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  • 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...
  • Xiehua Glass Co., Shanghai, China, installed Bystronic's compact’line, in summer 2010, according to a March 21 release. In addition to the low capital costs, features of the line include the compact plant layout, diverse expansion possibilities, as well as a smooth material flow that ensures optimal results. WuJi Wang, production planner at Xiehua Glass, is particularly impressed by the press...
  • The participant and invited guest registration for Glass Performance Days China 2011, May 9-10, in Shanghai, is now open, according to a March 21 release. This is  the 9th edition of GPD China that will focus on technological novelties in architectural and solar glass.Click here to register. Click here for program highlights.The deadline for the lower participant...
  • Industry members will gather at the Paris Las Vegas Resort this week to attend Glass Week, the Building Envelope Contractors Conference and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Annual Conference.Glass Week, an annual Glass Association of North America event, features meetings of GANA's seven divisions, including Technical, Marketing, Energy and more, and will run March...
  • Vidrios Lirquén, the NSG Group's float glass joint venture in Chile, has resumed production and has reaffirmed its commitment to the Chilean market, according to a March 17 release.The Vidrios Lirquén float tank in the Concepción region of Chile has resumed production just over 12 months after being put out of action by the earthquake which struck the region in February 2010.Vidrios Lirquén is...
  • Vitrum Industries, Langley, BC, hired Bruce Robinson as sales manager. He will lead the sales and customer service team throughout Western Canada. With more than 11 years of experience in the glass industry, he will be a central part in Vitrum's continued growth in the years to come.“We are very pleased to have Bruce leading our sales team," said Thomas Martini, president, Vitrum Industries, in...
  • NSG Group facilities in Japan did not sustain any significant damages from the strong earthquake that struck off the coast of northeast Japan March 11, according to a March 14 release. None of NSG's employees are missing or were injured.Read the full release.
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded Saint-Gobain, France, the Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award. The award recognizes the company's leadership in energy management and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Through its U.S. subsidiaries, the company becomes the first and only manufacturer of glass containers or fiber glass insulation ever to receive the award, according to a...
  • Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich., will expand its current operations in Chester County, S.C., according to a March 16 release. The $45 million investment is expected to generate 50 new jobs.“We are pleased to be able to expand our operations in South Carolina," said Tom Wunderlich, plant manager for Guardian’s Chester County facility, in the release. "Chester County has provided us...
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • 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...