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PPG Profile 55 Hudson Yards

PPG Profile 55 Hudson Yards

Posted: September 17, 2021 | Tradewinds

Now the city's next generation of architectural heritage has emerged at Hudson Yards, the largest private real estate development in U.S. history, and PPG metal coatings are again playing an integral role. Six towers measuring more than 50 stories in height have been designed by some of the world's best-known architectural firms, and at least three of those firms have chosen to specify PPG coatings for exterior or interior components of their projects. 

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Building the Trade Workforce of the Future

Building the Trade Workforce of the Future

Posted: September 17, 2021 | Tradewinds

In the middle of September, 2021, Stanley Black & Decker announced that it is launching a 5-year, up to $25 million commitment to fund vocational skills training and re-skilling programs in the construction and manufacturing sectors. Beginning October 1, nonprofits around the globe can apply for grants as part of the “Empower Makers” Global Impact Challenge. The program is a critical component of Stanley Black & Decker’s corporate social responsibility program that includes a goal to empower 10 million makers by the year 2030. The Impact Challenge is expected to skill and re-skill up to 3 million makers over the next five years.

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ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Plummets in August; Contractor Confidence Down

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Plummets in August; Contractor Confidence Down

Posted: September 17, 2021 | Tradewinds

Associated Builders and Contractors reports that its Construction Backlog Indicator fell sharply to 7.7 months in August, according to an ABC member survey conducted Aug. 19 to Sep.1. The reading is down 0.8 months from July 2021 and down 0.3 months from August 2020.

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Vitro Architectural Glass launches Intercept LiteLock™ system

Vitro Architectural Glass launches Intercept LiteLock™ system

Posted: September 17, 2021 | Tradewinds

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) and GED Integrated Solutions, LLC (GED) have announced the launch of Intercept LiteLock™, a new extruder tip and sealant bead application system that provides licensees of Intercept® insulating glass technology with enhanced efficiency, performance and quality improvements.

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Prices For Key Construction Materials Continue To Increase In August While Contractors Struggle To Get Those Products Delivered On Time

Prices For Key Construction Materials Continue To Increase In August While Contractors Struggle To Get Those Products Delivered On Time

Posted: September 17, 2021 | Tradewinds

Construction Officials Call for Immediate Removal of Tariffs on Key Construction Materials, Urge Congress and the Administration to Take Steps to Repair “Every Level” of the Supply Chain

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