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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association, Chicago, have jointly released the updated 2008/2009 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast. This report delivers accurate and timely information on window, door, skylight and curtain wall market trends, dynamics and product relationships for both residential and...
  • Officials at CPFilms Inc., St. Louis, a wholly owned subsidiary of Solutia Inc., St. Louis, and a producer of LLumar and Vista commercial window films, announced the launch of one-of-a-kind energy audit tools including an online energy savings estimator called the One Minute Challenge, according to a June 4 release.Based on the U.S. Department of Energy’s DOE-2 energy simulation...
  • “Considerable business improvement for second quarter is imminent despite unsatisfactory performance in the first quarter of 2009,” said Gerry Tung, CEO and managing director, Xinyi Glass, Markham, Ontario. “Production plant utilization rate has increased to 85 percent to 90 percent  from previous levels of 75 percent to 80 percent. The price for float glass has risen to...
  • Construction employment fell in 276 of the nation's largest 299 metro areas from April 2008 to April 2009, according to a new analysis of government data conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America's chief economist Ken Simonson. The data highlights the critical need for the federal government to move quickly to invest stimulus funds without needless requirements that could hamper...
  • Japanese stocks edged up, sending the Nikkei 225 Stock Average to its longest winning streak in five months, led by glassmakers on optimism sales of flat-screen materials will recover.Asahi Glass Co. and Nippon Electric Glass Co. surged more than 5 percent after JPMorgan Chase & Co. rated them “overweight” on expectations sales will rebound, according to a June 3 Bloomberg report...
  • Spending on construction in the U.S. unexpectedly rose in April as the housing slump eased and more commercial projects got under way.The 0.8 percent gain was the biggest since August and followed a revised 0.4 percent increase the prior month, the Commerce Department said today in Washington. Residential construction climbed 0.6 percent and work on power plants and factories propelled commercial...
  • One week to go before the opening of Glass Performance Days Finland. Registration will close by the end of this week, therefore, now is your final chance to register for the 11th decision makers' summit.Register now.Glass Performance Days, June 12-15, 2009, calls the world´s solar and glass specialists for a rally around renewable energy sources and energy saving. In view of the powerful re...
  • New economic structure to emerge in wake of recession Economic indicators show the U.S. economy bottoming out and starting to grow in the next six months, said Bill Greiner, executive vice president, chief investment officer and manager for the Trust Investment Division of UMB, Kansas City, Mo. Greiner spoke June 1 during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association National...
  • During the Codes Working Group meeting June 1 at the AAMA Summer Conference, Julie Ruth, P.E., consultant to American Architectural Manufacturers Association, based in Schaumburg, Ill., provided an update on AAMA’s activities in the 2009/2010 code change cycle for the International Code Council, Washington, D.C.AAMA is bringing several code change proposals forward during the cycle...
  • In April, seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment decreased in 44 states and the District of Columbia and rose in six states, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on May 22. Compared to April 2008, nonfarm employment decreased in 48 states and increased slightly in North Dakota, 0.6 percent; D.C., 0.1 percent; and North Dakota, less than 0.1 percent. according to a May 29 AGC report.
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  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...
  • BairdThomsenKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, according to a Jan. 10 announcement from the company. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG...
  • 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. Apogee is also parent company of Viracon, Harmon,...