Before we leave 2018 behind and welcome the New Year, let’s take a look back at USGNN™’s most heavily trafficked stories of the year.
The biggest news story of 2018 was Arconic’s announcement in July that it is seeking a new owner for its Building and Construction Systems (BCS) business, which includes Kawneer Co. Inc.
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®, part of CRH’s Americas Products Division, acquired privately-held SIGCO LLC on July 6, 2018. SIGCO is an architectural glass and metal fabricator based in Westbrook, Maine. SIGCO continued operating as SIGCO, a CRH Company, led by Dave McElhinny and the rest of the existing management team.
During the installation of a curtainwall panel at 149 East 125th Street in New York on June 25, 2018, a Jekko mini crane rolled over and fell off the fourth floor of the East Harlem building onto the street below. Two workers were injured in the incident.
The Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is working with manufacturers to bring a “super window” to market that is at least twice as insulating as 99 percent of the windows for sale today, potentially saving billions in wasted energy.
At the end of 2017, a federal appeals court ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to revise its lead-paint standards within 90 days and write new rules within a year. The 2-1 decision by the San Francisco-based Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit came in response to environmental groups demanding that the EPA act upon a rulemaking petition it granted several years ago.
More Top Stories
- Owners of Arlington Glass Manipulators Accused of Stealing $1.2 Million from Customers
- Glazier Certification One Step Closer to Reality
- EFCO Plans $15 Million Expansion of Monett Facility
- CIT Upholds Department of Commerce’s Chinese Curtainwall Scope Ruling
- Eiffel Tower Gets Security Upgrade with Bullet-Resistant Glass Wall