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  • The Canadian Glass Association, Surrey, BC, is reaching out to solidify its status as a national association for glaziers, according to a Jan. 5 release. At its recent board meeting, held in Pickering, ON, the CGA decided to help set up local associations for glass companies in provinces and territories that currently do not have an association representing them.Zana Gordon, the...
  • Construction spending fell 0.6 percent in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $900 billion, down 13 percent from November 2008 and the lowest total in six years, the Census Bureau reported on Monday. Private nonresidential spending was flat for the month but down 21 percent compared to a year earlier. Private power construction (power plants, renewable power, transmission lines...
  • The Department of Energy's Highly Insulating R-5 Window and Low-E Storm Window Volume Purchase Program is now seeking proposals from manufacturers interested in participating.  Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, which is managing the program for DOE, issued a request for proposal on December 16, 2009, along with specifications, a sample memorandum of understanding, bid sheets, and other...
  • International Aluminum Corp., the closely held Monterey Park, Calif., producer of windows, doors, frames and related products for residential and commercial applications, said late on Monday [Jan. 4] that it filed to reorganize under Chapter 11 of U.S. bankruptcy law. The "unprecedented downturn in both residential and commercial construction sectors" has caused "a severe decline...
  • On Jan. 28, the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., will host a Webinar to explain new certification and labeling requirements imposed by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, according to a Jan. 4 release.On Feb. 9, 2009, the CPSC postponed the date for compliance with the CPSC’s new certification rules, applicable to architectural glazing materials installed in...
  • Construction spending in the U.S. fell for the seventh straight month in November [2009] to the lowest level in more than six years, led by declines in home building and fewer commercial projects.The 0.6 percent drop followed a revised 0.5 percent decrease in October, previously reported as unchanged, Commerce Department figures showed today [Jan. 4] in Washington. Construction spending was...
  • Construction employment declined in 324 out of 337 metropolitan areas over the past year as spending on construction projects dropped by over $137 billion in November to a 6-year low of $900 billion, according to a new analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of federal figures released today."Private nonresidential construction is in free fall, with every category except...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has released eight documents that have been reviewed and editorially updated. The revised documents have been updated with the 2009 year designator along with a note on the cover stating "editorially revised," according to a Dec. 21, 2009 AAMA release. 
  • Following President Obama's speech detailing the need for nationwide energy-efficient home improvements, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association has high expectations that a newly proposed government program will encourage consumers to invest in energy-efficient windows by applying appropriate criteria for these products.On Dec. 15, President Obama spoke at an Alexandria, Va., Home...
  • Israel on Tuesday [Dec. 29, 2009] allowed the first shipment of glass into the Gaza Strip in years, a Palestinian official said."Three trucks carrying glass sheets went through Kerem Shalom crossing" in southeast Gaza Strip on Tuesday morning, Said Ra'ed Fatouh, a liaison officer at the Palestinian side of the crossing.The three trucks are part of 100 truckloads of glasses Israel...
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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...