Tint World Opens Five New Franchise Locations

Mar 12th, 2014

Tint World® recently announced the addition of five new franchises, with their stores currently in development and scheduled to open over the next few months. “I can’t help but be so proud and excited every time we expand our family of franchise owners into new market locations,” says Tint World Franchise CEO Charles Bonfiglio. “Continual […]

Nonresidential Construction Spending Remains Frozen in January

Mar 12th, 2014

Nonresidential construction spending declined for the second consecutive month, falling 0.3 percent in January, but is up 6.5 percent over the past year, according to a March 3 release by the U.S. Census Bureau. Spending for the month totaled $578.7 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized basis. “Wicked weather has produced a temporary halt to […]

Construction Industry Adds 15,000 Jobs in February

Mar 12th, 2014

Construction employment grew by 15,000 workers in February despite harsh winter working conditions, raising industry employment to the highest level since June 2009, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). “The rate of construction hiring has outpaced job growth in the overall economy for the past […]

Leading Markets Index Shows 59 Metros at or Above Normal Levels

Mar 12th, 2014

Markets in 59 out of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released yesterday. This represents a net gain of one from the previous month. The index’s nationwide score […]

Virginia House Rejects Proposal to Add Window Film Testing to State Auto Inspection

Mar 5th, 2014

A recently proposed bill in Virginia to add window film to the list of items checked during state auto inspection was voted down yesterday, March 4, by the House of Delegates.

Construction Spending Posts Biggest Increase Since 2006

Mar 4th, 2014

Total construction spending in January posted the steepest year-over-year increase since 2006, with growth in public construction as well as private residential and nonresidential spending, according to an analysis of new Census Bureau data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). “Overall construction spending increased in January compared with both December and January 2013 […]

Service Group Distribution and Maxpro Announce Distributing Partnership

Mar 4th, 2014

Fullerton, Calif.-based Service Group Distribution (SGD) announced that it has partnered with Maxpro Window Films to distribute Pro CP and Pro HP Automotive Window Film lines in nine markets. Maxpro awarded SGD exclusive distributorship in states including California, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Hawaii. “Maxpro manufactures great window film,” says Earl Mangune, […]

Virginia Looking to Add Window Film Testing to State Auto Inspection

Feb 26th, 2014

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A new bill making its way through the Virginia General Assembly could add window film to the list of items checked during state auto inspection. Senate bill 408 (SB480) would require that the, “Department of State Police shall amend 19VAC30-70 of the Virginia Administrative Code so that a motor vehicle safety inspection shall include inspection […]

Flat Glass Prices Fall for the Fourth Time in Five Months

Feb 25th, 2014

Flat glass prices dipped .6 percent from December to January, marking the fourth such fall in prices within the last five months, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) Report issued by the U.S. Labor Department. The only increase came from October to November, when the prices of flat glass rose 1.3 percent. The […]

Glass Apps Recognized by Houzz

Feb 25th, 2014

Culver City, Calif.-based Glass Apps has been awarded “Best of Houzz” by Houzz, an online platform for home remodeling and design. The company was recognized in the customer satisfaction category. Customer satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. “We are […]