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  • New construction starts in June advanced 6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $549.7 billion, the highest level so far in 2014, according to a release from McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. During the first six months of 2014, total construction starts on an unadjusted basis were $254.1 billion, up 1 percent from the same period a year ago.The improved...
  • Bohle America, a leading manufacturer and supplier of tools and accessories for glass processing and finishing, will present an Express Learning session on hardware solutions for interior glass openings at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo. Designed specifically for glaziers, the free, 20-minute session will examine the unique hardware requirements various glass applications...
  • The World Trade Organization ruled last week that the United States improperly imposed heavy duties on Chinese solar panels, according to a Reuters report. The WTO found that the anti-dumping and countervailing duties constituted illegal protection of U.S. solar manufacturers.
  • Construction firms added jobs in 38 states and the District of Columbia over the past 12 months, but they reduced headcount in 27 states between May and June, according to an analysis today of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the employment gains help, but that construction employment remains below peak levels in every location...
  • LaCantina Doors was selected to the annual list of San Diego’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2014 by the San Diego Business Journal. This is LaCantina Doors second consecutive appearance on San Diego Business Journal’s annual list of local businesses. For the past 11 years, the San Diego Business Journal’s annual Fastest Growing Private Companies list highlights 100 organizations...
  • Quanex Building Products announces the appointment of Patrick Junker to vice president of sales for the company’s screens division. The new leadership reflects Quanex’s continued commitment make its customers’ businesses better, by improving product quality, increasing operational efficiency, decreasing lead time and providing continued innovation.Junker is a new addition to the Quanex team, but...
  • Hubert Thomas joined DAPA Products Inc. as general manager. A veteran in the plastic extrusion industry, Thomas brings knowledge of plastics to his new position, opening the door for DAPA’s growth with additional custom and special profiles, the company reports.
  • As part of a commitment to help customers make their businesses better, Quanex is proud to present an Express Learning session on lead generation as part of a new, value-add educational series offered to attendees of GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo.Quanex team member Noel Lavezzi will lead an Express Learning session on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 2:30 p.m., in the Express Learning...
  • Wood's Powr-Grip, celebrating its 50th anniversary, employs more than 100 people.Since 1964, Wood’s Powr-Grip has provided innovative equipment which uses vacuum to lift, hold, and position nonporous materials, including glass, plastics, engine valves, sheet metal, stone slabs, and appliances.However, the history for the Laurel, Mont., company extends back even further. In 1946, Howard Wood...
  • Reed Construction Data announced that the dollar value of nonresidential construction starts in June surged 34 percent compared to May. Nonresidential starts in June reached $32.0 billion, marking one of the strongest in RCD’s database, according to a Reed release.The one-third increase was an outsized gain, even after taking into account seasonality. RCD’s long-term average May-to-June increase...
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  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...
  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...