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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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Exhibitors Enjoying Upbeat Tone at Metalcon 2014

The positive vibes from the AIA and GlassBuild conventions earlier this year have made their way to Metalcon—the largest international event in the metal construction industry for metal construction products, technologies and solutions—this week in Denver, Colo. C.R. Laurence sales … Continue reading

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Spending in Nonresidential Construction Cools Off in August

Nonresidential construction spending saw a dip in August, according to recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Nonresidential construction spending shrank 1.2 percent on a monthly basis in August, though it has still managed to expand 6 percent year-over-year. … Continue reading

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EEOC Files Suit Against Oran Safety Glass for Alleged Pregnancy Discrimination

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit against Oran Safety Glass Inc. this week, alleging that the manufacturer violated federal law when it fired a female employee because she was pregnant. According to the EEOC’s complaint, Nicole … Continue reading

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Construction Employment in Metro Areas Expands Over Year, Gains Remain Uneven

Construction employment expanded in 220 metropolitan areas, declined in 73 and was flat in 46 between August 2013 and August 2014, according to the Associated General Contractors of America’s analysis of recent federal employment data. Association officials added that construction … Continue reading

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Protective Glazing Council International Merges with GANA – Why it’s Important

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The Protective Glazing Council International (PGC) and the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) protective glazing committee will soon be one, as the groups are merging. GANA’s technical director Urmilla Sowell, who also serves as the president of PGC, made … Continue reading

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EFCO Announces Several Promotions, Additions

Monett, Mo.-based EFCO Corporation, a manufacturer of architectural aluminum window, curtainwall, storefront and entrance systems, announced two promotions and four additions to its manufacturing department. Ben Seaton was promoted to second shift production manager, where he will be responsible for … Continue reading

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Birch Point Consulting’s Culp Wins Week 4 of Pick’em Challenge

Dr. Thomas Culp, owner of Birch Point Consulting, located in La Crosse, Wis., was the Week 4 winner of the USGlass Pro Football Pick’em Challenge. He picked 10 of 13 games correctly. Culp went into Monday night in a three-way … Continue reading

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Reed Construction Data Rebrands as CMD

Construction information provider Reed Construction Data announced it is rebranding itself as CMD, a nod to the company’s original name, Construction Market Data. The new brand, which includes an updated logo and website, “emphasizes CMD’s commitment to its core business … Continue reading

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