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  • United States Steel Corp. on Tuesday [Jan. 26] said it lost money for the fourth consecutive quarter as improving demand in the auto industry was offset by the sluggish construction market.The Pittsburgh manufacturing giant also said it was cautious about its outlook for the first quarter, noting that improving business conditions won't be reflected in operating results for another few months....
  • Despite noting that “the long-awaited recovery seems to be underway,” the AIA's newly released Consensus Construction Forecast offers little reason for optimism in 2010. It does, however, provide hope for 2011.The semi-annual report—compiled from data provided by McGraw-Hill Construction, Global Insight, Portland Cement Association, MoodysEconomy.com and other sources—...
  • New construction starts rose 5 percent in December, seasonally adjusted, McGraw-Hill Construction reported on Friday [Jan.15], based on data it compiled. But, for all of 2009,“the 26 percent annual decline for construction starts was the steepest in at least the past 40 years,” Robert Murray, vice president of economic affairs for MHC, said. “At the same time, the bottom...
  • Tuesday [Jan. 19] night’s Cowley County [Kan.] Commission meeting lasted 15 minutes — just long enough for the three commissioners — chair Alan Groom, vice chair Gary Wilson and member Dick Bonfy — to approve two items of business.The first item approved was hiring Gordon & Associates, Pa., as the architects to oversee the window replacement project for the courthouse...
  • Ningbo [China]-based glass manufacturer Kibing Group signed an agreement on Jan. 17 to invest RMB 3.5 billion to construct two energy-conserving glass production lines in the Qingshuitang Industrial Zone, Zhuzhou, Hunan province, Focus.cn reported on Jan. 18, according to a Jan. 26 JLM Pacific Epoch report.
  • Asahi India Glass Ltd. has announced the consolidated financial results for the quarter ended on Dec. 31, 2009. The net sales was at Rs.323.69 crores for quarter ended on Dec. 31, 2009, against Rs.283.77 crores for the quarter ended on Dec. 31, 2008.The net profit / (loss) was at Rs.1.47 crores for the quarter ended on Dec. 31, 2009, against (Rs.22.16) crores for the quarter ended on Dec. 31,...
  • Ray Kollar is helping Solutia Inc. find new uses for old products. As president and general manager of the company’s CPFilms division, he is pushing Solutia’s technology into new and growing markets, from solar energy collection to the Amazon Kindle’s innovative display.Those efforts are paying off for St. Louis. CPFilms, one of three operating units that make up the parent...
  • For the first time since the start of the economic downturn, every state and the District of Columbia reported losing construction jobs over the past 12 months, according to a new analysis of state-by-state employment data released today [Jan. 22]. The analysis, conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America, found few signs of a construction industry recovery with only six states...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., is surveying architects, specifiers, general contractors and other members of the building team to learn about their use of building information modeling programs. The AAMA BIM Task Group will use the data to develop the first standard that addresses commercial fenestration products within BIM, according to a Jan....
  • The board of directors of PPG Industries on Thursday [Jan. 21] declared a regular quarterly dividend of USD0.54 per share.The dividend pay out will be made on March 12, 2009, to shareholders of record on Feb. 19, 2010, according to a Jan. 22 TradingMarkets.com report.
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
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