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  • In China, photovoltaic industry has grown fast in the past few years due to its cost advantage and the government's favorable policies. According to the Mid- and Long-term Plans for Renewable Energy issued by the National Development and Reform Commission, the total solar power output would be 300MW in China by 2010, and 1,800MW by 2020, according to a Feb. 10 PR-inside.com report. 
  • President and CEO Mika Seitovirta and CFO Kimmo Lautanen presented Glaston Corp.'s January–December 2008 financial statement bulletin today."The global financial crisis considerably weakened the glass processing machine market in the second half of 2008," Seitovirta said. "The development is particularly evident in orders of new machines. During the final quarter of the year...
  • Steve Chen, executive vice president of Flushing, N.Y.-based Crystal Window & Door Systems, recently received the honor of a “Rising Star” of Queens. The award is given to leaders under 40 who are making an impact in the business world of the city’s second most populous borough. Last year, in 2008 the 1,200-member Queens Chamber of Commerce recognized him as one of...
  • Officials at AGC Flat Glass North America, Alpharetta, Ga., announced two steps to reduce overall production, according to a Feb. 9 company release: to shut down its Jerry Run float glass manufacturing facility in Bridgeport, W. Va., in response to a continuing downturn in the U.S. marketplace for flat glass, especially in the automotive sector; and a temporary workforce...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., released its 21st Glass Informational Bulletin, a series of educational documents available for free download from its Web site, according to a Feb. 9 release. Titled Bid Considerations for Contract Glazing Proposals, the GIB provides a handy list of contract inclusions, exclusions and qualifications for glazing subcontractors to consider...
  • To cap or not to cap?That was the question on Tuesday when more than 300 people came to hear testimonies for and against House Bill 1819 and its companion bill, Senate Bill 5735, which would implement a regional cap and trade program in Washington state in partnership with six other states and four Canadian provinces, under a coalition called the Western Climate Initiative.Under the measure,...
  • Japanese stocks fell as Nomura Holdings Inc.’s plan to bolster capital sparked concern ownership will be diluted and Asahi Glass Co. forecast a loss this year.Asahi Glass plummeted 10 percent to 466 yen [$5.07]. The company said on Feb. 6 it expects a net loss of 42 billion yen [$457,288,194] this year as a full-scale recovery in the global economy isn’t likely. That would mark its...
  • Diamon-Fusion International Inc., San Clemente, Calif., global developer and exclusive licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, signed a license agreement in Mexico with Millet Industria De Vidrio, a Yucatan-based glass group, according to a Feb. 6 DFI release.  Millet, a 50-year privately held group based in Yucatan peninsula, has manufacturing plants in Merida and Cancun and...
  • Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Co.'s Australian subsidiary, C.R. Laurence Co., Australia Pty, acquired Australian Glass Tools Pty, Melbourne, according to a Feb. 6 CRL release.“Australian Glass Tools was founded in 1993 by Ron Bremner, and has grown to be a well-known supplier to the glazing industry within Victoria and throughout Australia," said Lloyd Talbert, president, CRL, in the...
  • Officials at Schraml Glastechnik, Austria, selected Salem Distributing Co., Winston-Salem, N.C., as Schraml's North American sales agent to promote and sell its topDRILL line of vertical drilling machines, according to a Feb. 2 Salem release. The topDRILL was the first vertical drilling machine introduced into the market in the mid-90s and has had a strong following around the world.The...
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  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...
  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...