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  • This is a record year for Trainor Glass Co., but next year won't be.Or the year after.Or, God forbid, maybe even the year after that."Our company is preparing as if this is it for a while," said Bob Trainor, chief executive of the family-run glazing contractor based in Alsip [Ill.]. "People aren't spending money."It's reality check time.The Dow Jones industrial average did...
  • McGraw-Hill Construction, part of The McGraw-Hill Cos., today released its 2010 Construction Outlook, a mainstay of business planning for construction and manufacturing executives, which forecasts an increase in overall U.S. construction starts for next year, according to an Oct. 16 release. Due to improvement for housing from extremely low levels and broader expansion for public works, the level...
  • The 71st Outlook 2010 Executive Conference opened Oct. 15 at the Capital Hilton, Washington, D.C. Presented by McGraw Hill Construction, New York, the event will continue through today [Oct. 16].Tucker Carlson, contributor, Fox News, and senior fellow, The Cato Institute, Washington, D.C., delivered the keynote address during lunch.“Washington is one of those places that’s in a...
  • C.R. Laurence of Europe, Ltd., is expanding its European operation with the construction of a new headquarters, office and warehouse building at Rochdale’s Kingsway Business Park, located in a prime industrial/commercial area near Manchester, England, according to an Oct. 15 release. The ground breaking for the 71,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to take place...
  • New orders for U.S. manufactured goods (excluding semiconductor manufacturing) fell 0.8 percent in August, seasonally adjusted, after four consecutive monthly increases, the Census Bureau reported on Friday [Oct. 2]. Orders for construction materials and supplies rose 0.6 percent in August, following increases of 0.8 percent in July and 1.7 percent in June. Orders for construction machinery...
  • The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., in conjunction with NGA alliance partner ContactPoint, St. George, Utah, launched five customer service courses on MyGlassClass.com. These audio courses cover inbound sales and customer service: Introduction to Customer Service and Sales, Create a Connection with Your Customer, Questions: Communicate that You Care, Entice the Customer to see Value...
  • ResearchInChina, the vertical portal for Chinese business intelligence, announced the release of a new report, "China Low-E Glass Industry Report, 2009." Details are available here. China is a big consumer of energy. Its construction energy consumption reaches 500 million tons of standard coal annually, accounting for 27 percent of the total; besides, it is still...
  • The next Glass Performance Days China conference will be held in Beijing, June 2-3, 2010, according to an Oct. 12 release. Organized in conjunction with China Glass exhibition, GPD China will explore current hot topics on architectural glass and solar applications.The organizers of GPD China are now calling for papers. Abstracts for both theoretical and practical presentations should be submitted...
  • Officials of the Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association, Topeka, Kan., announced the winners of the 2009 BEMA Design Awards at the group's annual membership meeting in Atlanta, Oct. 1.Don Bielawski of Easco Shower Doors, Vernon, N.J., took first place in the "Glass under 3/8-inch" category (bottom left).Rose Arnold of City Glass & Mirror, Grand Haven, Mich., took first place in...
  • The Economic Policy Institute, Washington, D.C., in conjunction with Dr. Usha Haley of Harvard University, released a report, "Through China’s Looking Glass: Subsidies to the Chinese Glass Industry from 2004-2008," Oct. 8. Specific findings include:Since 2003, glass production in China has more than doubled. Concurrently, production capacity in China has doubled since 2003...
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  • Cardinal LG Co., a subsidiary of Cardinal Glass Industries, has acquired Northeast Laminated Glass Corp., based in Jessup, Pa. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Cardinal LG will continue serving customers’ product needs from the Jessup facility. “Founders Tom Zaccone and Larry Tumminia, and the employees of Northeast Laminated, have done an excellent job building this business and...
  • The largest glass, window and door show in the Americas is offering industry suppliers two new, multi-layered promotion programs for exposure before, during and after GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas, Sept. 10-12, 2014. The sponsorships key off new, interactive glassTalks™―part of the inaugural Express Learning sessions on the show floor.“Express Learning is the...
  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...