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  • Mexico's Vitro SAB completed the sale of U.S. subsidiaries, including Vitro America and Super Sky Products, to Sun Capital affiliate American Glass Enterprises for about $55 million on June 17, according to a same-day report in The Washington Post.  Sun Capital Partners is the private investment firm that purchased Arch Aluminum & Glass in February 2010 and United...
  • Mexican glass maker Vitro SAB received bankruptcy-court approval to sell Vitro America LLC and three other U.S. units, including Super Sky Products, to Sun Capital Partners affiliate American Glass Enterprises, according to a June 13 report from Dow Jones & Co., Inc. Sun Capital has said it intends to integrate the U.S. subsidiaries of Mexico's largest glassmaker to Arch Aluminum &...
  • In a letter to customers dated June 8, 2011, Viracon announced it would increase prices by approximately 8 percent on all quote requests received on or after June 20, 2011. All outstanding quotations prior to that date will be honored for the period stated in the terms of each specific quotation, wrote Kelly Schuller, senior vice president, in the letter obtained by Glass Magazine."By now, I am...
  • In a letter to customers dated June 8, 2011, Viracon announced it would increase prices by approximately 8 percent on all quote requests received on or after June 20, 2011. All outstanding quotations prior to that date will be honored for the period stated in the terms of each specific quotation, wrote Kelly Schuller, senior vice president, in the letter obtained by Glass Magazine."By now, I am...
  • The central stairs of the new Franklin County Common Pleas Courthouse seem almost to float up from the ground floor, suspended in a foyer of light and glass.However, the aesthetic appeal of the stairway has an unfortunate side-effect: People can see up a woman's skirt from the busy walkway under the stairs, according to a June 8 Columbus Dispatch report.For now, security guards have been told to...
  • Xinyi Glass Holdings Ltd. ignited the furnace for a trial run at its new float glass production line in the Wuqing Development Zone in Tianjin, China. According to a June 8 TodayIR news release. the production line has a daily melting capacity of 1,000 tons, and is one of the largest capacity, specialized glass production lines in the country.  
  • National Glass, Langley, British Columbia, is partnering with Technical Glass Products, Snoqualmie, Wash., to distribute the FireLite family of fire-rated ceramic glass products throughout Western Canada. The new alliance will help National Glass provide architects, glaziers and other building and design professionals with a broader range of fire-rated glazing solutions and allow for quicker...
  • In a June 2 letter to customers obtained by Glass Magazine, Pilkington North America, Toledo, Ohio, announced it would increase prices of its float glass products, effective June 30, 2011, as follows:Clear products: 2.3 mm through 12 mm by 10 percent; 15 mm and 19 mm by 7 percentTinted products by 8 percentPilkington Optiwhite low-iron glass by 8 percentPyrolytic coated products by 6...
  • Officials of PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, announced that shipments of Solarban 70XL glass--a triple-silver-coated, solar-control, low-emissivity product--have surpassed 94 million square feet.In a June 7 release, Glenn Miner, PPG director, construction, flat glass, said that Solarban 70XL glass has been installed on more than 300 commercial buildings. Had the same buildings been glazed with...
  • Germany's Odersun AG, a manufacturer of custom solar modules, and the FranzenGroup, a designer and installer of façade and solar systems, have announced that they will work together in the sector of integrated building photovoltaics, according to a June 7 release. Together, they will further promote the integration of solar components in curtain-wall type, rear-ventilated façades."...
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