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  • Experts at Outlook 2010 say economy is on the mend, but recovery will be slow, difficult
    The recession that gripped the nation since December 2007 is beginning to end, but we are not out of the woods, said the economists at the Outlook 2010 Executive Conference, Oct. 15-16, Washington, D.C.
  • ViraconCharles Boyer has joined Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., as vice president of research, process and product development. He will oversee the research and development and coating development departments, and will work closely with these teams to energize product development efforts and improve technologies utilized to support Viracon’s customer-facing activities.Boyer has 24 years...
  • The financial crisis has had a deep impact on economic activity over the last 18 months. What started as a problem related to the securitization of sub-prime mortgages has expanded to affect practically all aspects of the economy.
  • Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors, Arlington, Va., said $135 billion of the $787 billion stimulus package would likely end up being used for various construction projects. He expected about $30 billion to $40 billion of that amount to be spent this year.The table below breaks down stimulus spending by category and agency.
  • Vitrum 2009 took place at Fiera Milano, Milan, Oct. 28-31. Read the following articles for an overview of the international trade show for machinery, equipment and systems for flat and hollow glass; glass; and finished products.Vitrum 2009 sees increase in number of visitorsVitrum: Worst not quite over for European industrial productionVitrum wraps up
  • Industry prepares for economic rebound
    We’re closing in—if we’re not there already—to the bottom of the trough, said Rod Van Buskirk, president, Bacon and Van Buskirk, Champaign, Ill., during the State of the Industry panel discussion, Sept. 30, at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, in Atlanta. “It could get worse, but I don’t think it’s going to get too much worse, if it...
  • Edgetech I.G.Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, appointed George Wilson director of business development, responsible for seeking strategic business opportunities in North America, as well as globally. He has more than 15 years of experience in high-level, strategic positions. Wilson was general manager for Federal Mogul’s Lighting Division and oversaw manufacturing operations at six plants in...
  • CommercialOliver Stepe, senior vice president, YKK AP America Inc., Austell, Ga.We try to keep an eye on what’s going on in [regards to] trends. One of the most effective ways we do this is by having a good level of participation within [the American Architectural Manufacturers Association‎, Schaumburg, Ill.], and [the National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md.]. Employees...
  • Diversification, marketing, personnel key to moving beyond recession to recovery
    To maintain profitability and attract new customers, glass companies are diversifying, be it in the form of products, services or new markets.
  • Q&A with Gary Jones, Manko Window Systems
    Exhibitors on the floor at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo expressed optimism and touted new products and services in Atlanta, Sept. 30-Oct. 2. And the attendees, while fewer in number than last year, were buyers and decision makers checking out the new offerings. During the show, I sat down with one such buyer, Gary Jones, president, Manko Window Systems, Manhattan, Kan....
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