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  • The new headquarters for the mattress people at Serta is no architectural snooze. It is, rather, a quiet beauty that floats lightly, almost dreamily, above the land, evoking Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, the supremely elegant modernist masterpiece that rises on steel stilts along the Fox River.
  • Designs by Thomas Heatherwick for the world’s first all-glass bridge at the entrance to London’s £2 billion King’s Cross Central have been scrapped on cost grounds, developer Argent revealed this week. Speaking to BD, Argent chief executive Roger Madelin said the “gem-like” structure — a 16m-long pedestrian bridge made up of hundreds of glass sheets held...
  • Many real estate sellers are facing tough times in today's economic climate. What to do? One alternative: hope for environmentally conscious green dollars. That's what luxury real estate developer Frank McKinney did. He is pursuing a green strategy with his latest creation, the elaborate Acqua Liana, set on about 1.6 acres on the Atlantic Ocean in Palm Beach County, Florida.Acqua Liana (Tahitian...
  • Apple is on its way to Georgetown. After ordering the computer company to revise its plans four previous times, an architectural review board embraced Apple's new design yesterday for a store it plans to open on Wisconsin Avenue.Gone was the modern expanse of glass that defined the storefront in past renderings, which the Old Georgetown Board had complained was out of character with the...
  • Syracuse Glass Co., Syracuse, N.Y., selected FeneVision from FeneTech, Aurora, Ohio,  to meet its software needs, according to a March 5 company release.“We are using the slower economy as an opportunity to document and review our processes and to see if we can improve them," said John Dwyer, president and CEO, in the release. "The FeneVision ERP software solution is...
  • Co-operation negotiations to bring the building glass operations of Tamglass GlassProcessing, a subsidiary of Glaston Corp., into line with the current marketsituation, have been concluded.As a result, Tamglass Glass Processing will focus its building glass production to Tampere and production at the Lempäälä plant will be wound up by June 15, 2009.Read the full release.
  • Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., Mexico, one of the largest producers and distributors of glass products in the world, announced 4Q'08 unaudited results, March 4. Year over year consolidated net sales declined 17.7 percent mostly affected by a 28.2 percent peso depreciation during the quarter while EBITDA decreased 41.6 percent, according to a company release. The consolidated EBITDA margin decreased to 10....
  • A Chinese manufacturing index climbed for a third month, adding to evidence that a 4 trillion yuan ($585 billion) stimulus package is pushing the world’s third-biggest economy closer to a recovery.The Purchasing Manager’s Index rose to a seasonally adjusted 49 in February from 45.3 in January, the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing said today in an e-mailed statement. A...
  • Officials at CPFilms Inc., St. Louis, a wholly owned subsidiary of Solutia Inc., St. Louis, have announced that the company's Vista, LLumar and Gila energy-saving window films now qualify for up to $1,500 in federal tax credits in 2009, according to a March 2 company release. As a result of the recently enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the existing tax credit was increased from $...
  • A factory to help build solar panels is about to open in Mazomanie, [Wis.] without a dime of federal stimulus so far.But industry leaders believe Cardinal Glass' new plant could lead to the financial boost the stimulus package is designed to deliver. "We're producing the clear piece of glass for the solar component of the (solar) panels," plant manager Jeff Valek told 27 News....
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  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...
  • Glaston acquired the industrial property rights to all Glassrobots Oy products, following Glassrobots’ July 11 bankruptcy filing in the Pirkanmaa District Court in Finland. As a result of the deal, concluded on Aug. 8, the industrial property rights and related documentation of Finnish glass processing machine manufacturer Glassrobots Oy’s flat tempering and bending machines, its automotive...