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  • The construction workforce was smaller in every state and the District of Columbia in January 2010 than it was just 12 months earlier, according to a new analysis of federal data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. The data indicated just how widespread the construction downturn is, association officials said, noting that 38 states and D.C. experienced a double digit...
  • With so much focus on U-factor and solar heat gain coefficient in the fenestration industry, little attention has been paid to the third thermal performance parameter: condensation resistance. According to Tracy Rogers, technical director for Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, condensation can lead to health concerns and affect the integrity and long-term performance of building components. Rogers...
  • Melting vinyl siding is getting its share of media attention in Charlotte, N.C.That’s where homeowners have experienced warped and melted vinyl siding, which caught the attention of Charlotte’s WCNC Newschannel 36.Reporter Stuart Watson did not respond to an e-mail request for comment. WCNC’s I-team was asking viewers to contact the team if they, too, had melting vinyl siding....
  • Sun Bear Solar Sdn Bhd will invest RM5.2 billion in Malaysia to produce solar glass for the photovoltaic industry, said its chief executive officer/chairman, Lee Holt Judd.Judd said an initial investment of RM2.2 billion would be utilized under phase one to produce float and pattern line in the middle of this year, as well as for the construction of the plant and equipment, according to a March...
  • Fuyao Group Glass Industries Co. said 2009 net income rose 354 percent to 1.1 billion yuan as the company cut costs, according to a filing to Shanghai’s stock exchange.Sales last year increased 6.3 percent to 6.08 billion yuan, according to the statement. The maker of glass for automobiles said it targets sales of 6.94 billion yuan this year, according to the statement.
  • President Obama is ramping up efforts to promote clean energy. He's made repeated speeches on the topic, and in the last month, he's pledged $10  billion in federal loan guarantees for solar, wind and nuclear power as well as energy-efficient windows.On Friday [March 5] , Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced $117 million in loan guarantees to help build a...
  • [Lisa] Patt-McDaniel [director of Ohio's Department of Development] said the state is in serious negotiations with three international solar companies to establish manufacturing operations in Ohio - with northwest Ohio as a possible location - and is hopeful deals will be announced this year.The Strickland administration believes those interested solar companies, not to mention the continued...
  • Saving green and going green: two things Coloradans are all about.Two CU graduates and former NASA engineers had that in mind when they developed "Ravenbrick." This company is transforming the way we use the sun's heat by creating a product that lets the rays into the building when you need it, and keeps them out when you don't. By doing this, it cuts down on energy bills by 30 to 40...
  • Pilkington North America, Toledo, entered into a collaboration with Dyesol Inc., the North American division of Dyesol Ltd., to develop opportunities in the building integrated photovoltaics marketplace utilizing Pilkington’s TEC series of transparent conductive oxide coated float glass and Dyesol’s Dye Solar Cell materials and technology, according to a March 3 release.“...
  • The construction unemployment rate jumped to 27.1 percent and construction employment dropped to a 14-year low as another 64,000 construction workers lost jobs in February, according to federal employment figures released today. The economy would have added jobs for the third time in four months had it not been for the declines in construction employment, the Associated General Contractors of...
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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...