As the one-year anniversary of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., approaches, those in the glazing industry say the devastating event has impacted the industry. According to several experts, the types of requests for safety and security products have changed since the tragedy.
“We’ve seen a definite uptick in calls concerning glazing in schools,” says Julie Schimmelpenningh, applications manager for Eastman Chemical Co.’s architectural films. “People want to understand what the options ... [Full Story]
Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez says that an even playing fields for all businesses, assuring safe work environments and guaranteeing opportunities of upward mobility will be the keys to avoiding the destructive “race to the bottom” that could imperil America’s security and economic well-being.
Speaking at Monday’s opening day of the Labor Management Cooperation Initiative (LMCI) Finishing Industries Forum in Las Vegas, Perez specifically derided the controversial practice of “misclassification” of workers by some business owners ... [Full Story]
The construction industry continued its slow, but steady climb from the abyss, adding 17,000 jobs in November to account for its most favorable employment numbers in more than four years, according to the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics.
Buoyed by the largest spending increase in four years, the construction industry totaled 5,851,000 jobs in November, with the increase of 178,000 from a year earlier dropping the unemployment rate for workers actively looking for jobs and ... [Full Story]
A federal judge has issued a default judgment against American Architecture Inc. (AAI) and ordered the seizure and sale of remaining company properties to help pay off the bankrupt company’s debts.
Judge Kenneth M. Karas of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued the decree against AAI and Metalteck Inc. last week in the hopes of recovering the more than $11,000 the two companies owe workers in the form of benefits ... [Full Story]
A federal suit resulting from a shattered glass incident at a W Hotel in Texas more than two years ago will be moving forward without one of the original defendants when the pretrial conference begins on Friday morning before Judge Lee Yeakel of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.
Steel Studio USA Inc. recently filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in Delaware and has been released from all claims in the case, ... [Full Story]
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