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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 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...
  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...