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  • "The level of construction starts in 2010 is expected to climb 11 percent," McGraw-Hill Construction forecasted on Friday [Oct. 16], "following the 25 percent decline predicted for 2009. 'The U.S. construction market in 2010 will be helped by growth for several sectors, following three straight years of decline that brought total construction activity down 39 percent from its mid-...
  • 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...
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