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  • Construction employment declined in all but 19 communities nationwide this June as compared to June-2008, according to a new analysis of metropolitan-area employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. The analysis, which ranks the 12-month construction employment change reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for 352 metro areas, shows that few places in...
  • A man was injured Wednesday afternoon when a jug of solvent he was working with exploded at a Hilton Head Island [S.C.] glass company.The man, whose identity was not released, was airlifted to a burn center in Augusta, Ga., with serious but non life-threatening injuries, said Cliff Steedley, a battalion chief with the Town of Hilton Head Fire and Rescue Division.The explosion occurred at 3:...
  • The value of nonresidential construction starts in June "decreased 71 percent from May, more than offsetting the 27 percent increase the previous month," Reed Construction Data Chief Economist Jim Haughey reported on Thursday [July 16], based on Reed's compilation of starts. "Every construction category declined significantly in June. ... The May-June boom/bust is...
  • Cornwall Glass & Glazing [England] has bought the assets of Seleda Ltd. out of administration, saving more than 20 jobs at the Saltash [England]-based glass manufacturer in the process.Cornwall Glass moved quickly to agree to a deal with administrators Begbies Traynor, after Seleda entered administration on July 17.A new company has been formed–Westcountry Glass–which will...
  • Federal law requires companies to install tempered safety glass in bathrooms, patio doors, automobiles and skylights. But even a nick tinier than a grain of sand can cause the panes to suddenly shatter."The house shook and we heard just crashing noises," said Jennifer Day after the glass door installed just three years ago in her shower exploded inexplicably."You could tell it didn...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., released its 24th Glass Informational Bulletin, a series of educational documents available to the industry as a free download on its Web site, according to a July 21 release. Titled Installation Techniques Designed to Prolong the Life of Flat Glass Mirrors, the GIB gives several tips on handling and installing mirror when in the field....
  • Internationally renowned Internet marketing expert Andy Beal will provide hands-on Web site analysis and marketing strategies at a clinic during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Sept. 30-Oct."We are thrilled to be able to offer this highly practical seminar that will dissect participants’ Web sites from top to bottom,...
  • Construction glass importers must provide [Vietnam] customs officials with a certificate of quality proving that the glass meets the Ministry of Construction’s technical standards before the goods may enter the country.Under Circular No 11/2009/TT-BXD, all types of glass products upon initial import are listed as hazardous goods and must comply strictly with quality regulations, said the...
  • A new $15 million expansion of Saint-Gobain’s R&D Center in Northboro, Mass., will be declared officially open July 30, according to a July 17 company release.Saint-Gobain’s worldwide CEO Pierre-André de Chalendar and the Gov. of Massachusetts Deval Patrick will attend the opening ceremony, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. July 30, at the site on Goddard Road in Northboro. ...
  • Construction workers continued to bear the pain of steep job losses almost everywhere in June, as construction employment rose only in North Dakota (by 5 percent) and Louisiana (4 percent), compared to June 2008, according to new data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs disappeared in the remaining 48 states and the District of Columbia, with losses as great as 26 percent in Arizona...
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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...