March 2013

Public Comment Period Opens for ASHRAE 90.1-2010 Addendum Changes

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The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has opened a public comment period for the latest revisions to ASHRAE 90.1-2010, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. The latest version of the standard was released last week, and the public … Continue reading

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BCI Hires New Business Development Manager

BCIndustries has hired Dirk Sayre its new business development manager. Sayre is responsible for managing all of the company’s sales, estimating, new business development and marketing. He brings more than 10 years of experience in the window and curtainwall industry to … Continue reading

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Vitro Names New CEO

The board of directors of Vitro S.A.B. de C.V. has appointed Adrian Sada Cueva as the company’s new CEO. He succeeds Huga A. Lara Garcia, who is retiring. “I congratulate Adrián for the responsibility he is accepting,” says Garcia. “I … Continue reading

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Thermal Industries Adds Southeast Sales Rep

Thermal Industries, a division of Atrium Corp., has named Brian Goans as sales representative for its southeast territory of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Eastern Tennessee. Goans comes to Thermal Industries with more than 20 years of experience in … Continue reading

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High School Building Code Program Teaches Importance of Codes

Many in the construction trades, including glass companies, are constantly lamenting over the need for training high school students to enter the building trades. One established training program endorsed by the International Code Council (ICC), the High School Technical Training … Continue reading

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JLM Wholesale Certified as Women’s Business Enterprise

JLM Wholesale has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise. The certification was provided by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council – Great Lakes, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). JLM Wholesale is a … Continue reading

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DOC Rules Thai Extrusions Used in Fabrication of Chinese Curtainwall are Outside Countervailing Duty Orders

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The Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Operations of the International Trade Administration (ITA) have agreed with Tesla Wall Systems LLC and MBM Supply Company LLC, which had requested that the Department of Commerce (DOC) issue a scope ruling confirming that aluminum … Continue reading

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Orchard Glass Employee Killed by Falling Glass

An employee of Hamden, Conn.-based Orchard Glass Distributors was killed Friday when ten to twelve large glass lites fell on top of him, according to a report from local police. The glass was estimated to have weighed approximately 3,000 pounds. … Continue reading

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Salem Flat Glass Announces Launch of Mobile Website

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Building Construction Employment Up 8.5 Percent from January to February

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The number of building construction employees rose 8.5 percent from January to February 2013, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS estimates that 1,251.7 thousand (seasonally adjusted) were employed in building construction-related jobs … Continue reading

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