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  • Spending on construction in the U.S. unexpectedly rose in April as the housing slump eased and more commercial projects got under way.The 0.8 percent gain was the biggest since August and followed a revised 0.4 percent increase the prior month, the Commerce Department said today in Washington. Residential construction climbed 0.6 percent and work on power plants and factories propelled commercial...
  • One week to go before the opening of Glass Performance Days Finland. Registration will close by the end of this week, therefore, now is your final chance to register for the 11th decision makers' summit.Register now.Glass Performance Days, June 12-15, 2009, calls the world´s solar and glass specialists for a rally around renewable energy sources and energy saving. In view of the powerful re...
  • New economic structure to emerge in wake of recession Economic indicators show the U.S. economy bottoming out and starting to grow in the next six months, said Bill Greiner, executive vice president, chief investment officer and manager for the Trust Investment Division of UMB, Kansas City, Mo. Greiner spoke June 1 during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association National...
  • During the Codes Working Group meeting June 1 at the AAMA Summer Conference, Julie Ruth, P.E., consultant to American Architectural Manufacturers Association, based in Schaumburg, Ill., provided an update on AAMA’s activities in the 2009/2010 code change cycle for the International Code Council, Washington, D.C.AAMA is bringing several code change proposals forward during the cycle...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., has released AAMA 109-09, a guide to be used within AAMA’s Certification Program for the certification of polymeric profiles.The 18-page document is titled Procedural Guide for the AAMA Fenestration Exterior Profile Certification Program.
  • In April, seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment decreased in 44 states and the District of Columbia and rose in six states, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on May 22. Compared to April 2008, nonfarm employment decreased in 48 states and increased slightly in North Dakota, 0.6 percent; D.C., 0.1 percent; and North Dakota, less than 0.1 percent. according to a May 29 AGC report.
  • The Australian glass industry is ploughing on into the 21st century with the production of low-E glass, now manufactured after a major technology upgrade at the Viridian glass-making plant in Victoria.Following the successful commencement of glassmaking in October 2008, the final stage of the technology upgrade is the implementation of a chemical vapor deposition coater.This ensures that energy...
  • News of a potentially interesting development in North Africa has emerged, where the Azizia Glass Manufacturing Company has opened its new glass processing factory in Libya.Opened on May 20, 2009, the factory has installed and commissioned the latest state-of-the-art computerized glass processing technology, to meet the large demand for specialist glass requirements.gasworld understands that a...
  • Land allotment for the ambitious Rs 1,000 crore Saint-Gobain greenfield float glass making plant slated to come up in Bhiwadi [India] has been completed. If the state industries department is to be believed the project will take off in three months' time. However, head finance T Bhaskaran, Saint-Gobain India, refused to specify a date for the beginning of the plant and said, "We have...
  • Lawrence D. Carbary, construction industry scientist for Dow Corning, Midland, Mich., will discuss glazing methods for long-term energy savings and sustainability on June 5 in a free web seminar organized by the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan..“Concerns over energy usage, carbon emissions and global warming in the developed world have risen steadily over the past few years...
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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...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...