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Construction Employment Increases, Remains Below Peak Levels

Construction employment expanded in 175 metro areas, declined in 106 and was stagnant in 58 between February 2013 and February 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association … Continue reading

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Apogee Reports 97-Percent Increase in Operating Income for Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter

Apogee Enterprises Inc. reported that its fiscal 2014 fourth-quarter revenues totaled $214.4 million, up 19 percent from the previous year, and its operating income of $12.1 million is up 97 percent. For the full fiscal year, the company reported revenues … Continue reading

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AAMA Forms Sustainability Steering Committee

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) board of directors recently voted unanimously to establish a sustainability steering committee. It will oversee the various AAMA committees and task groups involved in establishing standard practices that lead to product sustainability, from component development to structural integrity. “This decision reflects the … Continue reading

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Holly Biller Named to Women’s Leadership and Networking Council

Holly Biller, vice president of digital media services for Key Communications Inc., publisher of USGlass magazine, has been named to the prestigious American Business Media’s (ABM) Women’s Leadership and Networking Council. Biller has been with Key Communications for 19 years, … Continue reading

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NIST Calls for Performance-Based Standards for Tornado-Resistant Building Design

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the final report on its technical investigation into the impacts of the May 22, 2011, tornado that struck Joplin, Mo. The final report includes clarifications and supplemental text suggested by organizations … Continue reading

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Glass TEXpo™ 2014 Opens Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the first day of Glass TEXpo™ 2014. The twelfth Glass TEXpo will bring cutting-edge products, networking opportunities, educational seminars and more in one location Following is an overview of the event schedule: Thursday, April 10 8:30 a.m. – … Continue reading

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AEC Announces New Vice Chairman and Four New Extruder Directors

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) held its annual election of officers and directors at the 65th Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference on March 19 in Coral Gables, Fla. Richard A. Merluzzi, CEO of Pennex Aluminum Co. in Wellsville, Pa., was … Continue reading

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Three Billion Square Feet of Green Building Space LEED®-Certified

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced yesterday that 3 billion square feet of green construction space has earned LEED® certification around the globe. “This milestone is the result of leaders across our industry making the business and environmental case … Continue reading

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Interest in Doorless Showers Still Lags Following Recession

Fred Daues blames the recession for stunting what had been a growing demand for doorless glass block showers. Daues, the owner of Masonry & Glass Systems Inc. of St. Louis, says his company was doing anywhere from 10 TO 15 … Continue reading

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Dodge Momentum Index Drops Again in March

The Dodge Momentum Index retreated 0.8 percent in March compared to February, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects … Continue reading

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