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Nonresidential Numbers ‘Disappointing’ in October Construction Employment Report

Nonresidential construction employment slipped in October, as the sector lost 1,900 jobs on a monthly basis. However the U.S. construction industry as a whole added 12,000 jobs in the month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Meanwhile, September’s … Continue reading

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Bohle AG Takes Over Cutting Wheel Producer Lixon

Bohle AG announced it acquired Ransart, Belgium-based cutting wheel producer Lixon sprl, the second largest supplier of the industry sector in Europe. Negotiations regarding the acquisition of all company assets, including machines, customer data, trademark rights, patents and production goods— … Continue reading

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Glazing a Small Percentage of the Specialty Construction Pie

The “Top 600 Specialty Contractors” list, recently released by ENR, included a breakdown of the top-20 firms in a handful of construction categories—one of which was the glazing and curtainwall sector. The top-20 contract glaziers totaled just under $1.1 billion—less … Continue reading

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Dodge Momentum Index Increases in October

The Dodge Momentum Index regained traction in October, climbing to 125.5 for the month. The Index, which had declined in each of the previous three months, was up 7.6 percent from September’s reading of 116.6, according to Dodge Data & … Continue reading

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C.R. Laurence Named One of LA’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies

For the second year in a row, C.R. Laurence (CRL) was recognized as one of Los Angeles’ 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Los Angeles Business Journal. “Our core elements of providing quality products and unrivaled customer service have … Continue reading

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DFI Implements FuseCube Nano-coating System in Europe

On the heels of glasstec 2014, Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) announced the first FuseCube installation in Europe as a result of a partnership with Mamparas Doccia. According to DFI, the patented protective nano-coating application chamber FuseCube is a fully automated system … Continue reading

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Glass Walls Stand to Honor Disabled Veterans of U.S.

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Fourteen years after being signed into law, the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial was dedicated in October of this year. The completed memorial, located in Washington, D.C., stands as the first such tribute in the nation to specifically honor … Continue reading

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Dixen Named CEO of A+W Software

Mark Thompson, chief executive officer of the Friedman Operating Group, announced Peter Dixen has been named CEO of A+W Software GmbH. Dixen will succeed Dr. Uwe Schmid. “We would like to thank Dr. Schmid for his role in strengthening A+W’s … Continue reading

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Glass Guru Franchise Opens in Peoria, Ariz.

The Glass Guru Franchise Systems Inc. announced the addition of its newest franchise, located in Peoria, Ariz. Jeff Aviles, an American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Installation Masters instructor, is the owner of the franchise. “Having been in the window and … Continue reading

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AAMA to Release New Procedural Guide for Certification of Window Door, Skylight

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is set to release AAMA 103-14a, Procedural Guide for Certification of Window, Door and Skylight Assemblies, on December 1. According to AAMA, the document has been completely re-written and re-formatted to comply with new … Continue reading

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