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Window Company Develops Correction for Alcatraz

America’s most famous former correctional facility needed a correction of its own, and a fenestration company came to the rescue. Indow Windows (IW) has created a window solution for Alcatraz that opens up greater public access to the former federal … Continue reading

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Construction Recovery Has Industry Eager to Expedite Talent Pipeline

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The work is back. Now, it’s a matter of finding people to do it. By most accounts, the construction industry has been making steady progress in 2014 in its recovery from the economic downturn of the last decade. But the … Continue reading

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Minnesota Stadium Project Standing Ground on Glass Usage Amid Bird Debate

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Glass is no new foe to birds, but an ongoing construction project that will utilize approximately 200,000 square feet of glass in a migratory area has recently directed much attention to the matter. A new multi-purpose stadium in Minnesota—which will … Continue reading

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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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