Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Two scientists are one step closer to explaining the nature of glass and its transition from liquid to solid, says a study. Peter Harrowell and Asaph Widmer-Cooper, theoretical chemists from the School of Chemistry along with colleagues from Columbia University, have been studying the transition of a fluid into a rigid glass in an attempt to understand stress relaxation in a disordered state.
  • Asahi Glass Co. Tuesday reported a double-digit rise in its group operating profit for January-June as the company was able to offset soaring materials and fuel prices with its cost reduction efforts, according to a Japancorp.net report Aug. 5. 
  • Bohle Group, an European manufacturer and supplier of tools, machines and accessories for glass processing and finishing, has opened a North American subsidiary, according to a company release. Bohle America Inc., based in Charlotte, N.C., is Bohle Group's 14th location worldwide. Until now, the export department in Germany served customers in North America and wholesalers on location...
  • Seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment fell for the seventh straight month in July by 51,000, bringing the 12-month change to -67,000, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Friday [Aug. 1]. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 5.7 percent from 5.5 percent in June and 4.7 percent in July 2007. Construction employment fell to 7,175,000, down 22,000...
  •  Asahi Glass Co., Asia's largest glassmaker, said first-half profit fell 9 percent as demand waned from builders and carmakers and without the benefit a one-time gain earned the previous year, according to a Bloomberg.com report Aug. 5.
  • APG International, Glassboro, N.J., will be closed Aug. 5 to honor the memories of Marc Rosenberg and Alan Barnett who died in a plane crash July 31, according to an Aug. 4 company release.Rosenberg, 52, chief operating officer, and Barnett, 42, assistant project manager, will be memorialized in separate ceremonies on Tuesday. They were among the eight killed when a chartered plane they were...
  • 'Heritage Solar Slate' is a newly released, leading-edge product from PV Systems, the UK's longest established photovoltaic company. Solar Slate embodies the usual benefits of solar, but overcomes some of the obstacles met by traditional installations, according to a July 31 Buildingtalk.com report. 
  • Cinzia Schiatti became president of the board of directors of Gimav, the association of Italian manufacturers and suppliers of machinery, accessories and special products for glass processing, according to an Aug.1 Gimav release. Schiatti worked as sales manager for 23 years for a company founded by her grandfather, Elia Schiatti, that manufactures machinery for flat glass processing. "The...
  • Uzbekistan produced 2.66 million square metres of 2-mm-thick window glass in the first quarter of this year, a year-on-year increase of 19.9 percent, according to a July 25 report from Uzbekistan’s State Statistics Committee.
  • A business trip from New Jersey to Minnesota ended in the deaths of six casino and construction executives after their corporate jet crashed while preparing to land, killing everyone aboard.Federal investigators were to return to the scene Friday to inspect the wreckage of the Raytheon Hawker 800 and search for clues about why it went down.The plane was carrying eight people - two pilots and six...
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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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