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  • Construction firms added 14,000 new jobs in April, the second consecutive month of employment gains for the industry, according to an analysis of new federal figures released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. After more than two years of dramatic job losses, the construction industry is once again adding jobs, thanks primarily to the increasing number of stimulus-funded...
  • Finland-based Glaston Corp.'s chief financial officer and member of Glaston's Executive Management Group, Kimmo Lautanen, has decided to leave the company, according to a May 7 release. It has been agreed that Lautanen continues with his duties as CFO and member of the Executive Management Group until the end of June 2010.           ...
  • Nippon Sheet Glass's takeover of Pilkington in 2006 may have been friendly but integrating the groups has been far from easy, writes Andrew Bounds.NSG had 80 percent of its sales in Japan and saw Pilks, as it was affectionately known, as a way to gain global diversification. It started buying into the business in 2001, when the shares were at 60 p. Five years later, Pilkington shareholders...
  • Officials at C.R. Laurence Co., Los Angeles, today [May 6] announced that the company has entered into an agreement to purchase Jackson Corp., also of Los Angeles. Jackson has been a manufacturer of door hardware for the aluminum and tempered glass door industry for more than 50 years.“We are very pleased to announce this agreement.” said Lloyd Talbert, president of C. R....
  • PGT Inc., [Venice, Fla.], the leading U.S. manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors, announces financial results for the first quarter ended April 3, 2010, according to a May 5 Market Watch report.
  • Russia offers a huge potential for insulating glass market because of its climate as well as the evident need to upgrade its existing buildings in order to meet the new standards for energy reduction.A couple of years ago Fenzi, Italy, and Alu-Pro, Italy, started constructing a manufacturing site in Lipesk, on the outskirts of Moscow, according to a May 5 release. The plant is...
  • To meet the growing testing needs of the building and building products industries, Hurricane Test Laboratory LLC, Riviera Beach, Fla., has expanded its engineering services, according to a May 5 release. With recent hires as well as expanded testing capabilities, HTL is now able to offer clients a full scope of services, from research and development to testing and assistance getting NOAs....
  • Glaston, Finland, released its interim report, Jan. 1-March 31, according to a May 4 release.See the full report.
  • The interior of Nashville's Opryland Hotel, above, is under 6 feet of water. Parts of town look like New Orleans after Katrina, according to a Vitro employee. Photo by Vitro America. The severe thunderstorm that passed through Tennessee and northern Mississippi this weekend affected a number of glass and glazing companies."We've seen extensive flooding in west and middle Tennessee...
  • Increases in public-sector construction spending, driven by stimulus funds, helped boost total construction activity by almost $2 billion between February and March, according to a new analysis of federal spending figures released May 3 by the Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va. The figures show that the stimulus has gone from slowing declines in construction spending to...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., according to an August 27 release.Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CRL will continue to be independently managed and operated as a subsidiary of OBE and will retain all existing management structures and personnel. The company has eight...
  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...