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  • Officials at PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, announced that they anticipate first quarter 2011 earnings to be in the range of $1.30 to $1.35 per diluted share, according  to a March 30 release. This compares with adjusted earnings of 69 cents per diluted share and 18 cents per diluted share in the first quarters of 2010 and 2009, respectively.“Our aggressive cost focus, coupled with...
  • 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...
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  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....