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  • In further signs of the dire economic situation, new-home construction fell to record lows in December and jobless claims continued to soar, the government reported Thursday.New-home construction fell 15.5 percent from November to December to an annual pace of 550,000 units, the slowest pace since the Commerce Department starting compiling the data in 1959. Home builders have all but shut down...
  • New proposed infrastructure and public building investments will create or support almost 2 million jobs throughout the entire economy in part because of the economic slowdown and massive construction lay offs that have occurred, said Stephen Fuller, George Mason University economist, according to a Jan. 22 AGC release.Fuller, who made the arguments during Congressional testimony today on behalf...
  • The American Institute of Architects is reporting a small increase in its December architectural billings index, but still 19 points lower than it was a year earlier.The index—considered a leading economic indicator of construction activity—continued to show decreases in billings, but the rate increased from the continued record lows reported by the institute between October and...
  • Copper fell to a one-week low in London, dropping for a third consecutive day, as expanding stockpiles of the metal signaled worsening demand. Aluminum rebounded from a five-year low.Inventories of copper in warehouses monitored by the London Metal Exchange jumped 1.2 percent to 422,450 metric tons, the highest since January 2004. The economy in China, the largest user of the metal, grew 6.8...
  • Registration for the 2009 Glass Fabrication & Glazing Educational Conference is now open, according to a Jan. 21 release from the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan.. The annual event, which features education for glazing contractors and fabricators of insulating, laminated and tempered glass, is scheduled for April 6-8, 2009 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati...
  • The Glass Doctor of Beltsville franchise owned by Clarence Williams is now open and ready to "fix your panes!"Glass Doctor of Beltsville offers mobile residential, automotive, and commercial glass repair and replacement services. The shop is open 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 24- hour emergency service is available."We're pleased to be a part of Glass Doctor, we...
  • The deadline for submitting abstracts for GPD China 2009, May 11-12, Shanghai, is Jan. 23. See Call for Papers brochure for information about content. Organizers encourage proposals or abstracts for both theoretical and practical presentations to be submitted online.Important dates:Abstract submission deadline: Jan. 23Notification of paper acceptance: January Release of final program:...
  • Windows are one of the most significant costs in building projects or home renovations. Next to that are the bills homeowners have to pay for heating and air conditioning. Solving two problems under one roof -- literally -- is an Israeli company Alubin that has developed all-season reversible windows. The solution is also good for the environment. Based on the research of Professors Evyatar Erell...
  • What can you do to avoid birds hitting your windows? Windows are invisible to birds. Lethal strikes have been documented by birds taking off from a perched position more than three feet from a window. Half of bird strikes are fatal, with the birds dying from head trauma. Window strikes occur year around and conservative estimates place the number of bird strikes in the U.S. alone at 100 million...
  • Directors have purchased assets of Liverpool [U.K.] glass firm Greenberg, which collapsed late last year owing £16 million [$23,675,040].Beryl Greenberg has set up Dakota Glass, a business registered in Liverpool, which has bought the assets of Greenberg Glass Emergency’s depot in Salford. It has also occupied the Salford premises in Dakota Avenue.Dakota Glass paid £70,000 [$103...
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  • 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...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...