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  • Latter half of year could see slight contraction
    Source: Institute for Trend Research,Concord, N.H.Compiled by Katy Devlin“The United States is making positive economic headway,” says Jeff Dietrich, senior analyst for ITR Economics. All 10 major benchmarks of macroeconomic activity are currently in the recovery or growth phases, according to the ITR Trends 10 report, which measures the current status of these benchmarks as they move through the...
  • Construction to grow in 2014, despite challenging market conditions
    In the face of strong economic headwinds, total U.S. construction is expected to continue its slow climb in 2014. The sector is projected to grow 9 percent to $555.3 billion during the year, up from 2013’s 5 percent year-over-year gain to $508 billion, according to the 2014 Dodge Construction Outlook from McGraw Hill Construction. “We see 2014 as another year of measured expansion for the...
  • *From December 15, 2013, to press time, January, 14, 2014.
    Guardian Names New President of Global Flat GlassKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., assuming full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit. Baird succeeds Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons. Most recently, Baird was president and CEO of SRG Global Inc. A Guardian company, SRG Global is one of the world’s...
  • The basics: The 18-story, 390,000-square-foot Rise at Northgate mixed-use residential property serving Texas A&M University students in College Station, Texas, features 1,000 energy efficient commercial aluminum windows and patio doors.In order to meet hard deadlines for the start of a new school year, the design team required fast, efficient installation of all the building products,...
  • What are you doing to keep your best employees?
    Commercial Glen Greenberg, president, Elmont Glass Co.“In this topsy-turvy world where people change employers as often as they change their underwear, it’s very important for employers to create a great working environment. Besides the proper pay and atmosphere, you must create a feeling of support and encouragement, while at the same time giving enough independence to let people do their...
  • Factors to consider, beyond price, when making a purchase
    For glass truck suppliers, the most popular questions from customers seem to be, “When will I get my truck?” and “How much will it cost?” But with constantly evolving truck and van designs, changing transportation rules and varying needs from one glass shop to the next, the question should be, “Which truck is right for me?”When considering a truck purchase, ask yourself: What do I need my glass...
  • Editor’s note: This article is the last in a three-part series on the subject of protecting and managing cash flow. Read part one from October 2013 Glass Magazine and part two from November 2013 Glass Magazine.One challenge of owning a business is that you can spend a lot of time and resources doing the “right things” and still end up in financial trouble. For example, clients with spotless...
  • *From October 15, 2013 to press time, November 6, 2013
    Apogee Acquires Alumicor Ltd.Apogee Enterprises, Inc. has acquired Alumicor Ltd., the Toronto-based fabricator of aluminum frames for window, storefront, entrance and curtain-wall products for the Canadian commercial construction market. The transaction is valued at approximately $52 million. Alumicor will be the seventh stand-alone business in the Apogee portfolio, which also includes Viracon,...
  • After bottoming out in 2012, U.S. demand for flat glass sees increase
    Source: Freedonia GroupImprovements in the architectural and automotive industries will lead to an increase in demand and production of flat glass in the United States for the next four years, according to the High Performance Flat Glass industry study from the Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm. The 300-page report is available for purchase from Freedonia Group...
  • Constructing or retrofitting with security glass for school safety
    After the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., last December, much thought has been given to providing a more secure school environment. While natural disasters are a more likely threat to schools, schools should be prepared for the potential threat of intruder attacks. Targeted violence in schools is unpredictable, yet quite possible (since 1992, there have been more than...
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