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  • While residential private construction spending dipped 1 percent in June, nonresidential private spending rose 2.7 percent to an annual rate of $303.1 billion, according to an Aug. 1 report from the U.S. Census Bureau...
  • Talks have failed between officials at the Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association in Topeka, Kan., and the Americas Glass Association in Placerville, Calif. They were striving to reach a consensus on whether to create standards or building codes for the bath-enclosure industry...
  • Analysts from the Tokyo-based Rating and Investment Information Inc. maintained their AA issuer rating for Asahi Glass Co., of Japan, according to a July 31 article in The Nikkei Weekly...
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance’s Certification and Education Committee has started developing coursework on IG manufacturing quality...

  • Members of the National Fenestration Rating Council of Silver Spring, Md., have been meeting for years to develop a rating program for nonresidential fenestration products and systems. However, members of the design community, and building owners and managers, have been largely absent throughout this process...
  • In the midst of a busy nonresidential construction season, many glazing contractors nationwide face growing backlogs that stretch personnel resources and force managers to more carefully consider what projects they accept...
  • Mexico’s Vitro S.A. de C.V., France’s Saint-Gobain and Japan’s Nippon Sheet Glass released quarterly earnings reports in the last week with mixed results...
  • Average diesel prices nationwide increased 2 cents last week to $2.95 a gallon, according to data released July 24 from the Energy Information Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Energy...
  • Participants at the National Fenestration Rating Council’s Summer Membership Meeting July 24-27 in Minneapolis face a looming November deadline for technical procedures in the rating program for nonresidential fenestration products and systems...
  • With second quarter net income of $280 million, or $1.68 a share, on sales of $2.82 billion, officials at PPG Industries of Pittsburgh reported an all-time record first quarter sales in a July 20 release.

    Source: PPG Industries Inc., Pittsburgh


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