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Glaz-Tech Provides Louisiana Job Boost with Baton Rouge Expansion

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Tucson, Ariz.-based Glaz-Tech Industries announced it will make a $4 million capital investment with the establishment of a new glass manufacturing facility in Baton Rouge, La., a move the company asserts will create 50 new direct jobs. The facility will … Continue reading

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Construction Backlog Spikes in Second Quarter, Poised to Continue Rise

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) reached an all-time high in the second quarter of 2014. The CBI improved 5.4 percent following a 2.8 percent decline in the first quarter and currently stands at 8.5—up 3.6 … Continue reading

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Pre-Registration Now Open for Glass Expo West™ ’15

Glass Expo West™ ’15 is returning to California, this time in the southern city of Irvine. The two-day event will take place March 19-20, 2015 at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center and will give owners, managers and technicians a chance … Continue reading

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AAMA Releases New Voluntary Specification for PVC Exterior Profiles

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released AAMA 663-14, “Voluntary Specification for In-Process Quality Control Requirements for Applicators of Organic Coatings to Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles.” This specification will establish the minimum requirements for applicators of organic coatings … Continue reading

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National Unemployment Rate Stagnant as Construction Employment Increases

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The national jobless rate was little changed in July at 6.2 percent, 0.1 percent higher than in June. The rate, however, sits 1.1 percentage points lower than in July 2013, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor … Continue reading

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The Riverside Co. Re-Acquires the Dwyer Group

The Dwyer Group, parent company to Glass Doctor, has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Co., a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Riverside … Continue reading

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PPI Report Shows Dip in Flat Glass Prices for July

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Flat glass prices dropped in July, in contrast to how they’ve been trending for most of the year. According to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued today by the U.S. Labor Department, flat glass prices dropped 0.2 percent … Continue reading

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Dow Corning Collaborates With Chinese Authorities to Crack Down On Counterfeiting

Since last November, government authorities across China have made a string of arrests in a counterfeiting crackdown, and in their largest case, law enforcement broke up a ring selling fake Dow Corning silicone sealants across six provinces and one city, … Continue reading

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Pleotint Partners with H Window Company

Pleotint LLC has formed a distribution partnership with Ashland, Wis.-based H Window Company, which will enable H Window to incorporate Pleotint’s Suntuitive glass into its door and window product lines. “We felt that adding a dynamic glass technology would open … Continue reading

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