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  • Manufacturing in New York contracted for a ninth straight month in January and a gauge of expectations for six months from now was negative for the first time on record.The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s general economic index rose to minus 22.2 from a revised minus 27.9 in December that was lower than previously reported, the bank said today. Readings below zero for the Empire State...
  • The Glass Guru franchise added three new locations and an additional corporate location in December. Two of the new locations are in the San Francisco Bay area. Lance and Jordan Engledinger, a father and son team and owners of Engledinger Construction opened the Glass Guru of Hayward. The Contra Costa Glass Guru franchisee, Jeff Moraes, opened the Glass Guru of Tri Cities, according to a Jan...
  • A 37-year-old cargo handler died crushed under a sheet of glass weighing almost two tonnes which fell on top of him as he was helping to move it yesterday morning.Carmelo Balzan, of Marsascala, [Malta] was standing on a road in Żebbuġ as the heavy glass, encased in a wooden frame, was being maneuvered out of a container by a fork lifter, sources said.
  • Solamatrix Inc., St. Petersburg, Fla., is pleased to announce its new affiliation with Windowtinting.com Training School. Based in San Diego, Windowtinting.com offers a full-range of hands-on window film training seminars for automotive, architectural and safety/security film dealers. Whether someone is just getting started and trying to learn a new trade or has been an installer for years,...
  • Mike Ledue started City Glass and Mirror [Wichita Falls, Texas] from scratch in 1984.Ledue does a little bit of everything from estimating jobs to quality control. His company does commercial and residential work and has jobs as far away as Lubbock [Texas], plus Fort Sill and Altus, Okla.They do glass work for heavy showers, mirrors, storefronts and pretty much anything except automobile glass....
  • Go-Glass Corp., Salisbury, Md., appointed Thomas W. Huff as president and CEO effective Jan. 1, 2009.Since joining Go-Glass in 2005, Huff has held a variety of management positions including Seaford, Del., location manager and manager of Delaware operations. In addition to his operational responsibilities, he was responsible for the integration of an acquired business and several marketing,...
  • An estimated two-thirds of the nation's non-residential construction companies are planning to cut their payrolls, according to new employment and business forecast figures released today by the Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va. All told, those layoffs are forecast to result in a 30 percent decline in the number of people working on construction projects."Unless the...
  • F. Barkow Inc., Milwaukee, will celebrate 130 years of family ownership this year, according to a Jan. 1 company release.“F. Barkow is proud of our long history as a family-owned business," said John Weise, family owner and president, in the release. "We’ve survived every economic downturn imaginable, and credit our longevity to our long-held mission of providing the...
  • Policymakers’ understanding of sophisticated risk transfer issues is growing, and that’s good news for construction subcontractors, according to The ASA Report: The Policy Environment in the States, which the American Subcontractors Association, Alexandria, Va., released Jan. 1, 2009. ASA’s annual evaluation of public policies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., formed an association-wide marketing committee, according to a Jan. 6 release. The committee will focus on several goals, including marketing:• the benefits of GANA to potential industry members• various products and services offered by GANA• the benefits of glass in architectural design, and more.The committee will be chaired...
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  • 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...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...
  • 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...