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November 5, 2019
From Glass Magazine
Construction Starts to Decline in 2020, per Dodge Outlook
Dodge Data & Analytics released its 2020 Dodge Construction Outlook, predicting total U.S. construction starts will slip to $776 billion in 2020, a decline of 4 percent from the 2019 estimated level of activity. “Easing economic growth driven by mounting trade tensions and lack of skilled labor will lead to a broad based, but orderly, pullback in construction starts in 2020," says Richard Branch, chief economist for Dodge Data & Analytics.

Industry News
Frameless Hardware Company Officially Launches
Bavelloni SpA Signs Agreement to Acquire Glaston Mexico
Tecnoglass to Build Float Plant in Colombia
U-M Taubman College and Guardian Industries Announce Research Partnership
Bonnell Aluminum Rebrands
Federal Reserve Cuts Interest Rates for Third Time in 2019
People News
Wausau Expands Architectural Sales Team and Territories
YKK AP America Hires New Architectural Sales Representative in Boston
Jack Sussman, Glass Industry Veteran, Passes Away
Product Spotlight
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Glass Business is Sound Business for New Glass Guru Franchisees
By Norah Dick
I recently had the opportunity to speak with Michael and Valarie Gomm, the husband-and-wife team behind the new The Glass Guru franchise in Wichita, Kansas. We discussed Michael's background in the aerospace industry, Valarie's work as the family "CFO," the recession-averse nature of the community-based glass business, and more.
From the Fabricator: Bring on the Innovation
By Max Perilstein
Last week I mentioned preferring old-fashioned approaches to new technology, and it dawned on me that I needed to clarify that. I am old fashioned or even the “get off my lawn” sort of guy at home. But in the workplace, give me all of the innovation you can get. 
Project News
Fairfield Inn & Suites Harrisburg International Airport Features Noise-Abating Rehau Windows
Fairfield Inn & Suites at Harrisburg International Airport is a 123-room, Marriott-branded property located directly adjacent to Pennsylvania’s third largest airport. With gate areas only a short walk away, the hotel serves more than 1.2 million travelers each year. Guests will not be bothered by airport sounds, thanks to the project’s Rehau windows.


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