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  • Quanex Building Products Corp. reported net sales of $135 million in the second quarter, up 8 percent from the same period in 2013, and EBITDA of $5.7 million, up from $1.2 million in Q2 2013."Despite poor weather throughout much of the second quarter and recent weakness in housing and construction data, we continued to enjoy encouraging growth in all of our product lines," Chairman, President...
  • The Dodge Momentum Index gained 2 percent in May to 125.2, following April’s strong rebound. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year, according to McGraw Hill Construction.After weather-induced declines in February and...
  • 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...
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  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
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