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  • Construction employment expanded in 220 metro areas, declined in 70 and was stagnant in 49 between April 2013 and April 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that federal spending cutbacks on government facilities and Hurricane Sandy reconstruction were contributing to job losses around...
  • In what may be an industry first, a Western Window Systems employee tattooed the company logo and its mark for excellence on either side of his arm, paying the ultimate tribute to his employer.Chris Allgood, production manager, says the idea of a company tattoo started as a dare among coworkers on Facebook, but he accepted the challenge.“Western has always treated me right,” Allgood says. “I plan...
  • Bill Enderle, a highly valued 15-year employee of Florida glazing firm Key Glass Co., passed away on May 26, 2014."Enderle had the special talent to bring the vision of building owners, architects and contractors into reality by actively working to solve the many issues unique to each project," said Key Glass officials.  During his more than 30 years in the construction industry,...
  • Hail the size of golf balls pummeled the Philadelphia area last week, coming down hard and fast enough to shatter skylights at a mall in Wyomissing, Pa., according to an NBC News report. The hail blew out the entire strand of skylights across the roof of the mall, causing patrons to run for cover. No one was injured in the incident. 
  • YKK AP America expanded its sales territory to the Rocky Mountain region, covering Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. Troy Hein, senior account manager, will be responsible for the new territory starting in late June. Hein, who has worked for YKK AP for over 12 years, will transfer from his current role in the Orlando office to focus on developing the new region.“As YKK AP continues to grow its presence...
  • Mason, Ohio-based Basco Manufacturing Co. appointed Jim Brockschmidt as Human Resources director. As a member of the company’s Enterprise Leadership Team, Brockschmidt will be responsible for developing and managing HR policies and procedures, employee engagement and attracting new talent for the organization.Most recently, Brockschmidt served as an HR consultant for the Village of Evendale in...
  • Brian Thomas was named president of Super Sky, a subsidiary of Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions, filling the position left by recently retired Jim Roesing, the company's president since 1987.Roesing spent more than 47 years in the engineered commercial skylight business. During his tenure at Super Sky, he was involved in major projects on every continent, including Santiago Calatrava...
  • The Dodge Momentum Index, released by McGraw Hill Construction, advanced 8.4 percent in April, according to Associated General Contractors of America. The Momentum Index retreated in February and March, following the steady gains that were reported during most of 2013. With the April increase, the Index resumed its upward track, up 17.8 percent year-over-year. A harsh winter helped slow...
  • The Seventh Court of Appeals affirmed May 9 that PPG Industries did not violate an arbitration award to the United Steelworkers by unilaterally implementing a two-tier wage system that lowered production and maintenance employees' pay at an Illinois glass manufacturing plant. According to the court, PPG in April 2009 sought to modify its bargaining agreement with USW to reduce labor costs at...
  • The largest glass, window and door show in the Americas is launching a new education program during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas, Sept. 9-11, 2014.The content experts at Glass Magazine and Window & Door, official publications of the National Glass Association, are producing a series of 20-minute glass and fenestration business and product sessions free...
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  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • 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'...