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Maiz named president of Vitro Architectural Glass

Posted: December 4, 2018 | Tradewinds

Current president Richard Beuke set to retire on March 31, 2019

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced that Ricardo Maiz has been named president of the company effective January 1, 2019, succeeding Richard Beuke, who had held the post since 2016.

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Construction Material Prices Rebound in September, Says ABC

Posted: December 3, 2018 | Tradewinds

Prices for inputs to construction rose 0.3 percent in September and are 7.4 percent higher than a year ago, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today.

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October Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 45 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

Posted: November 30, 2018 | Tradewinds

Estimated October construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 45 states on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors.

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New Home Sales Drop 8.9 Percent in October as Affordability Challenges Persist

Posted: November 30, 2018 | Tradewinds

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 544,000 units in October after an upwardly revised September report, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This is the lowest sales pace since December 2016. However, on a year-to-date basis, sales are up 2.8 percent from this time in 2017.

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Hurricane Ready™ Garage Doors Are Not Just For Coastal Homes

Posted: November 19, 2018 | Tradewinds

Any architect that is involved with construction in coastal areas is already quite familiar with specifying reinforced hurricane-rated garage doors that protect against wind-blown debris. They are a longstanding requirement established by code in south Florida, Texas, and other regions. In recent years as the devastating effects of tropical storms as well as tornados have been mapped and studied, there is a broader perspective arising that suggests this wind protection specification is not just for beach houses any more.

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