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Construction Firms Cautiously Optimistic Headed into New Year

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There’s plenty of building to be done in 2016, and construction firms throughout the United States are prepared to grow the sector’s workforce to meet the demand. According to survey results from the Associated General Contractors’ (AGC) annual industry hiring … Continue reading

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Fatality at Canadian Supplier Unlikely to be Work Related

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A death at a Canadian glass and architectural aluminum supplier Monday is likely medically-related, according to police. A male, whose name and age have yet to be released, died at Inland Glass and Aluminum (IGA) in Kamloops, British Columbia. According … Continue reading

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Carly Fiorina Talks Deregulation in Call with Industry Coalition

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Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina wants small businesses in this country to survive and thrive. “You guys are the job creators of our nation,” Fiorina told a coalition of building sector associations during a recent presidential teleforum. “Our economy depends on you.” … Continue reading

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Edwin Berkowitz Passes Away

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Edwin J. Berkowitz, chairperson of JE Berkowitz and son of company founder Jacob E. Berkowitz, passed away Friday, January 8. Berkowitz went to the University of Pennsylvania–where he met his wife Barbara–to study economics before finishing his education at Temple. … Continue reading

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EPA’s Energy Star Has Eye on Storm Glazing

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program is working on a product specification for exterior and interior storm panels. The panels, also referred to as storm windows, are being specified more frequently in multifamily buildings in hurricane-prone regions. … Continue reading

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Mr. Go-Glass Sold to Joy Companies

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Well-known, full-service glass company Mr. Go-Glass has been sold to The Joy Companies, the holding company for BF Joy LLC, a veteran-owned small business based in Hyattsville, Md. BF Joy specializes in the installation, maintenance and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure. … Continue reading

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Novum to Pay $3 Million for Improper Use of Foreign Materials on Federally Funded Projects

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A Wisconsin-based contractor will pay $3 million to resolve its liability arising from improper use of foreign materials on federally funded construction projects. Glass enclosure specialist Novum Structures violated contractual provisions that apply domestic preference statutes, recognized as “Buy American” … Continue reading

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Cost Curve: A Look at Price Trends of Glass and Construction Materials

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In the post-recession construction recovery, each major building material has been uniquely affected. Materials primary to the glazing industry have fared differently than others. In a recent construction forecast webinar hosted by CMD Group, Associated General Contractors of America chief economist … Continue reading

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DOJ, DOL Bolster Efforts to Punish Workplace Safety Violators

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Over the past two years, workplace safety has been scrutinized, not only in the glazing and construction industries, but across all workplace sectors. The federal government’s Departments of Justice and Labor recently put an even tighter microscope on the issue. … Continue reading

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Happy New Year: A Look Back at the Top Stories of 2015

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With 2015 coming to a close this week, USGNN.com™ is again taking a look back at the top headlines of the past year. Listed below are our most-read stories on the web over the past 12 months. Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® Acquires C.R. … Continue reading

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