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  • Seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment fell for the seventh straight month in July by 51,000, bringing the 12-month change to -67,000, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Friday [Aug. 1]. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 5.7 percent from 5.5 percent in June and 4.7 percent in July 2007. Construction employment fell to 7,175,000, down 22,000...
  •  Asahi Glass Co., Asia's largest glassmaker, said first-half profit fell 9 percent as demand waned from builders and carmakers and without the benefit a one-time gain earned the previous year, according to a Bloomberg.com report Aug. 5.
  • APG International, Glassboro, N.J., will be closed Aug. 5 to honor the memories of Marc Rosenberg and Alan Barnett who died in a plane crash July 31, according to an Aug. 4 company release.Rosenberg, 52, chief operating officer, and Barnett, 42, assistant project manager, will be memorialized in separate ceremonies on Tuesday. They were among the eight killed when a chartered plane they were...
  • 'Heritage Solar Slate' is a newly released, leading-edge product from PV Systems, the UK's longest established photovoltaic company. Solar Slate embodies the usual benefits of solar, but overcomes some of the obstacles met by traditional installations, according to a July 31 Buildingtalk.com report. 
  • Cinzia Schiatti became president of the board of directors of Gimav, the association of Italian manufacturers and suppliers of machinery, accessories and special products for glass processing, according to an Aug.1 Gimav release. Schiatti worked as sales manager for 23 years for a company founded by her grandfather, Elia Schiatti, that manufactures machinery for flat glass processing. "The...
  • Uzbekistan produced 2.66 million square metres of 2-mm-thick window glass in the first quarter of this year, a year-on-year increase of 19.9 percent, according to a July 25 report from Uzbekistan’s State Statistics Committee.
  • A business trip from New Jersey to Minnesota ended in the deaths of six casino and construction executives after their corporate jet crashed while preparing to land, killing everyone aboard.Federal investigators were to return to the scene Friday to inspect the wreckage of the Raytheon Hawker 800 and search for clues about why it went down.The plane was carrying eight people - two pilots and six...
  • Four members spoke at the Regulatory Affairs and Marketing Committee meeting on the third day of the National Fenestration Rating Council's Summer Meeting July 30 in Chicago. Bipin Shah, president, WinBuild Inc., Fairfax, Va., talked about NFRC’s international activities. “NFRC’s activities in the international arena are designed to foster an open exchange of...
  • An update to AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440-08, NAFS – North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights is now available for electronic download from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, according to a July 28 AAMA e-News.
  • The west branch of Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. in Redding, Calif., will offer custom column cover fabrication service, according to a July 31 company release. Customers can order square, elliptical, and conical column covers. Material and finish options include: flourocarbon painted aluminum, anodized aluminum, stainless steel, and aluminum composite material.The service adds efficiency...
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  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...