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  • Nonfarm payroll employment continued to decline sharply in March (-663,000, seasonally adjusted), bringing the 12-month decline to 4.8 million (-3.5 percent), the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. The unemployment rate rose to 9 percent, not seasonally adjusted (8.5 percent, seasonally adjusted), from 5.2 percent a year ago. Construction remained in the vanguard, with job losses of...
  • Bohle America Inc., with headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., has been working in cooperation with the German chemical company Aachener Chemische Werke since March 1, 2009, according to an April 6 Bohle release. The American subsidiary of the Bohle Group will take over general sales in North America of the specialist's products for the glass industry from its current supplier Glass Supplies Inc. Hans...
  • According to the Associated General Contractors of America it is growing more likely that real (inflation-adjusted) gross domestic product will rise slightly in the quarter that began on April 1 from the dismal levels of the first quarter. The growth is likely to pick up gradually through the rest of the year. But it will be very uneven, unlike the downturn, which affected all sectors.Tax...
  • Deborah VanAmerongen, Commissioner of the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal today announced a $515,000 in NYS Community Development Block Grant award to the Town of Manchester in Ontario County to help Rochester Insulated Glass Inc. expand and create 40 jobs, 30 of which will be available to low and moderate-income workers.RIG produces insulated, tempered, laminated and heat-...
  • PPG Industries Inc. will not be manufacturing glass for One World Trade Center in its South Middleton Township plant after the bid for the project was awarded to China's Beijing Glass.Portions of the building formerly known as the Freedom Tower, which will replace the Twin Towers in New York destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, will be manufactured in China. PPG, based in Pittsburgh, bid this...
  • Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., Mexico’s largest glass manufacturer, announced today that it has successfully completed the refinancing of its two-tranche trade receivables securitization for two of its wholly owned subsidiaries, according to an April 1 company release.The senior tranche is a $550 million peso variable rate investment grade bond. The senior tranche is funded by Ixe Banco, Instituci...
  • The final program for GPD China 2009 has now been released, according to an April 2 Glass Performance Days release. Download the English version or the Chinese version.GPD China conference is held annually in China, alternating between Beijing and Shanghai. It brings together industry experts and decision makers from China and the rest of the world. This year, it will be held in Shanghai, May 11-...
  • Wausau Window and Wall Systems, Wausau, Wis., offers architects, engineers and designers 3D models and 2D drawings of its most popular window and curtain wall systems through Autodesk Seek, according to an April 1 company release. The Autodesk Seek service helps manufacturers present Building Information Modeling-ready product information, making 3D models and other product design files...
  • Unemployment rates rose and nonfarm payroll employment in February fell in the District of Columbia and all states except Louisiana, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Compared to a year earlier, every state had higher unemployment rates and all had lower employment except Wyoming, +1.6 percent; D.C., +1.4 percent; Alaska, +0.9 percent; La., +0.3 percent; and North Dakota, +0.2...
  • A Chinese firm will manufacture one of the most important security-sensitive parts of the tower at One World Trade Center. Eyewitness News has learned that several American companies lost out in a bid to make the blast-resistant glass for the building's base. Instead, the safety-critical panels will be made in China.It's not just a matter of jobs going overseas while America struggles through a...
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...