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  • The Libbey House is steeped in history and tradition, surrounded by towering oak trees and a thick metal gate. But it will soon undergo a major transformation.An inspiring feature of the house is the glass solarium in the corner of the first floor. The patio has multiple windows looking directly down at the museum for guests who want a better look at the city.Phil Williams, chairman of the Libbey...
  • Value-added glass solutions provider Apogee Enterprises Inc. reported a rise in the third-quarter net earnings from the year-ago period primarily due to higher revenues. The company also reaffirmed its fiscal 2009 earnings per share view. The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based company reported a rise in third-quarter net earnings to $17.65 million, or $0.63 per share, from $11.0 million, or $0.38 per...
  • Move over, Joe the Plumber. Spencer the Solar Panel Installer is here. In this case, it’s Spencer Bockus, who created solar-powered fans and other contraptions for science fairs as a fifth grader in California. Today, at 22, he is on customers’ roofs, measuring where the shade will hit and hooking up photovoltaic arrays, better known as solar panels, to convert the sun’s energy...
  • Southwall Technologies Inc. announced the use of its energy-saving XIR laminated glass in the Shenzhen Airport Command and Information Center, a 10-story, 30,000 square meter control center at the Shenzhen International Airport in Shenzhen, China. Serving a metropolitan area of 12 million people, the airport's support facility houses information management, air traffic control and airport...
  • Yesterday the European Parliament in Brussels set the course for Europe’s energy future. With the plenary vote on the climate change package yesterday morning the eleven months lasting negotiations and legislative work came to an end.The package confirms the EU binding target of 20 percent renewable energy share by 2020 as well as 20 percent reduction on greenhouse gas emissions and a...
  • Glaston Corporation's statutory employer-employee negotiations under the Act on Co-Determination within Undertakings (YT negotiations) have been concluded. The start of the negotiations, relating to Glaston's efficiency program, was announced in October. Glaston Finland will have temporary lay-offs of its entire workforce, a total of 200 employees, for an average of 4-8 weeks in spring 2009....
  • The international technology group Schott recorded an extremely successful fiscal year 2007-2008 that ended Sept. 30, 2008, according to a company release.• Sales rose by 4 percent to 2.23 billion euros• Group earnings reached 182 million euros• Equity-to-assets ratio climbed from 31 percent to 36 percent• Number of employees grew by 700“We were able to...
  • Qatari property developers have secured fresh funding for one of London's highest-profile tower projects--the Shard of Glass at London Bridge--with the loan of an undisclosed sum from Qatari Diar, the state-owned real estate company.As other London skyscraper projects are shelved, construction of the Shard--which at more than 1,000 feet would be the tallest building in Europe--now looks assured....
  • In Toledo, once the glass-making capital of the country, most of the city's output over the years has gone into making everything from windshields to windows for cars and buildings.But as the auto and construction industries have declined, so too, has Toledo's manufacturing sector.For Glen Eason, a manufacturing worker, supplying the auto industry meant waiting for the ax to fall."I've been...
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Asia’s second-largest glassmaker, fell in Tokyo trading after the global recession prompted UBS AG to cut its rating.Shares in Nippon Sheet declined for a second day, dropping 5.7 percent to close at 296 yen [$3.27] on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, while the benchmark Topix index gained 1.2 percent. UBS cut its rating on the stock to “sell” from “...
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  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...
  • BairdThomsenKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, according to a Jan. 10 announcement from the company. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG...
  • Apogee Enterprises, Inc. has acquired Alumicor Ltd., the Toronto-based fabricator of aluminum frames for window, storefront, entrance and curtain-wall products for the Canadian commercial construction market. The transaction is valued at approximately $52 million.Alumicor will be the seventh stand-alone business in the Apogee portfolio. Apogee is also parent company of Viracon, Harmon,...