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Glaston Reports Dip in Net Sales Through First Quarter

Glaston Corp. saw a slight loss in net sales during the 2014 January-March quarter, totaling approximately $32 million (USD), a $1 million drop from the last period. “Seasonal fluctuations are typical in Glaston’s industry and the first quarter is traditionally … Continue reading

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Cardinal Glass Industries Acquires Northeast Laminated Glass Corp.

Cardinal LG Company, a subsidiary of Cardinal Glass Industries, completed the acquisition of Northeast Laminated Glass Corp. in Jessup, Pa., on April 21, 2014. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed. Cardinal LG will continue serving customers’ product needs from … Continue reading

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Plenty of Optimism in Associated General Contractors of America Construction Industry Outlook Survey

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With varying degrees of optimism, leading economic experts in the construction industry have come to a general consensus that this year will be better than last. According to one survey, many working within the industry feel the same. At the … Continue reading

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Architectural Billings Index Drops Nearly Two Points in March

Demand for design services in the construction industry had been on a modest rise the first two months of the year, but it took a notable dip in March. The Architectural Billings Index (ABI), a leading economic indicator of construction … Continue reading

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O’Malley Launches Clover Architectural Products

Tom O’Malley, formerly of Doralco, along with business-minded partners, started a new company, Clover Architectural Products. Clover will focus on selling aluminum sunshades and lightshelves, grilles, stainless steel cladding and will offer a full line of all-glass door entrance products. … Continue reading

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Forel Appoints Troy Lentner Service, Parts Manager

Forel North America announced the hiring of Troy Lentner, who will take over as the company’s new service and parts manager. Lentner will oversee the establishment of Forel North America’s service and parts program to support the company’s growth in … Continue reading

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Guardian Issues Price Increase

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Guardian Industries issued a letter to customers recently informing them of a price increase to take effect May 19, 2014. The company implemented a similar price increase last November. Several products are listed in the letter, signed by Bill Widmann, … Continue reading

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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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