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The Bad News is There’s a Great Recession Coming. The Good News? It’s Not til 2030

The next few years should be strong for the glass and fenestration industries, but companies better use that time to prepare for the possibility of a huge economic shock in 2030, according to Alan Beaulieu, the president of ITR Economics, … Continue reading

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GENE ’17 Seminar Spotlight: Glass Industry Economic Update

Is the construction economy beginning to flatten out? What are the hottest segments for the glass and glazing industry? These are just a few of the questions glass research editor Nick St. Denis will answer during a Glass Industry Economic … Continue reading

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ABC Predicts Commercial Construction Slowdown Ahead

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) forecasts a slowdown of growth in U.S. commercial construction in 2017, according to ABC chief economist Anirban Basu. “The U.S. economy continues to expand amid a weak global economy and, despite risks to the construction … Continue reading

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Canada and Construction: What’s Ahead?

The Canadian construction industry looks to bounce back next year after what is projected to be its first setback in growth in seven years. Richard Branch, senior economist at Dodge Data & Analytics, recently gave a presentation on the state of … Continue reading

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Houzz Renovation Barometer Reveals Higher Costs, Longer Timelines

Labor shortages in the home-renovation field continue to be a challenge, according to the 2016 Houzz Renovation Barometer for the third quarter of 2016, which was released this week.  Nearly four in five remodelers and design-build firms reporting moderate to … Continue reading

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