March 2013

Construction Employment Increases in 41 States from December to January

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A recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that construction employment rose in 41 states from December 2012 to January 2013. The largest increase was seen in Wyoming, where those employed in construction rose from 21,800 to 22,800—an … Continue reading

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Tempco Glass Celebrates Grand Opening

Flushing, N.Y.-based Tempco Glass Fabrication celebrated the grand opening of its factory on Friday, March 22, 2013. With about 75 guests in attendance, including several elected officials, the ribbon was cut to officially open the 20,000—square-foot, newly refurbished and outfitted … Continue reading

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AAMA Releases Courses on Fenestration Components

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) recently released education courses on hardware, weatherstrip and weatherseals, as well as sealants and adhesives used during factory fabrication, as part of the association’s FenestrationMasters® program. This is the third group of FenestrationMasters courses … Continue reading

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Website of the Week – PPG

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Trainor to Sell Impact Glazing Assets to Aldora Holdings, Pending Court Approval

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Trainor Glass has filed a motion for approval to sell its impacting glazing system assets to Miramar, Fla.-based Aldora Holdings LLC for $10,000. The motion was filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois, where the … Continue reading

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PPG Appoints Sklarsky as Executive Vice President of Finance

PPG Industries has added Frank S. Sklarsky as executive vice president of finance, effective April 15. He will report to chairman and CEO Charles Bunch. Also, effective August 1, Sklarsky will be named PPG executive vice president and chief financial … Continue reading

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Kawneer Dedicates New Floodwall at Pennsylvania Plant

Kawneer Co. Inc., an Alcoa business, recently dedicated a new floodwall at its Bloomsburg, Pa., facility. The floodwall was designed to protect the facility and surrounding area from potential storm damage and was funded through a partnership between the town … Continue reading

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Thimons Hired as Operations VP at Pulp Studio

Bill Thimons has been named vice president for operations of Pulp Studio. According to an announcement from the company, its recent acquisition of California Glass Bending led it to create this new position. Thimsons has past experience with IBA Consultants, where … Continue reading

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Michael McAskin of Great Lakes Glass Distributors Passes Away

Michael McAskin, 62, of Farmington Hills, Mich., died suddenly on March 20. He is known for Glass and Metal Distributors, which he opened in 1985, and Great Lakes Glass Distributors. He leaves behind Patricia, wife of 42 years, as well … Continue reading

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Sage Denies Allegations in View Counterclaim

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Faribault, Minn.-based Sage Electrochromics has responded to the counterclaim recently filed by Milpitas, Calif.-based View Inc. against it in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. In the response, Sage denies allegations made against it that its … Continue reading

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