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  • Wausau Window and Wall Systems, Wausau, Wis., offers architects, engineers and designers 3D models and 2D drawings of its most popular window and curtain wall systems through Autodesk Seek, according to an April 1 company release. The Autodesk Seek service helps manufacturers present Building Information Modeling-ready product information, making 3D models and other product design files...
  • Unemployment rates rose and nonfarm payroll employment in February fell in the District of Columbia and all states except Louisiana, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Compared to a year earlier, every state had higher unemployment rates and all had lower employment except Wyoming, +1.6 percent; D.C., +1.4 percent; Alaska, +0.9 percent; La., +0.3 percent; and North Dakota, +0.2...
  • A Chinese firm will manufacture one of the most important security-sensitive parts of the tower at One World Trade Center. Eyewitness News has learned that several American companies lost out in a bid to make the blast-resistant glass for the building's base. Instead, the safety-critical panels will be made in China.It's not just a matter of jobs going overseas while America struggles through a...
  • Mexican glass maker Vitro SAB Tuesday reported a net loss of $343 million for the fourth quarter of 2008 as sales fell and financial costs increased on derivatives losses and a weaker peso.In a press release, Vitro said the net loss compared with a profit of $48 million in the fourth quarter of 2007.Financial costs increased to $446 million from $23 million on losses associated with natural gas...
  • The debate in Washington over climate change shifted into higher gear Tuesday as powerful California Democrat Henry Waxman introduced a bill to cut U.S. greenhouse-gas emissions, but without specifying how the costs would be levied on different sectors of the economy.The more-than-600-page document published by Waxman, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. Edward Markey (D...
  • A few words included in one paragraph of the federal government’s massive stimulus package could spell lost business for glass makers, including Scotland County's [N.C.]  Pilkington. The stimulus legislation gives homeowners making energy-efficient improvements a tax credit of 30 percent of the cost of the project, up to a total of $1,500.But, the stimulus legislation passed by...
  • The Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va., hosted an event in Denver this week and detailed how the proposed "card check" legislation currently being debated in Washington poses real risks for the nation's union construction workers.AGC CEO Steve Sandherr explained how provisions in the bill, known as the Employee Free Choice Act, required federal arbitrators to...
  • The Department of Health would soon take occupation of its newly refurbished, and energy efficient headquarters in the Pretoria’s [South Africa] central business district, as contractor Grinaker-LTA said it neared completion of the R580-million [$60.8 million] project.The project, which would be handed over in April, was a joint venture between Grinaker-LTA and black economic-...
  • Calgary will soon be home to the world's biggest skylight.It is being installed at The Core shopping center downtown and will span three city blocks."It's actually going to be the largest skylight of its kind in the world, so it's quite a coup for Calgary to get it. And I think it's going to be quite an amazing feature to the building," says Cindy Turnquist, a spokesperson for The Core...
  • A St Andrews University [Scotland] student has died after falling through the skylight of a shop during a night out.Alex Richardson, 21, from Newmarket in Suffolk, crashed through the window at the Home Improvements Mica Homestore in the town center on Tuesday at 2230 GMT, according to a March 27 BBC report. 
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  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...
  • BairdThomsenKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, according to a Jan. 10 announcement from the company. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG...
  • Apogee Enterprises, Inc. has acquired Alumicor Ltd., the Toronto-based fabricator of aluminum frames for window, storefront, entrance and curtain-wall products for the Canadian commercial construction market. The transaction is valued at approximately $52 million.Alumicor will be the seventh stand-alone business in the Apogee portfolio. Apogee is also parent company of Viracon, Harmon,...