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  • Terry CarespodiJoseph BernardYKK AP America named Terry Carespodi as national sales manager and Joseph Bernard as Midwest region branch manager. Carespodi will be instrumental in implementing strategic initiatives aimed at sales growth in the Texas region, where the company broke ground on a new manufacturing facility in 2013. Bernard will assume full operational authority of the Cincinnati and...
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council is offering a virtual attendance option for the Spring Committee Week meeting being held March 24-26 in Memphis, Tenn. “We recognize...that schedules do not always allow the time for travel,” says Jessica Finn, NFRC membership coordinator. “Because participation is the number one benefit of NFRC membership, this year we are providing the opportunity...
  • Paul Schodorf Sr., the last of Schodorf Truck Body & Equipment’s third generation of family owners, passed away on January 11, 2014. He was 88 years old. Known for his visionary design skills, Paul Sr. created an industry first in the 1950s: a glass-hauling trailer capable of carrying the largest glass plates ever transported by truck. He is also credited with designing and building the...
  • Construction employers added 15,000 workers to payrolls in February, raising industry employment to 5,941,000, the highest level since June 2009, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Nonresidential construction added 12,700 employees since January, and 50,600 since February 2013. The association noted, however, that as the...
  • Nonresidential construction spending declined for the second consecutive month, falling 0.3 percent in January, but is up 6.5 percent over the past year, according to U.S. Census Bureau results, as reported by the Associated Builders & Contractors Inc. Spending in 11 nonresidential construction subsectors decreased in January. Commercial construction spending fell 2.5 percent in January, but...
  • Exeter & Mackenzie Glass Centres' Marsh Barton branch recently relocated to a new location within Marsh Barton trading estate in Exeter, England. This move, along with the recent merger of Mackenzie Glass & Glazing into Cornwall Glass & Glazing Ltd., positions Exeter & Mackenzie Glass Centres to cover the entirety of Exeter and south Devon. The new branch showcases the...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently became accredited by the American National Standards Institute as a standards developer. This accreditation includes review and approval of AAMA’s document creation and maintenance program, notably AAMA balloting procedures. “AAMA has been developing technical standards since its inception in 1936," said Andrea Rhodes, AAMA...
  • Reed Construction Data has a better outlook for construction spending than the U.S. Census Bureau's recently released 2013 numbers. According to the Bureau, nonresidential building construction slipped 3.1 percent to $304.6 billion in December after increasing 0.9 percent in November. Total public construction spending dropped 2.3 percent in December after sinking 1.4 percent in November. For the...
  • The Associated Builders and Contractors’ Construction Backlog Indicator hit a post-recession high in the fourth quarter of 2013, growing from 8.2 months to 8.3 months, or 1.3 percent, according to ABC. Compared to a year ago, the CBI is 3.9 percent higher—up from 8 months at the end of 2012.“CBI indicates the final three quarters of 2013 were a period of progress for nonresidential...
  • The Glass Guru has opened a new local franchise in Macedonia, Ohio, according to a local news report. The company has 80 locations in the country, with the Macedonia location serving much of northeast Ohio, including Akron, Cuyahoga Falls, Mayfield, Aurora, Streetsboro, Hudson, Seven Hills and Independence."This is a great territory," said Chad Bradley, franchise owner. "It made sense from a...
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  • 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...
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