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How Flat Glass Prices Have Trended Since the Recession

Compared to other major materials used in the construction industry, flat glass is rather mild in its price fluctuations over time. However, glass does have its ups and downs just like everything else. Businesses throughout the supply chain have reported to us cost increases related to glass at various...
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Glass and Glazing Construction Was up in 2018

Spending on glass- and glazing-related construction increased in 2018, though at a moderately lower rate than overall construction, according to Key Media & Research analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Total construction spending increased 1.6 percent in 2018 compared to 2017 on a seasonally adjusted, annualized rate, the Census...
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December Employment: Glass and Glazing at a Glance

The year 2018 finished with a bang in terms of glass and glazing industry-related employment. While employment spiked in December across the U.S. economy in most major sectors, construction and manufacturing were particularly strong, according to the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Construction employment increased...
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More Positive Jobs Numbers in February

The latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics was positive for all construction-related sectors on both a monthly and yearly basis. Overall Construction The national construction industry as a whole saw a 3.7-percent increase in employment from February 2017 and 0.9 percent from January 2018. According to...
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Mixed Numbers for Glass-Laden Building Segments to Start 2018

Construction spending was mostly up in January from a year ago for most building segments that use large amounts of glass, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau report. On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, nonresidential construction saw a slight 0.1-percent decrease between December 2017 and January 2018 in...
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