Posts Tagged ‘ AGC ’

AGC Upgrades Italian Facility

Nov 10th, 2017

After a three-month cold repair process and an approximate $29 million investment, AGC Flat Glass Italia inaugurated its new float line in Cuneo last week. The upgraded float line will increase the plant’s capacity while reducing energy consumption by 25 percent, according to a release from the company.  This will lead to a reduction in […]

AGC Increases Net Sales of Glass

Aug 16th, 2017

AGC Group increased net sales in its glass segment through the first half of 2017 on a year-over-year basis, according to the company’s latest financial report. Sales were $3.23 billion for the period, up 4.1 percent from the same timeframe a year ago. AGC said this is “mainly because shipments of architectural glass remained favorable […]

Washington Takes Aim at Skilled Labor Concerns

Jun 28th, 2017

The construction industry, particularly the segments that deal with the installation of doors and windows, has plenty of work on its plate. The question is whether it can continue to meet demand with a shortage in skilled labor and quality craft workers. Both the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government have taken steps […]

April Newscast: The AIA Show 2017

Apr 27th, 2017

Glass products have a huge presence at the 2017 AIA Show, which opened today in Orlando. Take a look at what some companies have to offer. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

Falls and Specialty Trades Lead in Construction Fatalities

Apr 10th, 2017

A new study on fatalities in the construction industry reinforced many previous conclusions regarding the sector’s safety practices, but it also ran contrary to some long-held assumptions. The report, Preventing Fatalities in the Construction Industry, was compiled by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech University. […]

Mixed Results for January Construction Spending

Mar 3rd, 2017

Construction spending slipped from December to January but increased from a year ago, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Construction spending in January totaled $1.18 trillion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, according to AGC chief economist Ken Simonson. He adds that the January rate was down 1 percent […]

Material Costs Jump in 2016

Feb 17th, 2017

The cost of materials used in construction rose significantly faster than the price of completed buildings, according to an analysis of federal producer price data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). “Steep price hikes have hit a wide range of key materials used in construction in the past few months, and contractors have […]

Most States Add Construction Jobs as Firms Struggle with Shortage

Jan 26th, 2017

Thirty-two states added construction jobs in 2016, though a lack of experienced workers kept contractors in many states from hiring as many employees as they would have preferred, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) of Labor Department data and the association’s own survey. “Although the number of states reporting […]

Metro Areas Show Slow Job Growth in November

Dec 23rd, 2016

Construction employment growth in metropolitan areas was at a four-year low in November on a year-over-year basis, according to analysis of federal data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). From November 2015 to November 2016, 211 metro areas added jobs. “Considering that spending levels remain relatively robust for most market segments, firms in […]

One-Third of Metro Areas Shed Construction Jobs

Dec 2nd, 2016

Construction employment declined or was stagnant in a third of U.S. metropolitan areas over the last 12 months, according to an analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). “Too many construction firms that build vital infrastructure projects are finding less work to bid on today than just a few […]

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