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  • After overcoming some obstacles, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association [Schaumburg, Ill.] made further progress on its green and sustainability rating and certification program as it gathered [at the JW Marriott, Desert Springs, Palm Desert, Calif.] for its 73rd Annual Conference [Feb. 14-17]. The event also saw discussions related to AAMA's strategic plan unveiled last year,...
  • "We're starting to see some rebound in residential, but the news is not so good for the commercial market," reported Nick Limb, partner, Ducker Worldwide, Troy, Mich. He was speaking at the opening session of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association's 73rd Annual Conference at the JW Marriott, Desert Springs, Palm Desert, Calif., Feb. 14-17. Numerous issues are on...
  • The value of nonresidential construction starts in January climbed 6.3 percent from December and 20 percent from January 2009, Reed Construction Data reported on Thursday [Feb. 11], based on data it compiled. “January starts increased 10 percent for nonresidential buildings from December but only 2 percent for heavy construction projects. Both highway and water/sewer starts fell...
  • The pain continues unabated for construction companies and workers. The industry lost another 75,000 employees in January, seasonally adjusted, virtually unchanged from the monthly average of 77,000 over the past 12 months, according to data the Bureau of Labor Statistics released on Feb. 5.For the first time, BLS included in its data release information on both "construction workers"...
  • Nebula Glass International Inc. d.b.a. Glasslam, Pompano Beach, Fla., named Tracy Rogers, technical director, and Joe Erb, product manager, Edgetech IG, Cambridge, Ohio; Margaret Webb, executive director, Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario; and John Kent, administrative manager, Insulating Glass Certification Council, Sackets Harbor, N.Y., in its formal complaint, dated...
  • The furnace at Cardinal Solar Technologies on this village's west side is far from ordinary.Yes, it heats the 180,000-square-foot building. But the primary purpose of the $5.5 million, 120-foot-long apparatus, which took six months to install, is to harden 2-by-4-foot sheets of quarter-inch-thick glass used to make solar photovoltaic panels.If projections bear out, it may be a while before the 1,...
  • Demand for flat glass in China is forecast to increase 7.9 percent per annum through 2013 to 2.7 billion square meters, according to Flat Glass in China, a study by the Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based industry research firm. Measured in value terms, flat glass demand is expected to rise 11.3 percent per year to nearly 130 billion yuan. Sales of flat glass will benefit from...
  • Nebula Glass International Inc. d.b.a. Glasslam, Pompano Beach, Fla., has filed a formal complaint of anti-competitive and illegal practices with the Federal Trade Commission against the Insulating Glass Certification Council, Sackets Harbor, N.Y., Edgetech IG, Cambridge, Ohio, and Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, according to a Feb. 11 Glasslam letter to the Bureau of...
  • Solar thin-film start-up MiaSole, [Santa Clara, Calif.,] is aiming to be a viable competitor to industry leader First Solar, [Tempe, Ariz..,] by lowering manufacturing costs of its panels as it ramps up production and opens a new U.S. plant.MiaSole's current manufacturing costs are over $1 per watt, said Chief Executive Joseph Laia Jr.First Solar, one of the world's largest solar module...
  • Indianapolis may be the state capital, but South Bend is poised to become Indiana’s ‘solar capital.’South Bend will soon house the largest solar energy system in the Hoosier State.if (self['plpm'] && plpm['Mid-Story Ad']) document.write('');if (self['plpm'] && plpm['Mid-Story Ad']){ document.write(plpm['Mid-Story Ad']);} else { if(self['plurp']...
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  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...