September 27, 2013
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...
September 26, 2013
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....
September 5, 2013
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...
August 22, 2013
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...
August 16, 2013
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.
July 29, 2013
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...
April 30, 2013
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...
April 22, 2009
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...
March 30, 2009
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...
March 25, 2009
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,...