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Dodge Momentum Index Moves Higher in January

The Dodge Momentum Index rose 2.4 percent in January to 126.4 (2000=100) from its December reading of 123.4. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been … Continue reading

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Glass Expo Pacific Northwest™ ’16 Hotel Reservation Block Now Available

As announced last week, the official dates and location for Glass Expo Pacific Northwest™ (GEPN) ’16 have been set and registration is now open. Taking place June 2-3, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue (suburban Seattle), Wash., the … Continue reading

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MGA Announces Spring Exhibition

The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association (MGA) will hold its 29th annual expo on Wednesday, April 20. The expo will be held at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md., from 3 to 9 p.m. The expo will feature architectural glass and glazing products; … Continue reading

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NACC Aims for Easier Understanding of Glazier Certification

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A glazing certification program is kicking off its second year with more clarity. The North American Contractor Certification Program for Architectural Glass and Metal (NACC) program released its new procedural guide this week, focusing on format and readability. NACC, developed … Continue reading

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BLOG: Substrate Selection – Anodized Aluminum

Editor’s note: Jon Kimberlain, senior application specialist of Dow Corning, is returning to USGNN as a monthly blogger. His blogs will run in Thursdays. “Hello again. After a few years’ hiatus, I am getting back into blogging. The next few … Continue reading

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December Construction Unemployment Rates Improve in 32 States

A mild December helped reduce construction unemployment for the month, according to analysis by Dr. Bernard Markstein of the Associated Builders and Contractors. Not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rates for the country and 32 states were lower than in … Continue reading

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Tubelite Adds South Central Regional Sales Manager

Michelle Musso was appointed as Tubelite Inc.’s sales manager for the South Central region. She will report to vice president of sales and client services, Steve Green. Musso has 13 years of experience, most recently as a regional sales manager … Continue reading

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Boon Edam Receives Visit from U.S. Rep. David E. Price

Lillington, N.C.-based Boon Edam Inc., a security entrances and architectural revolving doors company, hosted U.S. Congressman David E. Price Monday. Price represents the fourth district in North Carolina. He met with the management team before taking a tour of the … Continue reading

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Renovation Mix-up Shows Why Glass Choice Must Be Handled With Care

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A commercial renovation project in Charlottesville, Va., underscores the importance of proper glass selection based on local requirements—particularly in historic jurisdictions. After unveiling a new façade renovation last fall, owners of the Violet Crown Charlottesville theater will replace all of … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Up in Most Metro Areas

More than half of metropolitan areas in the U.S. added construction jobs from December 2014 to December 2015, according to analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Construction employment increased in 190 out of … Continue reading

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