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Three Economists Offer Construction Outlook for 2014, Beyond

Excerpt of an article from SmartBrief: Bernard Markstein, chief economist at Reed Construction Data, Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America and … Continue Reading

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AAMA Updates Testing Options within Flashing Specification

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) published an updated standard for flashing. AAMA 712-14, “Voluntary Specification for Mechanically Attached Flexible Flashing” establishes minimum performance criteria … Continue Reading

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Grand Rapids Business Journal Recognizes Vos-Graham as One of 50 Most Influential Women

Linda J. Vos-Graham, president of Vos Glass Inc. in Grand Rapids, Mich., was named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan by … Continue Reading

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Metropolitan Glass Receives 2013 Circle of Safety Award; Hires West

Pinnacol Assurance awarded its 2013 Circle of Safety award to Metropolitan Glass. The company is one of fifty recipients to receive this award out of … Continue Reading

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Accura Systems Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Accura Systems Inc. celebrated its 25th anniversary in March. The company was founded in March 1989 and has grown from two employees to more than … Continue Reading

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ASA Recognizes Haley-Greer for Excellence in Ethics

The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) presented its 2013 Excellence in Ethics Awards to 10 construction subcontractors that achieve “the highest standards of internal and external … Continue Reading

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Creating a Safer Workplace

Excerpt of an article from Occupational Health & Safety: As 2013 comes to a close, insurance and federal regulatory agencies are sure to be compiling … Continue Reading

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Skylights Highlight AIA Convention

It’s designed to track and capture sunlight, lower overall energy consumption and be environmentally-friendly all at once. One of several intricate light systems on display … Continue Reading

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Sliding Glass Door Systems Taking Off at AIA

Reaching the perfect balance between enjoying the natural beauty of the outdoors and the preferred comforts of the indoors has long been the desire of … Continue Reading

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BEC Attendees Learn about Curtainwall Tariffs During Tuesday Session

When asked in which presentations on the agenda for this years’s Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference they were most interested, a number of attendees, without … Continue Reading

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