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  • Israel on Tuesday [Dec. 29, 2009] allowed the first shipment of glass into the Gaza Strip in years, a Palestinian official said."Three trucks carrying glass sheets went through Kerem Shalom crossing" in southeast Gaza Strip on Tuesday morning, Said Ra'ed Fatouh, a liaison officer at the Palestinian side of the crossing.The three trucks are part of 100 truckloads of glasses Israel...
  • 2009 was a tough year for the construction industry. McGraw Hill Construction estimated the value of new construction starts at $419 billion, a 25 percent decline that followed shortfalls of 13 percent in 2008 and 7 percent in 2007. The earlier retrenchment was led by single-family housing, but in 2009, multifamily housing and commercial buildings showed substantial weakness. Even typically...
  • This year designers and engineers looked at the product pages on Inventables.com nearly one million times in the hopes of finding the right ones for their projects. We are proud to announce with over 167,000 pageviews the most popular material for 2009 was temperature-sensitive glass from Moving Color.
  • Dec. 6, Norshield Corp., Montgomery, Ala., was acquired in a transaction with management by Norshield Holdings LLC, owned by members of Spell Capital Partners, a private equity group out of Minneapolis, and our management team, according to a Dec. 17 release. The company will continue to operate the existing business and all business going forward under the name of Norshield Security Products LLC...
  • In April 2010, new Environmental Protection Agency rules go into effect requiring that contractors "take the proper precautions to work lead-safe, including minimizing the dust, containing the work area, and conducting a thorough cleanup to reduce the potential exposure associated with disturbing lead-based paint." The rules will affect companies doing window and door replacements, and...
  • The deadline for submitting abstracts for GPD China 2010 has been extended to Jan. 20, 2010, according to a Dec. 17 release. GPD China 2010 will be held in Beijing, June 2-3.Abstracts already sent are are under review. Notification of accepted or rejected abstracts will be sent in January 2010. Abstracts should be submitted--maximum 150 words per abstract--as e-mail attachment...
  • Builders in November broke ground on more U.S. homes, a sign the recovery in homebuilding may carry through into 2010.Housing starts rose 8.9 percent to an annual rate of 574,000, the Commerce Department said today [Dec. 16] in Washington. Building permits, a sign of future construction, climbed to the highest level in a year.Government tax credits, lower home prices and borrowing costs near...
  • The producer price index for finished goods spurted 1.2 percent in November, not seasonally adjusted (1.8 percent, seasonally adjusted), and 2.4 percent over 12 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Tuesday [Dec.15]. A jump of 7 percent in the PPI for crude petroleum drove up both the finished-goods and construction indexes. Even aside from the oil-price leap, construction...
  • Glass and construction-materials group Cie de Saint-Gobain said Wednesday that Turkey's Sisecam and Mansour-Maghraby Investment and Development Co. of Egypt have been given the go-ahead by the European Union Commission to take a minority stake in Saint-Gobain's project to build a float glass plant in Egypt.
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., has released the AAMA 505-09, a test procedure, and QAG-1-09, a quality assurance processing and monitoring guide, according to a Dec. 14 release.AAMA 505-09, Dry Shrinkage and Composite Performance Thermal Cycling Test Procedure outlines a laboratory method to measure the amount of dry shrinkage and retained composite...
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