of Cuyahoga Community College, through a partnership with Smart Business … Continue reading




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VEKA’s Peilert Honored by Ernst & Young






VEKA North America president and CEO Joe Peilert was recently named Ernst & Young’s Manufacturing Entrepreneur of the Year for western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. In his comments during the EY Entrepreneur of the Year gala, Peilert stressed the importance … Continue reading




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