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October Nonresidential Construction Bounces Back

Nonresidential construction spending rebounded in October, increasing 1 percent on a monthly basis and 4.3 percent year-over-year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Spending for the month totaled $611.8 billion—up from September’s figure, which was revised to $605.8 billion from … Continue reading

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PPG, Pleotint Renew Marketing Alliance for Suntuitive, Solarban

PPG Industries and Pleotint LLC announced they have renewed their agreement to jointly market a commercial window glass system that combines self-tinting Suntuitive glass by Pleotint with PPG’s Solarban low-E glass. “Pleotint and PPG have a proud heritage of innovation,” … Continue reading

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Glaston Books Two FC500 Lines with European Glass Group

Finland-based Glaston Corp. announced it has closed a deal for two of its FC500 lines with European Glass Group. One of the furnaces is the biggest FC500 sold, according to the release, measuring approximately 130 inches by 331 inches. The … Continue reading

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DFI Undergoes Exclusive LEED Points Evaluation

Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) announced it is the first hydrophobic protective coating company to have its products specifically reviewed for compliance in association with USGBC’s LEED rating system. The process is used to confirm how they can contribute in the categories of … Continue reading

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Stage Set for Employment Cost Increase in Construction Industry

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As the U.S. construction industry continues its recovery, the much-discussed labor shortage will continue to change its scope. With that change will also come an increase in pay for workers, according to Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) chief economist … Continue reading

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Glass Expo West™ ’15 Welcomes Access Hardware Supply as an Exhibitor

Access Hardware Supply Inc. is set to exhibit at Glass Expo West™ ’15, a two-day architectural glass event to be held March 19-20, 2015 at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center in Irvine, Calif. Access Hardware Supply of San Leandro, Calif., … Continue reading

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Petersen Aluminum’s Bill Barker Retires

After 27 years in the industry, Bill Barker has retired from Petersen Aluminum Corp., where his past responsibilities included Chicago industrial sales, glass industry sales and management of the company’s stainless steel product line. “I enjoyed my career at Petersen,” … Continue reading

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Study Shows China Surpassing U.S. in Glass Research

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Over the last two centuries, the United States has led the way in glass research. But according to a study, for last decade, the U.S. has played second fiddle to China in that regard. John C. Mauro of Corning Inc.’s science and … Continue reading

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Glass, Window Dealers Near Ferguson, Mo., Provide Update

After months of speculation, late last night it was announced that the grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The announcement was followed by riots, looting and arsonists setting … Continue reading

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Show Floor Expands at Glass Expo West™ ’15 with IrisFilm USA

IrisFilm USA is set to exhibit at Glass Expo West™ ’15, a two-day architectural glass event to be held March 19-20, 2015 at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center in Irvine, Calif. IrisFilm USA of Irvine, Calif., will be displaying window … Continue reading

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