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  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (Sundays 8/7c on ABC) has come to the Washington D.C. metro area to demolish and rebuild two buildings – a community center and a residential home. Serious Materials, the leading energy-saving building materials company in the U.S., has donated its super-insulating SeriousWindows for use in both projects. With input and guidance from the Department of Energy (...
  • Stuart Chambers is to step down as chief executive of Nippon Sheet Glass Co. to spend more time with his family, after a stint of a little more than a year as one of the few foreigners to head a Japanese company.Nippon Sheet Glass, which makes glass used in cars, construction and for the production of electronics, said on Wednesday [Aug. 26] Chairman Katsuji Fujimoto would assume the CEO post...
  • The Obama administration should consider $20 billion in loan guarantees or insurance for small manufacturers cut out of credit markets, a private-industry advisory panel to the U.S. Commerce Department said.The council, 14 executives representing General Dynamics Corp., Nucor Corp. and other companies, said small manufacturers can’t get loans to fund operations or investments. The group...
  • Coastal Glass Distributors, Charleston, S.C., will cease operations, according to an Aug. 25 letter to its customers from company president Jack B. Hoey Jr. The decision to close shop came "after efforts to obtain ongoing financing proved unavailing."For the next few days the company will complete and deliver orders already received; it will not accept orders after close of...
  • Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Co. has begun construction of a high cube, 60,000-square-foot facility at the company’s headquarters’ complex, according to an Aug. 25 release. The facility is being built on recently purchased acreage across the street from CRL headquarters on Vernon Avenue. “This past year has been marked with tremendous growth for CRL," said Donald E...
  • A girl falls 30 feet through a skylight and New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman knows that this is a lucky fall. A 30-foot drop has the potential to cause far more severe injuries then only the broken arm and leg suffered by the 8-year-old. A fall like this can be fatal.This fall highlights the need for building managers and owners to carefully monitor the health and safety procedures...
  • A top labor official said Monday that President Obama and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel have indicated that they will not bring up "card check" legislation until after health care reform is done in Congress.AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Richard Trumka, the expected incoming president of the influential union, pledged during a web chat on the liberal blog firedoglake that...
  • For three years in a row, Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, has been recognized as one of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies in the United States with 19.5 percent sales growth from 2005 to 2008, according to an Aug. 24 Edgetech release. The Inc. 5000 is an extension of Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 500 list.“Savvy trend spotters and those who invest in private companies...
  • President Obama wants to make the United States “the world’s leading exporter of renewable energy,” but in his seven months in office, it is China that has stepped on the gas in an effort to become the dominant player in green energy — especially in solar power, and even in the United States.Chinese companies have already played a leading role in pushing down the price of...
  • Seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment fell in 29 states in July and rose in 21 states and the District of Columbia, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday [Aug. 21]. North Carolina had the largest percentage drop, -0.7 percent; followed by Mississippi, -0.6 percent; Nevada and New Mexico, -0.5 percent each. The largest percentage gains were in D.C., 1.9 percent; Michigan, 1.0...
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...