Posts Tagged ‘ Florida ’

Is Florida Prepared for a Hurricane?

Jun 8th, 2015

June 1 marked the official start of hurricane season. Fortunately, Florida has gone through a decade without a hurricane making landfall (the longest time between hurricanes that I can remember). Going back to 2005 when the last hurricanes impacted Florida, it was one of the worst years on record. Then, five hurricanes and two tropical […]

AGC Consolidating Fabrication Facility in Jacksonville to Atlanta Area

Jul 3rd, 2014

AGC Glass Company North America announced it will consolidate its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s 200,000-plus-square-foot facility in Lithia Spring, Ga., in the Atlanta area. The move, which is expected to be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014, will bring all processes under one roof. According to the company, […]

Getting Down to Business – The Best and Worst States for Door and Window Companies

May 19th, 2014


It’s hard enough running a business. But in certain states, it may be even harder for door and window companies than others. Texas and Florida are number one and two, respectively, in terms of the best and worst states to do business, while New York and California round out numbers 49 and 50. This is […]

Hurricane-Prone Florida Among States Lauded for Strengthened Building Codes

Sep 27th, 2013

Gorell's AMP hurricane window

Tammy Solomon doesn’t think the statute that requires wind- and impact-resistant glass for exterior glass doors and windows throughout most of Florida should be a one-size-fits-all mandate. Solomon, the purchaser/buyer at Jacksonville-based First Coast Glass and Repair, says flying debris is hardly the primary worry for her many clients who live on or near a […]