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Survey Shows Correlation Between Worker Shortage, Training Pipeline

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As the words “worker shortage” have become louder and louder amid the discussion of the construction industry’s apparent recovery, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has pushed for a more proactive approach in reinvigorating the pipeline of young talent. … Continue reading

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Contributions from Construction Industry Tint Red this Election Cycle

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Citizens throughout the United States are taking to the polls today for the 2014 midterm elections, and the construction industry is keeping its collective eye on the results. Among those interested are the industry’s top contributors to candidates, parties and … Continue reading

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NAHB: Housing Demand Soon To Surpass Supply

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Very good things are on the way for the residential glass industry, but they may take longer than initially expected to arrive. During the National Association of Homebuilders’ (NAHB) recent webinar, Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s analytics, offered a holistic … Continue reading

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Mild Storm Season “Best Time to Get Prepared”

Tropical storm Hannah, which formed and dissipated near the end of October, was the eighth named storm of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. According to the National Hurricane Center, on average, the eighth storm is typically named by September 24, … Continue reading

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Enclos, Harmon Flip Spots on ENR Top-20 Firm List

Engineering News-Record (ENR) released its “Top 600 Specialty Contractors” list this past week, and with it, ENR’s top-20 list of firms in glazing and curtainwall. All 20 firms combined had a revenue of just under $1.1 billion in 2013, with the … Continue reading

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Momentive Completes Balance Sheet, Emerges from Chapter 11

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Waterford, N.Y.-based silicone manufacturer Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (MPM) announced that it has emerged from Chapter 11 and completed its restructuring plan. According to court documents, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York entered an order … Continue reading

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Canada Approaching Deadline for Public Review Period for Code Changes

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The national public review and comment period for proposed changes to the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) will close Friday. The fall 2014 review period, which is exploring proposed changes to the National Building Code of Canada … Continue reading

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View’s Tinianov Could Provide Industry Representation on USGBC Board Pending Vote

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will wrap up voting for the 2015 USGBC Board of Directors Friday, and one member of the glass industry hopes to make the cut. Brandon Tinianov, senior director of business development at dynamic glass … Continue reading

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A Look Back at glasstec 2014

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This year glasstec provided the worldwide glass industry with many new developments and technologies. Exhibitors were also excited with the show this year and optimistic about the future. Continue reading

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Finding Meaning in Green

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The term “green” has different meanings to different people. We took to Greenbuild 2014 to find out what green components glass and fenestration industry-related companies have to offer, as well as what attendees think “green” means to them. Continue reading

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