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  • A 37-year-old cargo handler died crushed under a sheet of glass weighing almost two tonnes which fell on top of him as he was helping to move it yesterday morning.Carmelo Balzan, of Marsascala, [Malta] was standing on a road in Żebbuġ as the heavy glass, encased in a wooden frame, was being maneuvered out of a container by a fork lifter, sources said.
  • Dot your “i”s and cross your “t"s. In April 2009, the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards Council will begin auditing AGRSS-registered companies to ensure they are in compliance with the standard, officials announced at the group’s International Auto Glass Safety Conference Nov. 5 in Las Vegas.

  • The Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards Council urged registered shops to recall any glass they have installed related to the DOT 430 and 628 recalls, in a March 31 letter.In December 2007, officials of Safelite, Columbus, Ohio, reported several DOT 430 part numbers to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, D.C. These curved tempered replacement glass parts,...

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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., according to an August 27 release.Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CRL will continue to be independently managed and operated as a subsidiary of OBE and will retain all existing management structures and personnel. The company has eight...
  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...