March 25, 2013
The Affordable Care Act, often referred to as Obamacare, requires reporting of the aggregate cost of applicable employersponsored coverage on an employee’s W-2 Wage and Tax Statement. According to Internal Revenue Service Notice 2010-69, reporting was optional for all employers in 2011 and for employers issuing less than 250 W-2 forms in 2012.However, reporting will be required on the W-2 form...
October 31, 2011
While total new construction is down compared to 2010, Dietrich predicts the sector is growing and will end 2012 above 2011 levels. Source: Institute for Trend Research. The United States economy is emerging, albeit slowly, from the Great Recession, and the construction industry is starting to experience sluggish growth. Glass companies looking to take advantage of the market need...
Executives discuss the positives and the negatives
April 22, 2011
U.S. companies, big and small, are starting to feel the effects of health care reform.
ITC to follow with its ruling on or before May 12
April 4, 2011
Editor’s note: This article is compiled from releases posted on the Aluminum Extruders Council Web site, www.aec.org; local news reports; and independent sources. Look for additional articles on the subject in Glass Magazine and on GlassMagazine.com as the story develops further.On March 29, the Department of Commerce imposed countervailing duties of 8.02 percent and 374.15 percent on aluminum...
Glazing professionals discuss effects of higher prices, short supply
February 28, 2011
A short supply of cerium oxide is beginning to alarm members of the glass and glazing industry. The oxide, one of the 17 elements that compose rare earth minerals, is the most efficient polishing material for glass, says Sandrine Douilhet, director of communications, Innovative Materials Sector, Saint-Gobain, France. Float glass manufacturers also use cerium oxide as a raw material in the glass...
Change in codes and standards to spur increased specification
December 17, 2010
Experts say more triple glazing will be used in construction, given the recent code changes in the national, state and local levels, and the Department of Energy’s continued push toward R-5 windows. DOE launched its Highly-Insulating R-5 Windows and Low-e Storm Windows Volume Purchase Program in May 2010, as part of a multi-year integrated strategy to transform the market for high efficiency...
Glaziers, solar integrators or electricians? Industry members discuss
August 20, 2010
As the solar market takes off and the BIPV market gains traction, solar panel installation opens up a big business opportunity for glass and glazing professionals.
What this shift means for glass and glazing contractors
July 16, 2010
Back in March, Kawneer, Norcross, Ga., entered into a strategic partnership with Forster Profile Systems, a Swiss manufacturer of steel and stainless steel framing systems for fire-rated and non-rated applications. The move marked Kawneer’s entry into the steel fire-rated market, reflecting increased demand for alternatives to traditional aluminum framing.“We have seen an increase in architects...
The climb out of this recessionary trough will be mild and extend through 2011
May 21, 2010
Jeff Dietrich, senior analyst, Institute for Trend Research , Concord, N.H., will make a presentation on the economy at the Glazing Executives Forum at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 14-16, Las Vegas. Sahely Mukerji, senior editor, Glass Magazine, spoke to Dietrich about his presentation and the current trends in the economy.
How to handle more complex, demanding language in contract documents
April 28, 2010
Marketing efforts of building product manufacturers have evolved and lengthened warranties