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Prognosis Positive for Commercial Market

Economic forecasters cite several positive indicators for the commercial market, among them is the fact that prices in commercial properties are improving as compared to house prices which unfortunately are not improving at the same rate. Additionally, the Architectural Billing … Continue reading

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EFCO Receives Safety Excellence Award

EFCO Corporation recently received the Missouri Association of Manufacturer’s Safety Excellence Award in the large business category. The award was presented to the company’s vice president of operations Doug Dieleman and safety manager Brad Anderson at the Missouri Association of … Continue reading

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Mid-Year Housing Report: Regional Differences Still Exist and Employment Plays Key Role

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How is the housing recovery faring? Well it depends on where you live as major discrepancies still exist in different markets. Slow income growth is also prohibiting home purchases, while “part of the slow recovery has to do with slow … Continue reading

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GAMCO Corporation to Exhibit at Glass Expo Northeast™ 2015

GAMCO Corporation is set to exhibit at the Glass Expo Northeast™ 2015 show, a two-day architectural glass event to be held April 23-24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel in Hauppauge, N.Y. GAMCO, based out of Flushing, N.Y., … Continue reading

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Wausau Appoints Lori Schock Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Lori Schock has been named Wausau Window and Wall Systems’ vice president of sales and marketing. Schock, who brings more than 20 years of management experience, most recently served as general manager of Hilti North America’s East Great Lakes and Steel … Continue reading

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PPG Launches Updated GlassNET Site

PPG Industries’ flat glass business launched a fully redesigned and updated version of its online order entry, inventory review and shipment tracking system for its clear, tinted and coated glass products. The site, called GlassNET, now features a more colorful … Continue reading

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Window Companies Utilize 3D Printing Technology

Crystal Windows' 3-D printer, shown with a finished prototype model in place, has been successfully utilized for the past three years.

While 3D printing has been around since the 1980s, the process has been getting more common in recent years, particularly in the architectural industry. Some window companies, including Crystal Window and Door Systems, are using this technology to their advantage. … Continue reading

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Construction Employment, Private Spending Surges as Public Investment Shrinks

The construction industry added 22,000 jobs in July but suffered a pullback in spending in June, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Construction employment totaled 6,041,000 in July, the highest total since May 2009, while … Continue reading

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Greco to Install Railing Systems for the Hub at Madison

Greco Aluminum Railings, a manufacturer of fully welded aluminum railings, will install the railing systems for the newest luxury housing and retail building in Madison, Wis.—the Hub at Madison. Chicago-based Antunovich Associate Architects will design the 500,000-square-foot structure, which will … Continue reading

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PPG Awards More Than $340,000 through National Merit Scholarship Program

The PPG Industries Foundation is sponsoring more than $340,000 worth of undergraduate college scholarships for U.S. students in communities where PPG Industries operates. The program, through the National Merit Scholarship Corp., will include 54 new four-year scholarships, according to a … Continue reading

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