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  • Officials at Dublin’s building materials giant CRH PLC announced March 4 that the company saw an 18 percent rise in
    full-year profit. ...
  • Officials from Japan’s Nippon Sheet Glass announced Feb. 28 that the company will implement an early retirement plan in order to pay off the its debt from the 2006 acquisition of Pilkington, United Kingdom ...

  • The Architectural Billings Index from the American Institute of Architects, Washington, D.C., hit 50.7 in January, the lowest score in more than 18 months, according to a Feb. 22 article from AIArchitect. A score above 50 indicates a growth in design activity ...
  • The Glass Association of North America’s Decorative Division formed an Education Committee during Friday’s sessions of Glass Week, Feb. 13-17, at the Rio All Suites Resort and Casino in Las Vegas ...
  • A typical production worker in China earns about 53 cents an hour compared to $15 in the United States. Chinese employers also have access to tens of millions of rural workers to fill those production positions...
  • According to a recent New York Times article, construction spending is both the cause of America’s recession threat and the only thing that kept the economy out of recession in late 2007. The distinction is between residential and nonresidential construction...
  • The Visual Quality Working Group decided one document would be sufficient as Guidelines for the Identification of Visual Obstructions in the Air Space of Insulating Glass Units ...
  • Early morning, Jan. 26, two teenagers fell, one fatally, through a skylight over an elementary school gymnasium in Port Jervis, N.Y...
  • Despite a housing slump, employment of architects and engineers jumped 3.5 percent since January 2007, said Ken Simonson, chief economist for The Associated General Contractors of America, in a release dated Feb. 1...
  • Many companies provide these important insurance coverages to their employees, but don’t always consider how their employees would meet financial obligations when they are unable to work while recovering from an illness or injury...
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