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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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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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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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Three New Jersey Glass Businesses Facing Charges of Illegal Practices

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The state of New Jersey recently filed action against three glass businesses for illegal practices. On July 24, the state’s Division of Consumer Affairs filed a nine-count civil complaint against J&L Glass & Construction Corp., Its All Glass Corp. and … Continue reading

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Viracon Sold Out of Glass through April 1, 2015

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Owatonna, Minn.-based glass fabricator Viracon is informing its sales reps it cannot accept any new project bookings that require glass prior to April 1, 2015, USGNN.com™ has recently learned. According to a communication from the company, Viracon’s current lead time … Continue reading

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Court Approves Extension of Post-Confirmation Deadline in Dlubak Bankruptcy Case

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A post-confirmation deadline extension requested by the plan administrator for Dlubak Corp.’s bankruptcy proceedings has been granted. On August 6, the United States Bankruptcy Court of the Western District of Pennsylvania granted the motion of the plan administrator, Lawrence C. … Continue reading

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Aluminum Industry Responding to New Window PCR

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The aluminum industry is challenging a new window Product Category Rule (PCR) developed by the Institute for Environmental Research and Education (IERE). PCRs are the guidelines used to create comparable Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) among products that serve similar functions. … Continue reading

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Dodge Momentum Index Loses Ground in July

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The Dodge Momentum Index erased the gains made over the last two months, falling 4.4 percent in July to 121.4 (2000=100). This marks the index’s first decline in four months, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill … Continue reading

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View the August Newscast for a Look at Acoustical Windows

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While acoustical windows make up a relatively small portion of the fenestration market, they can work wonders in certain applications. Watch the video to learn more about what the products are capable of and how they are tested. Click HERE … Continue reading

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Prognosis Positive for Commercial Market

Economic forecasters cite several positive indicators for the commercial market, among them is the fact that prices in commercial properties are improving as compared to house prices which unfortunately are not improving at the same rate. Additionally, the Architectural Billing … Continue reading

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