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  • PPG Industries Inc. announced plans to establish its North American Architectural Coatings headquarters in Butler County, Pa., and expand the company’s existing technology center in Allegheny County, adding more than 300 new jobs, according to a Sept. 23 report from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.“PPG has called Pennsylvania home to its global headquarters for...
  • Architectural Testing Inc. opened a regional office in Chicago, promising improved efficiency and effectiveness to clients for field testing and consulting in the Midwest, according to a Sept. 26 company release. ATI will offer services focused on Building Envelope Commissioning, consulting services, and field quality control testing and inspection from this office.ATI Project Manager, Derek W....
  • Global Specialty Gases completed construction of its 12,000-square-foot specialty gases fill plant in Bethlehem, Pa, and has already begun shipping internationally, according to a Sept. 4 press release. The facility, Global Gases’ first location in the United States, is equipped with state-of-the-art filling, blending and analytical equipment, and utilizes Global Specialty Gases’ proprietary...
  • Alliance Glazing Technologies, which ranked No. 19 on Glass Magazine's Top 50 Glaziers list, opened a new office in Englewood, Colo., according to an Aug. 21 press release.“Colorado has always been a target market for Alliance," said Dan Shields, national sales director, in the release. "We are excited about the number of projects already coming in for the area, and we are ready to take care...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. has opened a 110,000-square-foot facility in Rock Hill, S.C., that offers both CRL and U.S. Aluminum products. The new warehouse features a large display showroom, and brings CRL inventories and services closer to customers in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia, according to company officials. Steve Jordan and John Adimaro will manage the operation. 
  • Aldora Aluminum and Glass Products Inc. is merging with Coastal Glass Distributors Inc. Under the agreement, Aldora and Coastal will operate independently while sharing common ownership. Both companies' senior management will continue in their current roles and participate as owners, according to a July 29 release. The new entity will be headquartered in Miramar, Fla.“This transaction...
  • The National Glass Association's Glass Management Institute will launch a series of six webinars, June 25, led by distinguished leaders of the glass and glazing industry. The online, interactive classes will cover the following topics:Leadership. Russell Huffer, former Apogee CEO, will provide attendees insight into how to lead their companies during challenging economic times and gain leverage...
  • To increase profitability, especially of the machine business, Glaston, Finland, has merged its Pre-processing and Heat Treatment business areas to form the new Machines BA business area, according to an April 22 company release.As part of the restructuring, Glaston will close a machines manufacturing plant in Cinnaminson, N.J. The manufacturing of U.S. tempering lines will be transferred to...
  • The Employee Free Choice Act of 2009--otherwise known as "card check"--is organized labor's dream. As a practical matter, this legislation, pursued by both the Obama administration and the Democratic Congress, would do away with the secret ballot in the unionization process. Although card check's advocates and critics have spilled much ink arguing about the bill's fundamental fairness...
  • In a setback for organized labor, Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter said Tuesday he will oppose a bill that would make it easier for workers to form unions.Specter was the only Republican to support the Employee Free Choice Act two years ago, and unions were hoping he might be the crucial 60th vote needed to overcome an expected GOP filibuster of the measure when it's taken up this summer,...
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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...