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  • 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...
  • China's exports of rare earth metals burst through the $100,000-per-tonne mark for the first time in February, up almost ninefold from a year before, while the volume of trade stayed far below historical averages.Cerium oxide, one of the 17 elements that compose rare earth minerals, is the most efficient polishing material for glass, float glass manufacturers also use cerium oxide as a raw...
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  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...
  • BairdThomsenKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, according to a Jan. 10 announcement from the company. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG...
  • Apogee Enterprises, Inc. has acquired Alumicor Ltd., the Toronto-based fabricator of aluminum frames for window, storefront, entrance and curtain-wall products for the Canadian commercial construction market. The transaction is valued at approximately $52 million.Alumicor will be the seventh stand-alone business in the Apogee portfolio. Apogee is also parent company of Viracon, Harmon,...