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  • Nonresidential building starts as a whole fell 15 percent to $279.9 billion in November, according to Dodge Data & Analytics, although commercial starts rose 14 percent. Dodge analysts attribute the increase to a few large projects including the Manchester Pacific Gateway complex in San Diego. Hotel construction saw a 22 percent increase, and store construction starts rose 26 percent, while...
  • Bobby Hart, an assembly worker for Billco Manufacturing, is retiring after 44 years. Hart began working at Billco the day after his 18th birthday, as a general laborer in the shop. After about a year as a general laborer, Hart moved into assembly, where he spent his entire career at Billco. During Hart's career, he has seen, made and witnessed many of the historical events and products...
  • Bavelloni SpA signed an agreement with Glaston Corp. for the acquisition of 100 percent of the shares of Glaston Tools Srl. The company’s name has been changed to Bavelloni Tools Srl."The acquisition of Glaston Tools represents a milestone in the completion of Bavelloni's product range," says Roberto Califano, marketing director and partner, Bavelloni Spa. "This is an important goal allowing us...
  • Assa Abloy acquired Lorient, a designer and manufacturer of door sealing systems based in the UK with half of sales exported outside of the UK and EU. The acquisition “delivers on the company’s strategy to strengthen its position in the mature markets through adding complementary products and solutions to its core business," says Nico Delvaux, president and CEO of Assa Abloy. "...
  • Intermac offers Sophia IoT integration on select machine models in the North American market starting in January of 2019. The IoT app and cloud-based software management tool helps users achieve higher productivity by providing an easy-to-use dashboard containing real-time visibility of machine status, performance and functionality, according to the company.Sophia provides an...
  • Glass Enterprises Inc. welcomed John M. Peirce to its team as customer experience manager. In his new role, Peirce will be responsible for evaluating and directing all aspects of customer interactions and customer experiences.   “John’s technical knowledge, along with his commitment and dedication to the customer, is unrivaled,” says Joshua Burg, CEO of Glass Enterprises...
  • The International Code Council announced the 39th annual Building Safety Month theme: No Code. No Confidence. Building Safety Month is an international campaign that culminates in May to raise awareness about building safety. For the event, the Code Council, its 64,000 members, and a partnership of professionals from the building construction, design and safety community come...
  • The most-clicked news stories of 2018, brought to you by e-glass weekly.* The top headlines of 2018 show a North American glass industry experiencing exciting growth—including new facilities and planned float lines—and facing new challenges—including tariffs and capacity constraints. Following the year’s multiple major acquisitions, and some business restructuring, the industry has a new...
  • Integrated Automation Systems promoted Ryan McHugh to president from his previous role as vice president of sales. He will continue to be responsible for sales while leading the company.“Ryan has been doing this for five years and performing most of the tasks of running the company,” says Mike McHugh, company founder, who remains as CEO. “People have stopped referring to him as my son...
  • PGT Innovations gave a one-time-only grant of restricted stock to more than 3,000 employees. The amount of restricted stock was based on each employee’s tenure.“As our company continues to grow and expand into new markets, all of our team members help us achieve success with a company culture centered around integrity, safety, innovation and sustainable growth,” says Jeff Jackson, CEO and...
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