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Current Remodeling Conditions Fell in March Survey

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) first-quarter 2014 Remodeling Business Pulse (RBP) data of current and future remodeling business conditions show current condition ratings fell significantly in March. Business conditions during the first three months of 2014 dropped … Continue reading

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C.R. Laurence Appoints Jeff Phillips as Sales and Marketing Director, Interior Office Systems

C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL) appointed Jeff Phillips as its sales and marketing director of interior office systems. Phillips has more than 28 years of industry experience, most recently at Dorma Interior, where he oversaw all sales and marketing initiatives as … Continue reading

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Non-Residential Building Starts Regain Upward Movement in March

After a sluggish start to the year, non-residential building picked up its pace in March, jumping 24 percent after declines in January (down 9 percent) and February (down 7 percent), according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill … Continue reading

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Court Denies Dlubak’s Motion to Convert; Grants Committee Authority to Pursue Affiliated Entities

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Following hearings held on April 4, 2014, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania entered an Order denying Frank Dlubak’s Motion to Convert from a Chapter 11 to Chapter 7 bankruptcy case. In conjunction, the Court also … Continue reading

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Majority of U.S. States See Construction Employment Increase Over Past Year

The harsh winter that plagued most of the first three months of 2014 may have threatened the construction industry, but the latest numbers from year-over-year analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America suggest it wasn’t enough to stall a … Continue reading

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Ashton Industrial Appoints New Global Sales Coordinator, Official Distributor for North America

Ashton Industrial, a UK-based manufacturer of automated glass processing machinery, appointed Heinz Wiedmayer and Joe Santelli its new global sales coordinator and official distributor for North America, respectively. Heinz’s almost 10 years of background in the industry includes training and … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Glass Expo Set for April 30

The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association’s 27th Annual Glass Show will be held Wednesday, April 30 from 3-9 p.m. at Martin’s Crosswinds, located at 7400 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt, Md. The event trade show includes architectural and automotive glass and glazing products, … Continue reading

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Despite Weather, Construction Industry Making Best of Start to 2014

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Construction economists don’t always see eye-to-eye, and that’s okay, according to Bernard Markstein, chief economist for Reed Construction Data. “We seem to agree on most things, but not everything …we’re economists. That’s what we do,” he says. But during a … Continue reading

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Wagner Names David Chermak Accounting Manager

The Wagner Companies appointed David Chermak accounting manager. In that role, Chermak will be responsible for financial reporting and will oversee the business’s accounting department. Chermak joins Wagner having spent 11 years as an accounting professional with corporations such as … Continue reading

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Quality Metalcrafts Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Quality Metalcrafts, a Rogers, Minn.-based architectural metal products manufacturer, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The company, which offers the Americlad line, also has sales and manufacturing operations in Houston. It produces composite wall panels, aluminum plate wall panels, column covers, … Continue reading

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