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  • Exeter & Mackenzie Glass Centres' Marsh Barton branch recently relocated to a new location within Marsh Barton trading estate in Exeter, England. This move, along with the recent merger of Mackenzie Glass & Glazing into Cornwall Glass & Glazing Ltd., positions Exeter & Mackenzie Glass Centres to cover the entirety of Exeter and south Devon. The new branch showcases the...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently became accredited by the American National Standards Institute as a standards developer. This accreditation includes review and approval of AAMA’s document creation and maintenance program, notably AAMA balloting procedures. “AAMA has been developing technical standards since its inception in 1936," said Andrea Rhodes, AAMA...
  • Reed Construction Data has a better outlook for construction spending than the U.S. Census Bureau's recently released 2013 numbers. According to the Bureau, nonresidential building construction slipped 3.1 percent to $304.6 billion in December after increasing 0.9 percent in November. Total public construction spending dropped 2.3 percent in December after sinking 1.4 percent in November. For the...
  • The Associated Builders and Contractors’ Construction Backlog Indicator hit a post-recession high in the fourth quarter of 2013, growing from 8.2 months to 8.3 months, or 1.3 percent, according to ABC. Compared to a year ago, the CBI is 3.9 percent higher—up from 8 months at the end of 2012.“CBI indicates the final three quarters of 2013 were a period of progress for nonresidential...
  • The Glass Guru has opened a new local franchise in Macedonia, Ohio, according to a local news report. The company has 80 locations in the country, with the Macedonia location serving much of northeast Ohio, including Akron, Cuyahoga Falls, Mayfield, Aurora, Streetsboro, Hudson, Seven Hills and Independence."This is a great territory," said Chad Bradley, franchise owner. "It made sense from a...
  • Bill Rau, manager of quality assurance for Crystal Windows and Door, passed away recently from ongoing health issues."Bill was a tremendous asset for Crystal," said Steve Chen, Crystal's CEO. "He brought a very professional discipline as well as over 30 years of experience in fenestration product design, production and quality to his work at Crystal. He built a great quality control team here at...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. has expanded its Denver service center to operate as a  CRL-U.S. Aluminum super center, now offering the full U.S. Aluminum line of architectural products and systems, with an extensive inventory of U.S. Aluminum storefront and entrance systems. "Expanding the Denver service center aligns with our long-term goals for improving and bringing the full U.S. Aluminum...
  • Participant registration for Glass Performance Days China 2014 is now open. The conference will be held April 12 in Shanghai, and feature presentations on glass processing techniques, challenges and solutions in coatings, as well as trends in architectural glass use and glass business.
  • After several consecutive months of slowing demand for design services, the American Institute of Architect's Architectural Billings Index reported a modest uptick in January. The January ABI score was 50.4, up from 48.5 in December. The new projects inquiry index was 58.5, down a bit from the reading of 59.2 the previous month.“There is enough optimism in the marketplace that business conditions...
  • The value of new construction starts fell 13 percent in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $485 billion, following a healthy performance in December, according to a McGraw Hill Construction report. Nonresidential building in January dropped 6 percent to $157.3 billion, and was down 7 percent from last year’s average monthly pace. The institutional building sector in January...
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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...