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  • While the total U.S. construction industry added 16,000 jobs in September, the nonresidential construction segment added just 3,200 jobs during the month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as reported by the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc.  “Today’s release also confirms that nonresidential construction’s expansion continues to be a moderate one, with the industry adding...
  • Officials from Efco Corp., a Pella company, announced several promotions and new hires at the manufacturing level. Ben Seaton has been promoted to second shift production manager. In his new role, Seaton will be responsible for second shift assembly and support operations. Blake Hohensee has been promoted to first shift production manager and will be responsible for first shift final...
  • The Efficient Window Collaborative has successfully transitioned from being a Department of Energy-sponsored organization to a 501(c)3 organization. The group will continue to effectively partner and collaborate with government, research, and industry organizations to deliver tools and information in well-designed, innovative and unbiased way, according to an organization release. In the 25...
  • Pleotint LLC announced the appointment of Chad Simkins as its new vice president. In his new position, Simkins will lead domestic sales and marketing efforts for the company’s Suntuitive glass products and technology.“This is an exciting day for our company,” said Harlan Byker, chief executive officer of Pleotint. “As we continue to grow and refine Suntuitive glass, Chad’s background in material...
  • Construction material and labor costs increased in recent months, and will likely continue their upward trajectory, according to two construction price indices, as reported in the Sept. 29 edition of Data DIGest from the Associated General Contractors of America.The Engineering and Construction Cost Index from the IHS Procurement Executives Group was 57.8 percent in September, up from 53 percent...
  • Sika Corp., Target Market Industry, announced the promotion of Carl Tompkins to national sales manager, flat glass, effective Jan. 2, 2015. Tompkins previously served as global AGR-strategic marketing manager, and Western region manager- aftermarket. In his new role, Tompkins will manage strategy, execution and growth targets of Sika Target Market Industry in the flat glass segment for the United...
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council awarded the Dariush Arasteh Memorial Member of the Year to Joseph Hayden, senior engineer, technical leader-products, for Pella Corp. Hayden has been involved with NFRC for 18 years, and during that time he has been active on every committee, subcommittee, and many task groups. He also served a term as the Chair of the NFRC Board of Directors.The field of...
  • TheisenLorAMG Architectural Glass and Glazing has hired Joe Theisen as a project manager. Theisen, who started his construction career in the field as an industrial glazier, brings 14 years of glazing experience to AMG Architectural Glass and Glazing.Theisen will work together with architects and general contractors to define scope, schedule, and execute project performance through RFI’s and...
  • Consolidated Glass Holdings Inc. announced the appointment of Alex Bradaran to the position of senior vice president and general manager-Architectural Division. The CGH Architectural Division consists of Solar Seal branded operations in South Easton, Massachusetts; Hamden, Connecticut; and Stafford, Virginia.“Alex brings a significant amount of experience in manufacturing and a proven track...
  • Officials from Kawneer Co. announced a 6 percent price increase for North American customers, effective Oct. 15. Officials attribute the price increase to cost escalations in materials, labor and other operating expenses, according to a Sept. 29 letter to customers.“Although we have been making every effort to offset the rising costs through operations efficiencies, we can no longer continue to...
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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...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....