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  • AFG Glass of Kingsport, Tenn., will cease production at its Cinnaminson, N.J., float plant on or before Feb. 5 due to the slipping housing market, company president and chief executive officer Brad Kitterman announced in a Dec. 8 release...
  • Demand could drive costs up in 2007
    Cash prices for aluminum experienced major fluctuations in 2006, with the lowest price of $2,271 per ton recorded on Jan. 1 and the highest price of $3,275, a 44 percent increase, recorded on May 11. On Nov. 30, cash price closed out at $2,685 per ton, 18.2 percent higher than Jan. 1...
  • New construction starts in October fell 4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $601.8 billion, according to a Nov. 29 report from McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw Hill Cos...
  • According to the 2006 Autodesk Green Index that measures adoption of sustainable design techniques by architects, use of green design practices will double by 2011. Officials from Autodesk Inc. of San Rafael, Calif., announced the 2006 Green Index and future projections for the index during the Greebuild Expo Nov. 15-17 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver...
  • Officials from Japanese glassmaker Nippon Sheet Glass adopted a medium-term plan to carry the company through the end of fiscal year 2011, according to a Nov. 21 company release...

  • Officials at Minneapolis-based Apogee Enterprises Inc. announced Nov. 13 that they have increased the company’s earnings guidance for fiscal year 2007 to a range of 92 cents to 98 cents per share. The previous guidance was 88 cents to 94 cents, according to a company release. Apogee’s fiscal year 2007 will end March 3...
  • Although sales increased 1.7 percent to $240.3 million in the first three quarters of 2006 for Finland’s Kyro Group, operating profits slipped 19.3 percent to $17.7 million, according to a Nov. 8 company release...
  • In a continued push for energy efficient and sustainable building products, the U.S. Department of Energy is investigating insulating glass certification requirements for manufacturers...
  • Work on the nonresidential component modeling program took center stage again at the Fall Membership Meeting of the Silver Spring, Md.-based National Fenestration Rating Council, Nov. 6-9 in Arlington, Va. Many members said they were optimistic about the program’s progress, though issues such as pricing were still unresolved...
  • Construction spending in September reached an estimated $1,195.9 billion, up 2.9 percent compared to September 2005, according to a Nov. 1 release from the U.S. Census Bureau...
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