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CBI Dips Slightly in Final Quarter of 2014

The Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) declined 1 percent, or 0.1 months, in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The backlog, however, ended the year at 8.7 months, still 4.4 percent higher than one year … Continue reading

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Chemetall Acquires All Shares of Shanghai Joint Venture

Chemetall, a business unit of Albemarle Corporation, has completed the acquisition of all shares of its Shanghai Chemetall joint venture and is now the entity’s sole owner. “We are committed to expanding our presence in China with one voice to … Continue reading

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NFRC Spring 2015 Ballot Cycle to Close Thursday

The Spring 2015 ballot cycle for the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) will close on Thursday, February 26. The seven ballots may be reviewed on the NFRC website, but only NFRC members in good standing are permitted to vote. Ballot … Continue reading

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Show Floor Expands at Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15 with Mainstreet Computers Inc.

Mainstreet Computers Inc. is set to exhibit at Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15, a two-day architectural glass event to be held April 23-24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel in Hauppauge, N.Y. Mainstreet Computers Inc. of Belleville, Mich., will … Continue reading

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Anticipated Window PCR Available for Review

Two new Window Product Category Rules (PCRs) developed by a handful of industry associations are now available for review and public comment. Monday, the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) announced the release of a draft of the PCRs, which are … Continue reading

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Last Chance to Book Hotel Room at Discounted Rate for Glass Expo West™ ’15

Glass Expo West™ ’15 will be held March 19-20 at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center in the southern California city of Irvine. Co-sponsored by USGlass, Door & Window Market (DWM) and Window Film magazines, the event offers attendees the chance … Continue reading

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Global Security Glazing Names Chad Snyder Security Products Manager

Consolidated Glass Holdings company Global Security Glazing, a manufacturer of security, custom architectural and glazing solutions, has named Chad Snyder its security products manager. Snyder will lead the sales effort for Global with a focus on the sales and product … Continue reading

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Tim McCleery to Lead LaCantina’s Customer Service

LaCantina Doors hired Tim McCleery as a new customer service manager. With more than 20 years of experience in the high-end window and door industry, McCleery joins LaCantina with a background in engineering, design and division management in customer service, … Continue reading

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Intuitive Innovations Appoints Chuck Kuchinick Vice President

Grandville, Mich.-based Intuitive Innovations LLC, a sister company of Pleotint and Advanced Architectural Products, announced the appointment of Chuck Kuchinick as vice president. In his new position, Kuchinick will lead sales efforts for the company, which specializes in selling and … Continue reading

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Vos Glass Nominated for Top Women-Owned Business

Linda J. Vos-Graham, president of Vos Glass, was nominated this year for the Grand Rapids Business Journal’s Top Women-Owned Business Award. Vos-Graham, who operates her full services glass company in West Michigan, won the award in 2013. She will be … Continue reading

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