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  • Labor shortage and high commercial demand drive increase
    According to the Building Cost Index from Tuner Construction Co. of New York, building material costs will increase in the first quarter of 2007. Costs will rise a projected 1.59 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2006 and 8.49 percent compared to the first quarter of 2006, Turner officials reported in a Feb. 28 release...
  • Belron S.A., United Kingdom, completed its acquisition of Safelite Group Inc., Columbus, Ohio. The closing was effective March 3. Belron US—the child of the merged Safelite Group and Belron’s U.S. operation, Belron Inc. of Denver—is headquartered in Columbus. While Belron US is the new legal entity for the U.S. operation, the company will continue to operate under its existing...
  • Viracon, the Owatonna, Minn., fabricator of aftermarket foreign and domestic windshields, officially left the automotive replacement glass market in mid-February, said Christine Shaffer, marketing manager for Viracon, in a March 5 interview. “With the decision to exit the ARG market, Viracon will continue to service the RV [recreational vehicle] and bus market while expanding our capacities...
  • Members of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, of Ottawa, Ontario, took strides to harmonize IG standards and to bring its education programs online during the organization’s 7th Annual Meeting Feb. 21-24 in Tampa.

    For full coverage of the meeting in e-glass weekly,

  • Nonresidential architectural billings continued to drive forward in January, according to a Feb. 21 release from the American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C...
  • Belron S.A. will acquire Safelite Group Inc., Columbus, Ohio. The transaction is expected to close in March, and the integration of Denver-based Belron Inc., Belron’s U.S. operation, and Safelite operations will begin at that time. Upon closing, the newly combined organization will operate under the name Belron US, based out of Columbus. Upon closing of the transaction, the senior...
  • The threat of growing competition from overseas companies, particularly those in China, was a top concern for many at the Annual Meeting for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association of Schaumburg, Ill., Feb. 11-14 in Marco Island, Fla...

  • Industry representatives from two major laminated glass interlayer suppliers have worked closely with government and building code officials from coastal states to enact stronger hurricane building codes...
  • Component Modeling Approach, top priority at spring meeting
    Manufacturers can still serve as an approved calculation entity within the National Fenestration Rating Council’s nonresidential rating program, but only with 100 percent review from an inspection agency...

  • Continuing education for architects is at the forefront of activities in 2007 for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association...
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