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  • Construction costs in the fourth quarter of 2006 increased 2.12 percent over third quarter 2006 and 9.65 percent over fourth quarter 2005, according to the cost index from New York-based Turner Construction Co...
  • Company plans to exit automotive market
    As a result of strong third quarter results, officials from Minneapolis-based Apogee boosted its 2007 earnings outlook to a range of 98 cents to $1.04 per share, up from the earlier guidance of 92 cents to 98 cents per share...
  • Officials from France’s Saint-Gobain announced plans to convert more than 4.3 million “Oceane” bonds into new shares at a ratio of four shares for one bond, according to a Dec. 21 company release...
  • Q&A with Jim Benney
    Work on the National Fenestration Rating Council’s Component Modeling Approach for nonresidential systems is nearing completion, says Jim Benney, executive director of the Silver Spring, Md.-based organization. Read the exclusive e-glass weekly interview with Benney below to learn more about the CMA as well as NFRC’s investigation into an insulating glass certification program...
  • High-performance products to drive demand in 2007
    Even in an environment of high fuel costs, rising material prices, growing overseas competition and a suffering housing market, 2006 proved successful for many U.S. commercial glass companies. And this trend will only continue in 2007, according to predictions from several commercial glass fabricators...
  • The Architecture Billings Index jumped six points in November, reaching the second highest levels of 2006, according to a Dec. 20 release from the American Institute of Architects of Washington, D.C...
  • Officials from Asahi Glass Co., of Japan, cut the company’s 2006 profit forecast by almost half due to rising costs and falling demand, according to a Dec. 21 company release. They revised their previous net income outlook of $643 million to $347 million, a 46.1 percent decrease...
  • The recent downturn in the housing market has forced many glass companies, including AFG Industries Inc. of Kingsport, Tenn., to reorganize and reevaluate their market focus. AFG officials announced in a Dec. 8 release that the company would stop production at the Cinnaminson, N.J., float facility on or before Feb. 5...

  • This past week marked two international investments for Guardian Industries of Auburn Hills, Mich...
  • Energy efficiency takes center stage at India glass show
    Day one seminars at the 4th International Glass Technology Seminar & Trade Show in India reflected a popular trend in the U.S. glazing industry: green architecture...
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