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  • A teenager died after falling from the roof of a swimming pool, police said.The 18-year-old male plunged from the roof after clambering on to the building in the early hours of Monday morning.It is thought he smashed through a skylight and fell inside, landing in the cafe area of Girvan Swimming Pool in Ayrshire, according to a July 21 The Press Association report.
  • Zhejiang Glass Co Ltd said its first-half to June net profit is expected to be up over 100 pct from the year-earlier level, mainly due to high returns from its 78.69-pct owned unit Qinghai Soda Ash Co., according to a July 21 Quamnet report.
  • The Glass Guru Franchise Systems Inc., Roseville, Calif., launches its 14th franchise location. Based in Santa Rosa, Calif., this newest location is owned by Pat Powers whose company Professional Window Services has served the North Bay Area for two decades. In addition to traditional glass and window replacement services, The Glass Guru locations offer unique money-saving restoration services...
  • Fieger Louvre Australia offers the new range of Fieger all glass louvre windows. Fieger Louvre Australia’s goal in developing this system was to reinvent the conventional louvre window and give it a new face.In the design process, Fieger Louvre Australia placed ideal emphasis on harmonising the well-proven elements of its FLW System with the newly developed components, according to a July...
  • Colorful beams shoot off in sharp angles along the airy ceiling of the new Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel near Traverse City, evolving into shades of hot pink, tangerine, turquoise, cerulean, lime green and more.A skylight runs down the center of it all, above a 30-foot-tall wall of falling water, changing the building's mood with the changing light outside. Just the lighting alone creates enough...
  • It's not being billed as such, but the opening Friday of AMC's luxurious 16-screen multiplex at Westfield Southcenter in Tukwila is a milestone event in local movie history. It's the first large-scale cinema in the Northwest in which every projector is digital.Unlike most recent multiplexes, this new movie temple, which employs a staff of 75, is not a cookie-cutter model. It is designed to its...
  • The recently completed MFB Training & Community Safety Complex in the inner-Melbourne suburb of Burnley is a good example of just how ideal curved and flat glass combinations can be. All façade window installations in the complex are double glazed and constitute approximately 45 percent of the entire exterior surface. DMS Glass , a part of Viridian, has supplied the flat double glazed...
  • Economy Minister Arlene Foster has visited Top Glass Contracts Limited where she toured the company's new purpose built premises in Toomebridge.Top Glass, which has been extensively supported by Invest NI, provides tailor-made solutions to architects for the design and installation of decorative and architectural glass products for use in a range of settings including shop fronts, glass flooring...
  • U.K. glass, plastics, chemicals and cement companies are cutting workers and mothballing plants as energy costs more than double. Huhtamaeki Oyj, the Finnish supplier of packaging to McDonald's Corp., is cutting 160 jobs, or 39 percent of its U.K. workforce. Toughglass Ltd. fired 60 workers, or 55 percent of the employees, according to a July 18 Bloomberg report.
  • Taiwan Glass Industry Corp (1802.TW) plans to increase investment at home and in China after the island's government removed more restrictions on investment on the mainland. "We will soon apply to invest around 200 mln yuan in the expansion of our Lianyungang plant" in China's coastal Jiangsu province, managing director PS Lin said. The company is also considering expanding its plant in...
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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...
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