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  • On Nov. 14, 2008, the American Subcontractors Association and ASA of Colorado filed an amicus curiae, or “friend of the court,” brief urging the Colorado Court of Appeals to reject a design-build contractor’s contention that it should be able to shift liability for its design errors to faultless subcontractors, according to a Nov. 25 ASA release. ASA and ASAC tapped ASA’s...
  • Suntech Power Holdings Co., [China, with American headquarters in San Francisco] the world's largest photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2008, according to a Nov. 20 Market Watch report. "Our third quarter performance was driven by healthy demand for our solar products, resulting in strong top-line growth...
  • A North Jersey-based developer of solar energy technology has expressed interest in opening a factory that will produce solar panels within the city, according to a Nov. 19 nj.com report.Mayor Robert Romano on Monday met with representatives from the Ewing-based Amelio Solar to discuss a possible plan for bringing a "large-scale" manufacturing facility and, with it, between 130 and 175...
  • German high-tech glass industry giant Schott AG is bucking economic trends and is on schedule to open its new solar manufacturing plant at Mesa del Sol south of Albuquerque in spring, creating 350 jobs in the process, company officials said.The 250,000 square feet of building space being erected at the site includes two adjacent manufacturing plants to make equipment for two different types of...
  • Saint-Gobain Glass India, the largest float glass producer in the country, is making strategic shift to value-added performance glasses as the demand for glass is falling. B Santhanam, president, flat glass, South Asia, and managing director of Saint-Gobain Glass India Ltd., said the demand for glass has fallen 2 percent to 3 percent from over a million ton in 2008. The slowdown in the...
  • U.S. demand for windows and doors is forecast to rise 2.8 percent annually to $40billion in 2012, a deceleration from the 2002-2007 pace, according to Windows & Doors, a new Freedonia study. Demand gains will be restrained by a subdued outlook for residential construction, which constitutes the largest market for windows and doors. While the U.S. housing market is projected to post a modest...
  • It was clear from the moment you approached the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center that the 2008 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo was different from other architectural and construction shows. Thousands of people braved the chilly air Nov. 19-21 to experience a show that dwarfed the 2007 Expo.

  • While other trade shows might be struggling, the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, organized by the U.S. Green Building Council, Nov. 19-21, in Boston was bursting at the seams. With more than 25,000 attendees crowding the aisles of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the show provided evidence that demand for green is “real,” as one window manufacturer noted....
  • The OAO Gomelsteklo glass producer presented a project to investors for the establishment of a sheet polished glass production facility at an investment forum in London in mid-November, according to a Nov. 18 Belta news agency report. An official from Belarus’ Ministry of Construction and Architecture said that the new facility will produce 1.5-millimeter-3-mm-thick and 8-mm-19-mm-thick...
  • During the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Nov. 19-21, in Boston, Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich., and Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., announced expansions to their high performance glass offerings. Guardian announced its SunGuard CrystalGray, a combination of the company’s CrystalGray float glass with the latest SunGuard coatings. Architects and designers now have five new...
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  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...
  • 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....