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Aging Workforce Paving Way for Millennials

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Millennials are poised to flood the workforce in the next two decades, and the construction and glazing industries are no exception—in fact, they may be as susceptible to the trend as any. The recession of the last decade saw many … Continue reading

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PPG to Cease Glass Production in Mt. Zion Next Month

PPG Industries’ flat glass business unit will cease glass production at the Mt. Zion, Ill., facility on November 30, 2014. As previously announced, this plant was sold to Fuyao Glass America earlier this year. “While PPG had the option to … Continue reading

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Midwest Wholesale Hardware Announces New Branding

Midwest Wholesale Hardware (MWH) has unveiled new branding, including a new logo. The branding change is part of the company’s continuous focus on providing improved services and communications with their customers, according to the announcement. The new logo is designed … Continue reading

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Dodge Momentum Index Dips in September

The Dodge Momentum Index fell in September, dropping to 115.8 (2000=100) for the month, down 0.7 percent from August’s reading of 116.6 according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure … Continue reading

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Portal Glass Florida Now in Business

Daniel Zuloaga, who previously served as the president of Portalp, announced the opening of his new company, Portal Glass Florida Inc. (PGF) in Naples, Fla. PGF will specialize in helping the Florida market with its door, window, glass and automatic door … Continue reading

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Obituary: Lou McCumber

Louis “Lou” McCumber, who, along with his wife Karen, owned McCumber’s Glass of Marysville, Calif., passed away September 26.  According to his obituary, for the past 44 years, “Lou had become a respected and accomplished glazier (glass-designer/installer). “In 2001, Lou … Continue reading

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Glaston Announces Nomination Board

Finland-based Glaston Corp. announced its nomination board. According to the company, its nomination board consists of the four largest shareholders registered in Glaston’s shareholders’ register as of the first working day in September in the year concerned. Also included is … Continue reading

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Industry-Related Code Proposals See Mixed Results at ICC Hearings

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The International Code Council’s (ICC) Group C Public Comment Hearings wrapped up in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this past weekend. The hearings, which ran from Wednesday to Saturday, saw the approval and disapproval of a few industry-related code proposals. Code proposal … Continue reading

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Construction Employers Add 16,000 Jobs in September; 230,000 for the Year

The construction sector’s unemployment rate fell to 7 percent, the lowest rate for September in years, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials also reported that construction employers added 16,000 jobs for the … Continue reading

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Niles to Retire from Benson Industries, Aholt to be Promoted

MiTek Industries (MiTek), a Berkshire Hathaway company announced that after 35 years of distinguished leadership, Lou Niles will retire as CEO on January 2, 2015 from Benson Industries. Long-time Benson veteran Joseph Aholt, currently chief operating officer, will be promoted … Continue reading

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