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  • Dodge Data & Analytics released its 2020 Dodge Construction Outlook, predicting total U.S. construction starts will slip to $776 billion in 2020, a decline of 4 percent from the 2019 estimated level of activity. The 2020 Dodge Construction Outlook was presented at the 81st annual Outlook Executive Conference held by Dodge Data & Analytics at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. “...
  • The Architectural Billings Index, a measure of billings growth measured by the American Institute of Architects, rose 2.5 points in September to 49.7, but remained below 50 (a score below 50 indicates billings decline). The score demonstrates that billings remain soft at architectural firms, though the decline lessened. The design contracts index, which measures the number of new client contracts...
  • Şişecam’s Bulgarian manufacturing facility, which produces automotive windows, will boost its production, according to the Bulgarian energy ministry, as reported in SeeNews. The country’s Electricity System Operator will invest almost $2 million to expand the power station near the company’s plant in Targovishte, Bulgaria. Other improvements include a gas pipeline that will serve the facility, as...
  • Glaston Corp. will be initiating temporary lay-offs and terminating employment contracts, according to a company statement. The measures are in response to a lower than expected demand for heat treatment equipment, say officials. The measures could lead to the termination of 20 employees, according to the company, and, in combination with other profitability improving actions, is designed to save...
  • A representative from the Texas Department of Insurance spoke to those at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Fall Conference about the state's voluntary windstorm program and what manufacturers need to know when operating in 14 Texas counties in a designated catastrophe area along the Gulf Coast. Dr. Paul Bove's presentation was sponsored by AAMA's Southeast Region, and a...
  • The Dodge Momentum Index moved 4.1 percent higher in September to 143.6 (2000=100) from the revised August reading of 137.9. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Data & Analytics, is a monthly measure of the first, or initial, report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. The gain...
  • According to Steklosouz Russia, Ukraine build a float glass plant in the country’s Borodyanka, Kiev, region. The plant will bring 300 jobs, and will produce 600 tons of glass per day, according to the report. Agromat, a Ukranian company, and an American engineering firm have partnered to construct the facility. See the translated source here. Read the original.  
  • Glass equipment, machinery and technology took center stage last week at Vitrum 2019, held Oct. 1-4 across two halls at Fiera Milano Rho in Milan, Italy. Exhibitors at this year’s event promoted the glass industry’s automation, integration and optimization solutions—all part of Industry 4.0 manufacturing. “Automation: this is our future,” says Carey Brayer, glass vice president of sales for...
  • Jose Colon of Intertek hosted a session about managing risk at AAMA's 2019 Fall Conference.In a session hosted by Intertek, participants of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 2019 National Fall Conference in Austin, Texas, learned techniques for managing risk. A focus was placed on effective pre-construction laboratory mock-ups, as well as quality control field testing in a...
  • Saint-Gobain invested over $22 million in its glass plant in Calarasi, Romania, according to reporting by Ziarul Financiar, published in Romania-Insider.com. The investment was used to refurbish the factory’s float line, a process that was completed in four months, according to the reporting.
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  • Dodge Data & Analytics released its 2020 Dodge Construction Outlook, predicting total U.S. construction starts will slip to $776 billion in 2020, a decline of 4 percent from the 2019 estimated level of activity. The 2020 Dodge Construction Outlook was presented at the 81st annual Outlook Executive Conference held by Dodge Data & Analytics at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. “...
  •   Hunter  ThibaultThe memberships of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance voted to proceed with combining into one organization with a new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance. The formal ballots of the AAMA and IGMA memberships were released on July 2, along with the full...
  • Salem Distributing Co., headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has announced its acquisition of HHH Tempering Resources Inc., a glass industry technical team and fabrication machinery provider. Effective immediately, HHH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Salem.With this move, Salem substantially increases its foothold in the flat glass industry it serves as Salem Flat Glass & Mirror,...