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  • Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Co. has begun construction of a high cube, 60,000-square-foot facility at the company’s headquarters’ complex, according to an Aug. 25 release. The facility is being built on recently purchased acreage across the street from CRL headquarters on Vernon Avenue. “This past year has been marked with tremendous growth for CRL," said Donald E...
  • A girl falls 30 feet through a skylight and New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman knows that this is a lucky fall. A 30-foot drop has the potential to cause far more severe injuries then only the broken arm and leg suffered by the 8-year-old. A fall like this can be fatal.This fall highlights the need for building managers and owners to carefully monitor the health and safety procedures...
  • A top labor official said Monday that President Obama and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel have indicated that they will not bring up "card check" legislation until after health care reform is done in Congress.AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Richard Trumka, the expected incoming president of the influential union, pledged during a web chat on the liberal blog firedoglake that...
  • For three years in a row, Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, has been recognized as one of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies in the United States with 19.5 percent sales growth from 2005 to 2008, according to an Aug. 24 Edgetech release. The Inc. 5000 is an extension of Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 500 list.“Savvy trend spotters and those who invest in private companies...
  • President Obama wants to make the United States “the world’s leading exporter of renewable energy,” but in his seven months in office, it is China that has stepped on the gas in an effort to become the dominant player in green energy — especially in solar power, and even in the United States.Chinese companies have already played a leading role in pushing down the price of...
  • Seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment fell in 29 states in July and rose in 21 states and the District of Columbia, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday [Aug. 21]. North Carolina had the largest percentage drop, -0.7 percent; followed by Mississippi, -0.6 percent; Nevada and New Mexico, -0.5 percent each. The largest percentage gains were in D.C., 1.9 percent; Michigan, 1.0...
  • DuPont announced today it will build a $55 million facility near Fayetteville that will manufacture components of solar energy. The company is getting a $50,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund, a state incentives program.Local government must match the $50,000 grant.The plant will add 10 jobs for the expanded product line over the next three years, according to an Aug. 20 Triangle Business...
  • The amount of construction work funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA, popularly called the stimulus legislation) varies greatly by state and program. Two weeks ago, I spoke on successive days to state transportation officials in Colorado, New Mexico and Maine. They said they had awarded contracts covering 69 percent, 80 percent and 100 percent of their respective DOT...
  • A group of Midwestern Democrats is pushing for tariffs on products from countries that don't limit greenhouse gas emissions, a controversial step that the legislators say is needed to help American manufacturers survive expected emissions restrictions here.The Democrats say the measure would level the playing field for U.S. factories, which will likely face increased energy costs due to global...
  • Chris Dolan is director of commercial glass markets at Guardian Industries. Guardian is one of the top players in the manufacture of float architectural and fabricated glass.Q: What can you tell us that will help put the array of Low-E glass choices into an understandable framework?Guardian: We organize our products into Commercial and Residential lines: the SunGuard® and ClimaGuard®...
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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....