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  • The construction industry accounts for less than one percent of all U.S. green house gas emissions according to a new analysis of federal environmental data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to an April 22 release from the Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va.. The AGC of America found that all equipment used by the construction industry contributed...
  • "New construction starts increased 5 percent in March," seasonally adjusted, McGraw-Hill Construction reported today, based on its own data compilation. However, for the first quarter of 2009 compared to the same months of 2008, total starts tumbled 40 percent. "The improved level of contracting relative to February was due to a strong increase for public works construction,...
  • The National Children's Museum, [Washington, D.C.] a local institution without a home for five years, today will unveil the design by acclaimed architect Cesar Pelli for its permanent location near the Potomac River.The planned structure is a four-story building with a glass atrium on one corner, a towering wind turbine, a wall of living plants along one exterior side and an interior open...
  • An Ironton, Ohio, man is suing his employer after he fell 20 feet through a skylight and landed on his head.Paul Arthur filed a lawsuit in Cabell Circuit Court April 1 against Boggs Roofing Inc.According to his complaint, Arthur was employed as a laborer for Boggs on a roofing job at Salt Rock Elementary School on July 23, 2008, according to an April 20 report in The West Virginia Record. 
  • To increase profitability, especially of the machine business, Glaston, Finland, has merged its Pre-processing and Heat Treatment business areas to form the new Machines BA business area, according to an April 22 company release.As part of the restructuring, Glaston will close a machines manufacturing plant in Cinnaminson, N.J. The manufacturing of U.S. tempering lines will be transferred to...
  • PPG, [Pittsburgh] a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass, reduced nitrogen dioxide emissions by 5 percent and particulate emissions by 6 percent.But the company’s ozone-depleting emissions rose 12 percent, according to the firm’s 2008 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.In 2008, PPG saw $3.8 billion in sales of...
  • On pasture land a day’s walk north of Rome, the inventor of radio Guglielmo Marconi set up a broadcasting service in 1931 for the Vatican.The world’s smallest state now intends to build the biggest solar plant in Europe for 500 million euros ($660 million) on those same 740 acres near the medieval village of Santa Maria di Galeria, project engineer Mauro Villarini said in an interview...
  • The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday formally declared carbon dioxide and five other heat-trapping gases to be pollutants that endanger public health and welfare, setting in motion a process that will lead to the regulation of the gases for the first time in the United States.The E.P.A. said the science supporting the proposed endangerment finding was “compelling and overwhelming....
  • Emirates Float Glass, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, has announced commencement of commercial operations at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Abu Dhabi.The USD 200 million plant, located at the Industrial City 2 of Abu Dhabi, has commenced manufacture and supply of premium float glass products to the architectural and automotive markets in the UAE and GCC. The plant is built...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., has released the AAMA 1503-09, a voluntary test method for windows, doors and glazed wall sections, according to an April 17 release. The test method, titled "Voluntary Test Method for Thermal Transmittance and Condensation Resistance of Windows, Doors and Glazed Wall Sections," contains the latest...
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  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...