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  • Two specialists will examine a window at a Springfield [Mass.] hospital that some people say contains an image of the Virgin Mary, hospital officials said yesterday, according to an Oct. 3 report in The Boston Globe.The specialists include an engineer whose specialty is the structure and properties of glass, and a restoration professional with expertise in working with churches, said officials at...
  • The Protective Glazing Council International, Topeka, Kan., added two sessions to the first day of its annual symposium, slated for Nov.11-13 in Arlington, Va., according to an association release Oct. 2. The day begins with a joint strategic planning session for members of both PGC and the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, to discuss possible collaboration between the two...
  • Officials at a Springfield [Mass.] hospital say they have no immediate plans to replace a window at a doctor's office building where some people say they have seen the image of the Virgin Mary, according to an Oct. 2 article in The Boston Globe.Thousands of people have flocked to Mercy Medical Center to see the image, since a patient reported seeing it at about 11 a.m. Tuesday, said Mark...
  • DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions has licensed its DuPont SentryGlas Expressions digital safety glass interlayer technology to Alaa International for Trading Services Company (abbreviated as AFI or Alaa For Industry), located in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
  • Key financial, tax and spending legislation affecting construction remains hung up. Today the House rejected a financial rescue package, although the chamber is expected to reconvene on Wednesday. The House and Senate have been unable to agree on a bill to extend tax credits, due to expire at yearend, that have fueled construction of wind and solar power projects. Congress did pass a bill that...
  • Don't let the gorgeous design distract you – the light emitting glass known as Planilum created by French design firm Saazs and Saint-Gobain Innovations differs from any lighting you've seen before.For one, the light seems to be both drawn on the glass and living within it.
  • The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) today expressed disappointment in the U.S. House of Representatives for failing to pass the bipartisan Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) by a vote of 228-205."This legislation was a move that we believe would have restored confidence in the financial markets," said Stephen E. Sandherr, chief executive officer of AGC....
  • The Glass Association of North America announced today that it has formed an association-wide Energy Committee, which will focus on glass usage in solar power creation, photovoltaic technologies and more.  Stanley Yee, a Principal and Building Enclosure Consultant of Portland-based The Façade Group, LLC, has been named Chair of the Committee.“Energy is quickly becoming an...
  • Earlier this month, the National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., received a grant from the U.S State Department to implement clean energy work in China under the Asia-Pacific Partnership's Clean Development and Climate program, according to an NFRC release Sept. 26.NFRC was one of nine grant recipients chosen from a field of more than 90 submittals. Paula Dobriansky, under secretary...
  • Officials at Glaston Corp., Finland, reduced the company's forecasted operating profit of 2008, according to a Sept. 26 company release. The profit is expected to be below the previous year's level. In a July 16 release, officials stated the expected net sales and operating profit would remain on the 2007 level. The performance of the pre-processing segment has been...
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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'...
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