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  • Top Glass & Metal FabricatorsAmong the top glass fabricators in the United States and Canada are several companies that also manufacture architectural aluminum products for storefront and curtain-wall applications, using their own proprietary lines and dies. Due to their unique product offerings, they are ranked separately from the Top Glass Fabricators. For information on these companies’...
  • Nonresidential construction to see continued mild growth this year
    Phase A: The data trend is either heading toward a low or is in the early stages of recovery. This is the first positive phase of the business cycle.Phase B: The data trend is accelerating in its ascent, and growth is occurring above year-ago levels. This is the second positive phase of the business cycle.Phase C: A decline is in place. The data trend is decelerating in its ascent or has stopped...
  • Spurred by gains in construction spending and a rebound in housing completions, demand for windows and doors in the United States is forecast to rise 9.3 percent per year over the next several years, according to a new report from The Freedonia Group Inc. Total demand for the nonresidential and residential markets is expected to reach $34.2 billion by 2016, up from $21.2 billion in 2011.The...
  • GlassBuild America attendees say we’re one step closer
    The overall mood at GlassBuild America 2012 was positive, with most agreeing the worst is over and suppliers reporting increased sales over 2011. Still, many remained conservative in their predictions for the coming year.
  • Companies look to employees to help shoulder the burden
    See results of Glass Magazine's "Employer-Sponsored Health Benefits Survey." 
  • Code changes will contribute to increased utilization
    In recent times, the use of low-emissivity glass has trended upward (see attached PDF). Given the upcoming changes to the International Energy Conservation Code and ASHRAE 90.1 regulations, low-E penetration is estimated to go up even more.
  • Next decade to see dramatic growth in global green building
    Since the establishment of the U.S. Green Building Council in 1993 and the United Kingdom-based Building Research Establishment in 1990, many organizations have formed around the world to promote green building. 
  • Congress included about $100 billion for education in the stimulus law last year to cushion the recession’s impact on schools and to help fuel an economic recovery, according to a February article in The New York Times. Even though a small portion of that education money was directly designated for school construction — $100 million for impact aid schools — states have...
  • The Federal Reserve has introduced a generous surge of money in the financial system, but this could result in higher inflation, expected to reappear in 2011 and 2012.See attached PDF for more information.
  • Tight lending standards have the industry in a chokehold, as builders and developers, business owners, and consumers struggle to secure the financing necessary to bankroll construction projects, invest in personnel and equipment, and purchase or remodel homes.
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