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  • The amount of construction work funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA, popularly called the stimulus legislation) varies greatly by state and program. Two weeks ago, I spoke on successive days to state transportation officials in Colorado, New Mexico and Maine. They said they had awarded contracts covering 69 percent, 80 percent and 100 percent of their respective DOT...
  • A group of Midwestern Democrats is pushing for tariffs on products from countries that don't limit greenhouse gas emissions, a controversial step that the legislators say is needed to help American manufacturers survive expected emissions restrictions here.The Democrats say the measure would level the playing field for U.S. factories, which will likely face increased energy costs due to global...
  • Chris Dolan is director of commercial glass markets at Guardian Industries. Guardian is one of the top players in the manufacture of float architectural and fabricated glass.Q: What can you tell us that will help put the array of Low-E glass choices into an understandable framework?Guardian: We organize our products into Commercial and Residential lines: the SunGuard® and ClimaGuard®...
  • A man has died after a sheet of glass fell on him while he was working at a building supplies warehouse in Derby. Emergency services were called to the Build Center on Ascot Drive in the city after the glass fell on the man.
  • New-home construction unexpectedly declined last month, despite continued improvement in the market for single-family homes, according to government data released Tuesday [Aug. 18], according to an Aug. 18 article in The Washington Post.Privately-owned housing starts in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 581,000. This is 1.0 percent (±8.5 percent) below the revised June...
  • A panel of experts in decorative glass will provide a comprehensive overview of the business benefits of designed glass, review new products and applications in the field, and offer their insights into the latest trends in design during a seminar at GlassBuild America in Atlanta.Read the full release.
  • Sejal Architectural Glass Ltd. has announced that the board of directors of the company at its meeting held on Aug. 17, 2009, has accorded their approval to the issue of 50,00,000 warrants to promoters / promoters group shareholders on preferential basis in terms of Section 81(1A) of the Companies Act 1956 subject to approval of the Shareholders at the Annual General Meeting.The allottees include...
  • A factory with the capacity to produce 5,000 tonnes of glass per day is due to be built in the first quarter of 2010, in Luanda, by the Lee E. Nsumbo company, the company’s chief executive, Abílio Cabral said Thursday [Aug. 13].Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, Abílio Cabral added that the factory unit, to be built in the Viana municipality, would produce clear, mirrored...
  • Critics of the Dems' carbon-capping climate legislation are stoking fear that it would kill jobs and raise energy prices if it goes ahead this fall.Instead of town halls and angry confrontations with lawmakers, farm and fossil fuel groups are using tractor pulls and county fairs and national advertising campaigns to spread their message that a climate bill will hurt the economy, according to an...
  • Senator Arlen Specter, the self-described “decisive vote” on a union organizing bill stalled in Congress, reversed his position and said he will support efforts to bring the so-called card-check legislation to a vote.Specter, a Pennsylvania Democrat who left the Republican Party in April, said he expects a vote to occur on a “modified” Employee Free Choice Act, which would...
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  • 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'...
  • Glaston acquired the industrial property rights to all Glassrobots Oy products, following Glassrobots’ July 11 bankruptcy filing in the Pirkanmaa District Court in Finland. As a result of the deal, concluded on Aug. 8, the industrial property rights and related documentation of Finnish glass processing machine manufacturer Glassrobots Oy’s flat tempering and bending machines, its automotive...