Latest News in Auto Glass

  • A factory in Essex, U.K., owned by Pilkington has closed, resulting in the loss of 30 jobs. Company officials said alternative employment was being sought at its other sites in the United Kingdom for workers at the Paycocke Road factory in Basildon. They said a new facility producing glass for solar energy manufacturers would create 130 jobs in the St. Helens area, according to a March...
  • The Glass Alliance products received a warm welcome at Gulf Glass, March 7-9, in Abu Dhabi, according to a March 31 release. The Glass Alliance international network, comprising Fenzi,  Italy, Alu-Pro, Italy, and Rolltech, Denmark, markets and distributes elements needed to produce I.G. systems. The Middle Eastern market, recovering as the rest of the world from a slowdown in...
  • On March 29, the Department of Commerce imposed countervailing duties of 8.02 percent and 374.15 percent on aluminum extrusion products from China after determining Chinese extruders had an unfair competitive advantage due to government subsidies.  The DOC also imposed anti-dumping duties of between 32.79 percent and 33.28 percent on Chinese aluminum extrusion imports after concluding...
  • Guardian Auto Glass LLC, Worthington, Ohio, opened its first store in the Denver area, according to a March 25 release. The store, at 7350 W. 88th Avenue, Unit T, Arvada, CO 80021, provides automobile glass replacement services.The new location has been formed using the local ownership/management model, which Guardian Auto Glass LLC uses as it expands its footprint into new markets...
  • In March, a new year of noteworthy international events opened for Gimav, the Association of Italian manufacturers and suppliers of machinery, equipment and special products for glass processing, according to a March 29 release. Market indicators point to potential growth for the industry this year, and the machinery designed in Italy, known and appreciated around the world, is ready to outshine...
  • Turkey's glass manufacturer Şişecam declared 484.3 million Turkish Lira [$311.2 million] net profit in 2010. (one USD equals 1.553 TL).Şişecam stated on Friday [March 25] that its consolidated sales increased 15 percent to 4.2 billion TL in 2010 when compared to 2009. Its export volume reached 800 million TL last year, according to a March 25 Today's Zaman report.
  • This year, GPD Finland, June 17-20, in Tampere, Finland, will offer a new workshop: "The Future of the Architectural Glass Industry," according to a March 25 release.This innovative workshop is targeted at top management, factory owners, and professionals of product development, sales and marketing interested in discovering what  mega-trends will shape the architectural glass...
  • Officials at GlassRenu, Pacheco, Calif., announced a sales partnership with ABC Window Cleaning Supply, Lakewood, Colo., effective immediately, according to a March 23 release.In response to a growing demand for scratch removal and glass restoration tools in the window cleaning community, GlassRenu’s appointment of ABC Window Cleaning Supply provides the manufacturer a wider distribution channel...
  • The retired publisher of Glass Digest magazine, Oscar S. (Bud) Glasberg passed away last week at the age of 87. He was involved in the glass industry for more than 30 years, joining New York-based Ashlee Publishing Co. in 1959 as editor and publisher.During his time at Glass Digest in the 1960s and 1970s, Glasberg worked actively with the National Glass Dealers Association, now the National Glass...
  • Most of the 17,000 YKK Group employees in Japan are safe, and have survived the earthquake and tsunami that occurred off the northeast coast of Japan on March 11, according to a March 16 release. The company is quickly working to confirm the safety of all of its employees, including a number of second and third shift employees at the YKK AP Tohoku plant.YKK's Fastening Group facilities in...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...