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  • Construction spending edged up in June but all the strength came from the government. Private sector activity in both housing and nonresidential projects fell.Construction spending rose 0.1 percent in June, the Commerce Department reported Monday [Aug. 2]. While that was better than the decline economists had forecast, the government sharply revised down its estimate of activity in May to show a...
  • Total construction spending eked out a small rise in June as gains in stimulus-aided public categories offset decreases in home building and private nonresidential spending, AGC said Monday [Aug. 2] in an analysis of new Census Bureau data. AGC called on Congress and the White House to quickly enact legislation to provide long-term funding for public infrastructure spending and...
  • Along with its sponsors, officials at the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council, Washington, D.C., announced the 2010 Beyond Green High-Performance Building Awards, in an Aug. 2 release. This program recognizes the initiatives that shape, inform and catalyze the high-performance building market, as well as the real-world application of high-performance design and construction practices.The...
  • Solutia Inc., St. Louis, manufacturer of the Vanceva Color System by Saflex, announced that the company is still accepting entries for the Solutia "World of Color Awards: Inspired by Vanceva," according to an Aug. 2 release. The new international design awards program is designed to honor architects, interior designers, glass fabricators, furniture designers, glazing...
  • Quanta Technologies Inc. was one of the 14 companies to be awarded the Department of Energy grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, in the building envelope and windows segment. The Quanta Technologies grant included a team of six companies, and JE Berkowitz, Pedricktown, N.J., was one of the participating companies.  A major portion of this grant was driven by “retrofit...
  • Saint Gobain Glass India, a fully owned subsidiary of euro 6 billion Saint Gobain France, has firmed up plans to set up the world’s largest float glass line in India at an investment of Rs. 1,000 crore, according to a July 31 report in The Financial Express.See more news on Saint-Gobain.
  • Leading integrated float glass, automobile glass, construction glass and photovoltaic glass manufacturer Xinyi Glass Holdings Ltd. [China] announced today its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2010.With the recovery of the global economy, the group’s turnover was approximately HK$2,648.7 million, up by approximately 62.7 percent as compared to the same period last year. The...
  • Soladigm Inc., a Milpitas, Calif.-based green-tech company which manufactures energy efficient windows, has announced it will locate a manufacturing plant in the Olive Branch Industrial Park.The plant will employ more than 300 people, according to a July Bloomberg Businessweek report.
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., is launching a nationwide program for professionals in the window, door, skylight, curtain wall, storefront and sloped glazing industries during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 14-16, in Las Vegas, according to an Aug. 2 release. The AAMA FenestrationMasters program offers training content...
  • "Economic activity has continued to increase, on balance," since late May, the Federal Reserve reported on Wednesday [July 28] in the "Beige Book," a compilation of informal soundings of business conditions by the 12 regional Fed banks. Regions are referred to by the banks' headquarters cities. "Commercial real estate markets, especially construction, remained weak. ... Richmond, Chicago,...
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
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