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  • New construction starts in June advanced 9 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $832.7 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The increase followed the 10 percent gain reported for May, as total construction starts continued to strengthen following April’s subdued performance. By major sector, much of the lift in June came from a 16 percent jump for...
  • Express Learning is back once again on the trade show floor of GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window and Door Expo. Since launching in 2014, these 20-minute educational sessions have been providing standing-room-only crowds with specific product- and business-related information they can use to build more profitable companies.The 2019 lineup for these popular "TED Talks"-style educational...
  • Pilkington restarted an updated float glass line at its facility in Gladbeck, Germany. The line has been completely renovated, including technological improvements, say officials, and added 530 jobs to the facility. NSG Group invested over $33 million in the modernization project. The line, which produces flat glass primarily for the automotive industry, had been under cold repair since April....
  • Analysts and investors expect Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell to cut interest rates by the end of the month, based on remarks he made during Congressional hearings last Wednesday and Thursday, according to reporting by Reuters. The chairman cited the effects of global trade, including uncertainty caused by tariffs, and its effects on investment and the inflation level, which is...
  • The National Glass Association will host its 14th annual Glazing Executives Forum in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sept. 17 in conjunction with GlassBuild America. The Forum is a full-day education and networking event featuring a dynamic program focused on Building for Tomorrow.  This year's Glazing Executives Forum is designed for companies seeking to capitalize on growing demand. It will help...
  • More than 1,000 industry representatives from around the world gathered in Tampere, Finland, June 25-28 for the 2019 Glass Performance Days. The event included workshops and conference sessions, in addition to a management forum and expo, covering a variety of topics such as smart technology, glass and sustainability, R&D, market trends in the glass industry and more. Check out news and...
  • American Insulated Glass LLC, a glass fabricator and wholesale distributor for commercial and residential markets, announced today that it will expand service of custom fabricated glass and distribution products to the Knoxville, Tennessee, market. The first phase of this expansion will be the opening of a sales office, which will be fully staffed to support sales, estimating and customer service...
  • Technoform updated its website, Technoform.com, to reflect the global company's uniform brand identity and its full range of standard and tailored plastic solutions for all industries. “A global presence doesn't mean one-size-fits-all thinking. We draw from our local knowledge and collaborate with customers to develop durable, thermoplastic innovations for their windows, curtainwall and façade...
  • The U.S. Supreme Court passed on an appeal brought by the American Institute for International Steel regarding the Trump Administration’s 25 percent steel tariffs. The group, which represents importers of steel and companies that use imported steel, brought its lawsuit in June 2018, claiming that the legal provision that allowed President Trump to apply tariffs based on national security concerns...
  • Oak Moser stressed the value of listening, assessing and empathizing as key skills for effective leaders.A senior management professional spoke about the need to develop interpersonal skills at the 2019 Joint American Architectural Manufacturers Association and Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Summer Conferences, June 17-20, in Victoria, British Columbia. Oak Moser, who has 33 years...
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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,...