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  • Sejal Architectural Glass Ltd. has announced that the production activities from the company's newly set up float glass manufacturing at Jhagadia, Bharuch, have been suspended temporarily on account of certain teething issues which have occurred in the glass manufacturing plant at the initial stage of production.The technical team of the equipment supplier, M/s. Fives Stein [France], along with...
  • A 40-year-old Windsor [Canada]-based glass company is almost doubling the size of its local manufacturing space by adding to its existing plant on Sprucewood Drive on the city's far west side.Chlumecky Holdings Inc., on behalf of Contract Glaziers Inc. and Windsor Glass Co., has applied for site plan approval to add almost 14,000 square feet to its 18,000-square-foot building, along with 56...
  • Guardian Industries has confirmed it plans to close a small glass fabrication plant in Walled Lake later this month.Amy Hennes, Guardian spokeswoman, said Wednesday [March 31] the Walled Lake plant was closing because of continued reduction in business and the ongoing slowdown in the economy.The plant will close by April 22, she said. After the plant closes, Guardian’s other fabrication...
  • On Thursday [March 25], Congress completed action on a reconciliation bill that modifies the newly enacted health care legislation and also replaces private lending for college student loans with direct lending from the U.S. Department of Education. President Obama was expected to sign the bill on Tuesday [March 29].The reconciliation bill eliminates the discriminatory definition of small...
  • The construction industry is signaling that industry conditions may begin to improve over the next 12 to 18 months, according to a survey in today's issue of Engineering News-Record magazine and on ENR.com, published by McGraw-Hill Construction, New York City. The ENR Construction Industry Confidence Index (CICI) for the first quarter of 2010 shows that construction and design firm executives are...
  • The growing trade deficit between the United States and China eliminated or displaced an estimated 2.4 million jobs in the U.S. between 2001 and 2008, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute, Washington, D.C.The report, "Unfair China Trade Costs Local Jobs," shows that every state in the country, as well as Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, suffered jobs lost or...
  • Construction usually follows employment, and employment will improve throughout the rest of 2010, said Bill Greiner, president and CEO of Scout Investment Advisors, Kansas City, Mo. Greiner spoke March 28 during the BEC Conference at the Paris Las Vegas, hosted by the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan. Unemployment was at 9.69 percent at the end of February, Greiner said, and it...
  • Energy and climate change dominated the conversation on the third day of Glass Week at the Paris Las Vegas, hosted by the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan. The conference runs through March 30. During the GANA membership meeting March 27, Keith McCoy, vice president, energy and resources policy, National Association of Manufacturers, Washington, D.C., provided an update on...
  • Construction employment in 49 states and the District of Columbia declined between February 2009 and February 2010 according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. As construction job losses extend into their third year, the new data highlights the need to expand the Build America Bond program, trade group officials noted....
  • President Obama today signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the health care bill passed by the Senate on Christmas Eve and by the House late on Sunday [March 21] night. The impact on construction will depend in part on whether a package of changes to the Senate bill that the House passed separately on Sunday becomes law. The Senate is debating those changes now. The Act...
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  • 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...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...
  • 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...