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  • The glass and glazing industry headed to Las Vegas last week for the 2019 BEC Conference, hosted by the National Glass Association. The event, which ran March 3-5, addressed the theme The Next Level, with presentations on training the new generation of workers, project management best practices, high-performance product demands and more. Check out video highlights.
  • The Dodge Momentum Index lost 4.4 percent in February, falling to 146.9 (2000=100) from the revised January reading of 153.6. 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...
  • According to reporting in the Hindu Business Line, Saint-Gobain will set up another glass facility in India. The company is planning to locate the facility in Visakhapatnam, Vizag district, according to J. Krishna Kishore, CEO of the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board.
  •   Sowell  LingnellBe sure to join the next Thirsty Thursday webinar, the National Glass Association's monthly educational series. The 30-minute sessions are held the third Thursday of each month, offering a break for education covering a wide range of industry trends and issues.Join the next webinar, Edge Grinding: Safety vs Aesthetics, presented by Urmilla...
  • The U.S. Department of Labor announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would make more than a million more American workers eligible for overtime. This new proposal would update the salary threshold using current wage data, projected to Jan. 1, 2020, and would boost the standard salary level from $455 to $679 per week (an equivalent of $23,660 to $35,308 per year). “Our...
  • After finishing a meeting in 2018 with participation from certified licensee fabricators, suppliers, laboratories and public interest individuals, the Insulating Glass Certification Council will be introducing several certification and guideline changes in 2019.These changes will include:Guideline G.8 – Internal Components (such as grids, blinds, etc.)Guidelines relative to MVTR (...
  • Nearly 600 glass and glazing industry professionals have gathered in Las Vegas this week for the BEC Conference, where the theme is The Next Level. “The theme for this year’s conference reflects where the industry is headed,” says National Glass Association Installing Committee Chair Matt Kamper, contract sales and estimating, Woodbridge Glass. “We’re pushing locally, globally to the next level...
  • Recognizing that glazier training is a financial and time burden for many companies, the National Glass Association launched the new MyGlassClass.com, along with other training initiatives, at the BEC Conference in Las Vegas this week.The new MyGlassClass.com website features more than 60 classes that employees can take online on their smartphone, tablet or desktop. Each of the classes varies in...
  • Members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association gathered last week in Palm Springs, California, for the 82nd Annual National Conference, held Feb. 25-28. The four-day event was packed with networking events, keynotes and roundtable discussions, committee work sessions, member awards and new business. Follow @GlassMag and #AAMAConf for live coverage of the...
  • Kevin McCarthy, former real estate leader turned white collar inmate, delivered a keynote address at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Annual Conference, held Feb. 25-28. McCarthy, now a professional speaker who advises on how to avoid "blind spots" in making judgment calls, spoke to AAMA conference participants about the motivations behind choices and how to avoid poor...
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