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  • 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...
  • Construction employment continued to shrink in most American communities as 313 out of 337 metro areas lost construction jobs between January 2009 and January 2010 according to a new analysis of federal employment figures released today [March 18] by the Associated General Contractors of America. The figures underscore just how hard hit the construction industry has been nationwide,...
  • Japanese shares edged higher Friday [March 19] morning in Tokyo, finding strength from a rise for the Dow industrials, with Asahi Glass Co. among the bigger advancers, but with shares of Nikon Corp. heading lower, according to a March 18 Market Watch report.
  • Finland-based Glaston Corp.'s Annual Report 2009 has been published on the company's Web site, according to a March 19 release. The annual report is published in English and Finnish in PDF format.The annual report can be ordered from Glaston's corporate communications, +358 10 500 6105 or on the company's Web site.See the report.
  • The International Code Council and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Inc. have merged their efforts, rather than compete, to develop the nation’s first “green” model code for commercial buildings. The model code, released on March 15, is open for public comment through May 14 but now is available to jurisdictions. Version 2.0, based on...
  • In order to further encourage revisions to the Environmental Protection Agency's new lead paint rules, Rich Walker, president and CEO, American Architectural Manufacturers Association,  Schaumburg, Ill., along with other industry representatives met today [March 17] with the White House's Office of Management and Budget and Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, according to...
  • The [Grand Bahamas] government is concerned over Fenestration and Glass Services Ltd.'s recent announcement that it is closing its doors due to a dispute with the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC).FGC Chief Executive Officer Steve Howes, in a letter posted on several local Web sites Monday [March 15], revealed that over the past three years the company has experienced many problems with the...
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