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  • Nonfarm payroll employment fell by 216,000 and the unemployment rate climbed to 9.7 percent in August, seasonally adjusted (9.6 percent, not seasonally adjusted), the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday [Sept. 4]. The job drop overall was the smallest in a year, but construction employment fell 65,000, close to the average for the past three months. That decline accounted for 30...
  • A coalition of environmental, labor, veterans and religious groups formally launched a national lobbying campaign Tuesday [Sept. 8] aimed at mobilizing grass-roots support for passage of a Senate climate bill this fall.The group--dubbed Clean Energy Works--marks perhaps the most ambitious effort yet to enact legislation that would cap greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming. The...
  • The incoming president of the AFL-CIO signaled Wednesday his union could accept a card-check bill that preserves an employer’s right to demand a secret-ballot election.
  • PPG Industries Inc. (PPG) said Robert J. Dellinger, a former chief financial officer for Delphi Corp. (DPHIQ) and also what is now Sprint Nextel Corp. (S), was named CFO of the paint, glass and chemicals maker.He will take the position Oct. 15, replacing the retiring William H. Hernandez, who announced in May he would leave by year's end.
  • Construction spending in July totaled $958 billion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), 0.2% less than the downwardly revised June total and 10.5% less than in July 2008, the Census Bureau reported today.Private nonresidential spending fell for the fifth month in a row, slumping 1.2% in July, after tumbling 2.2% in June. Losses were most acute for developer-financed categories: lodging, -...
  • Dan Martinson joined the Fargo Glass and Paint Company as a part-time employee while earning his accounting degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead in the 1980s.Two decades later Martinson, who grew up on a farm near Gary, Minn., is president of the 92-year-old Fargo-based distribution company.“During my 21 years here, I’ve found it to be a great company to work for,”...
  • The Glass Doctor of Beaufort County franchise owned by Phil Boatwright is now open and ready to “fix your panes!”Glass Doctor of Beaufort County offers mobile residential, automotive, and commercial glass services to Hilton Head, Ridgeland and the surrounding area. The showroom and shop is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 24-hour emergency service is available.“...
  • The Glass Doctor of Central Illinois franchise, owned by Brad Wade, is now open, according to an Aug. 26 company release.Formerly known as Harmon/Glass Doctor, Glass Doctor of Central Illinois offers mobile residential, automotive and commercial glass services to Christian, Logan, Mclean, Menard, Peoria, Sangamon, Tazewell and Woodford counties, including Bloomington, Peoria and Springfield. The...
  • Few states were immune from construction employment declines this July based on an analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. That analysis found that 47 states saw declines in construction employment, while only two states saw increases and one saw no change in construction employment between July 2008 and July 2009."There aren't a...
  • The benchmark Nikkei average fell 1.8 percent and the broader Topix dropped 1.7 percent on Thursday [Aug. 27].Nippon Sheet Glass slid 6.7 percent to 336 yen [$3.6] after Stuart Chambers said he will step down as chief executive of Nippon Sheet Glass to spend more time with his family, after a stint of a little more than a year as one of the few foreigners to head a Japanese firm.See related...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...