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Economics and Safety Highlight AAMA Conference

“Those of you who think regulation is going to disappear [under President Trump]–it ain’t gonna happen.” That was the message from Dr. Jim Doti, president at Chapman University, who presented the economic forecast at the meeting of the American Architectural … Continue reading

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ABC: Nonresidential Economic Performance “a Tale of Two Sectors”

Improved performance of the U.S. economy during the third quarter of 2016 gave way to a weaker period of growth in the fourth, according to analysis of U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis data by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Real … Continue reading

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Glass Imports, Exports Go Different Directions in October

The U.S. increased its imports and decreased its exports of flat glass in October, according to USGNN.com’s™ analysis of U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) data. Exports of goods in the “glass-plate, sheet, etc.” category totaled $114 million for the month, … Continue reading

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Industry-Relevant Employment and Construction Numbers on the Up

The glass and glazing industry appears to be in good economic shape as the year nears its end, according to USGNN.com™ analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and U.S. Census Bureau data. Employment Nonresidential specialty trade contractors, which includes … Continue reading

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Construction Economy Continues Up, But Not Without Challenges

Is construction gaining or waning? That was the question industry economists addressed last week in a spring economic forecast webinar hosted by CMD Group. In terms of the overall U.S. economy, American Institute of Architects (AIA) chief economist Kermit Baker­ … Continue reading

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