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Dodge Momentum Index Dips in September

The Dodge Momentum Index fell in September, dropping to 115.8 (2000=100) for the month, down 0.7 percent from August’s reading of 116.6 according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure … Continue reading

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Portal Glass Florida Now in Business

Daniel Zuloaga, who previously served as the president of Portalp, announced the opening of his new company, Portal Glass Florida Inc. (PGF) in Naples, Fla. PGF will specialize in helping the Florida market with its door, window, glass and automatic door … Continue reading

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Obituary: Lou McCumber

Louis “Lou” McCumber, who, along with his wife Karen, owned McCumber’s Glass of Marysville, Calif., passed away September 26.  According to his obituary, for the past 44 years, “Lou had become a respected and accomplished glazier (glass-designer/installer). “In 2001, Lou … Continue reading

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Glaston Announces Nomination Board

Finland-based Glaston Corp. announced its nomination board. According to the company, its nomination board consists of the four largest shareholders registered in Glaston’s shareholders’ register as of the first working day in September in the year concerned. Also included is … Continue reading

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Industry-Related Code Proposals See Mixed Results at ICC Hearings

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The International Code Council’s (ICC) Group C Public Comment Hearings wrapped up in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this past weekend. The hearings, which ran from Wednesday to Saturday, saw the approval and disapproval of a few industry-related code proposals. Code proposal … Continue reading

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Construction Employers Add 16,000 Jobs in September; 230,000 for the Year

The construction sector’s unemployment rate fell to 7 percent, the lowest rate for September in years, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials also reported that construction employers added 16,000 jobs for the … Continue reading

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Niles to Retire from Benson Industries, Aholt to be Promoted

MiTek Industries (MiTek), a Berkshire Hathaway company announced that after 35 years of distinguished leadership, Lou Niles will retire as CEO on January 2, 2015 from Benson Industries. Long-time Benson veteran Joseph Aholt, currently chief operating officer, will be promoted … Continue reading

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Glaston Adds Joe Santelli to Sales Team

Mount Laurel, N.J.-based Glaston North America announced the addition of Joe Santelli as a sales agent to the USA sales team. “Joe brings over 16 years of heat treatment sales experience to Glaston,” says Glaston North America vice president Scott … Continue reading

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Chad Simkins Appointed Pleotint’s New Vice President

Pleotint LLC, a manufacturer of self-tinting dynamic glass, announced the appointment of Chad Simkins as its new vice president. In his new position, Simkins will lead domestic sales and marketing efforts for the company’s Suntuitive glass products and technology. “This … Continue reading

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Bavarian Polymers Expands Manufacturing Capacity

Bavarian Polymers Inc. added three new extrusion lines to its operating extrusion facility. The company also added a material handling system, new compound storage and cooling water supply as part of a recent upgrade. The company’s plant and headquarters office … Continue reading

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