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  • Engineers have developed a new composite material of glass fibers, which they say reduces the thickness and cost of blast-proof windows.As well as protecting against terrorism, the new thinner windows could be used to shield buildings from hurricane winds and earthquake damage.“Currently, blast-resistant window glass is more than 1 inch (2.54 cm) thick, which is much thicker than standard...
  • The chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America echoed a common refrain Thursday [Sept. 10]: No one's making loans to developers, so the nation's commercial construction market won't improve anytime soon.Kenneth Simonson didn't deliver just bad news Thursday morning at the San Antonio branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas downtown.Speaking to the San Antonio Business...
  • On Aug. 24, Los Angeles-based, C.R. Laurence Co., opened a 36,000-square-foot facility in Ilsfeld, Germany, north of Stuttgart, according to a Sept. 10 release. Formerly located in Bad Wimpfen, the new location brings the products and services closer to Stuttgart.“This is an important segment of our European strategy," said Donald E. Friese, chairman and CEO, in the release. "We...
  • Thomas D. Lee Jr., who ran his family's glass business for nearly six decades, died Monday [Sept. 7] at the Hadlow Center for Caring of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida of complications of a stroke. He was 85.The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Thursday [Sept. 10] at Southside Baptist Church, 1435 Atlantic Blvd. The funeral will follow at 11, according to a Sept. 9...
  • Britain and China have agreed trade and investment deals worth $500 million, including help for U.K. low carbon products and services, the British government said on Thursday [Sept. 10].The new contracts include a deal between Pilkington Group Ltd., the U.K. unit of Japanese glassmaker Nippon Sheet Glass Co., and the Chinese glassmaker Shanghai Yaohua Pilkington Glass to build a new factory for...
  • First Solar Inc. said Tuesday [Sept. 8] it has received initial approval from the Chinese government to build what may become the largest solar field in the world.First Solar, which makes more solar cells than any other company, said it struck a tentative 10-year deal to build in China's vast desert north of the Great Wall. The project would eventually blanket 25 square miles of Inner...
  • A man was crushed to death in a tragic accident at his family glass business tonight.The 49-year-old was working alone in the company factory of GW Glass [Australia] when he tried to move large storages of glass at about 9.20 p.m. The small, family-run company has machinery to move glass, however somehow the man became caught between two piles that fell in a domino effect and crushed him,...
  • Nonfarm payroll employment fell by 216,000 and the unemployment rate climbed to 9.7 percent in August, seasonally adjusted (9.6 percent, not seasonally adjusted), the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday [Sept. 4]. The job drop overall was the smallest in a year, but construction employment fell 65,000, close to the average for the past three months. That decline accounted for 30...
  • A coalition of environmental, labor, veterans and religious groups formally launched a national lobbying campaign Tuesday [Sept. 8] aimed at mobilizing grass-roots support for passage of a Senate climate bill this fall.The group--dubbed Clean Energy Works--marks perhaps the most ambitious effort yet to enact legislation that would cap greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming. The...
  • Plans for a new 200-meter high super sustainable skyscraper in Shenzhen, China, have been unveiled.The 96,000-square-meter building will be the regional headquarters for the Shenzhen Energy Co.The façade will be made with folded skin that shades the office complex from direct sunlight and integrates solar thermal panels, reducing the overall energy consumption of the building, according to...
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
  • 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...