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  • Measuring Residual Stresses in Glass Products, a new technical and professional training course sponsored by ASTM International, focuses on using non-destructive photo-elastic methods of stress analysis in quality control processes to improve yield, productivity, and help prevent costly field failures, according to an Aug. 4 release. This new course covers: principles of stress measurement in...
  • Construction spending in June totaled $966 billion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, 0.3 percent above the revised May estimate but 10 percent  below the June 2008 level, the Census Bureau reported on Monday [Aug. 3]. Private residential spending was up 0.5 percent for the month but down 30 percent from a year earlier, as new single-family construction increased 2.4 ...
  • Southern Aluminum Finishing Co., Atlanta, will offer aluminum extrusions, sheet and services for designers, installers and manufacturers of renewable energy equipment and support structures, according to an Aug. 4 company release. According to a REN21 Renewables Global Status Report released this spring, most sectors of the renewable energy market have increased by double digits despite a...
  • Workers with CBO Glass installed glass panels Monday [Aug. 3] to begin enclosing the atrium of the Carousel Center mall addition in Syracuse [N.Y.].Work on the expansion, the first phase of the proposed Destiny USA complex, came to a halt in June after Citigroup stopped advancing money on a $155 million loan to the project, according to an Aug. 4 Syracuse.com report.
  • The willingness of some Democrats to drop the "card check" portion of a union organizing bill has led opponents of the measure to intensify their attack on another major provision: binding arbitration if a new union and management can't agree on a first contract within 120 days."We suspected from the beginning that the binding arbitration was packaged with the elimination of the...
  • Today Sapa, Sweden, completed its purchase of U.S. aluminum extrusion company, Indalex, in accordance with the terms of the asset purchase agreement entered into between them on June 16, 2009, according to a July 31 release.As a part of the purchase, Sapa acquired Indalex’s 11 active plants, six in the U.S. and five in Canada, with two cast houses and 29 presses and a total...
  • In another sign that the recession is easing and companies are looking ahead to growth in 2010, several leading industry firms announced plans to expand their presence at this fall’s GlassBuild America Expo in Atlanta.“This news is a strong indication that the markets are recovering and firms are refocusing on growth. It is equally heartening that these firms – and the hundreds...
  • In its long history, St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church in downtown Baltimore has seen its share of saints, sinners and Baltimore weather.The first two have been easier to accommodate than the third, which has taken its toll on the church. A costly renovation is under way to make amends.A few days ago, workers climbed scaffolding and removed two fragile stained-glass windows from the church's...
  • An Ohio man who fell through the roof of Salt Rock Elementary School last summer is suing the roofing company for which he worked, alleging it was responsible for the unmarked skylight that he says caused his fall.Paul Arthur of Ironton, Ohio, filed a lawsuit April 1 in Cabell Circuit Court against Boggs Roofing Inc. That suit was later removed to federal court by Boggs Roofing, according to a...
  • A company based in Arizona's "Valley of the Sun" went abroad to the much less sunny Germany to find the market opportunity that made it one of the fastest growing manufacturers of solar modules in the world, said its CEO, Michael Ahearn.Ahearn, founder as well as CEO of First Solar Inc., was named the 2009 Dean's Council of 100 Executive of the Year by the W. P. Carey...
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  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...
  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...