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  • Repairing a broken window is usually not too taxing an affair.But it took a crane and four men four days to replace a broken pane in the world’s largest single-span glasshouse.When a crack first appeared in one of the 785 windows of the Great Glasshouse of the National Botanic Gardens in Carmarthenshire [County, Wales, U.K.] almost three years ago, the garden’s publicist David...
  • A gleaming monument to the county's fallen law enforcement officers was erected on the San Diego County Administration Center's southwest lawn months ago.The majestic glass panes – etched with the names of officers who died while on duty – keep cracking for no clear reason, according to a Dec. 15 SignOnSanDiego.com report.
  • Boston is striving to become a leader in green building. But glass siding and atriums, common features of green architecture, carry an unintended side-effect: a mortal danger to birds.An estimated 5 percent of the country's bird population--or about a billion birds--die each year by crashing into buildings they cannot see, according to Daniel Klem, an ornithologist at Muhlenberg College in...
  • Responding to heightened industry and public concerns about fall prevention, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association's Skylight Council has published a position paper entitled Fall Protection, which provides practical suggestions for minimizing and preventing falls through roof openings, according to a Dec. 12 AAMA release.Highlighted within the paper, Fall Protection notes the...
  • China's stock market fell sharply on Friday as auto-related shares slid in response to the apparent failure to get a bailout bill for the U.S. auto industry through Congress.The market had already been weak because of poor Chinese economic data in the past few days, and the auto news sent the Shanghai Composite Index down as much as 3.06 percent to 1,969.492 points in the early afternoon.Fuyao...
  • The average price of glass and glass products sold by Polish manufacturers in the first nine months of this year was 4.2 percent lower than in the same period in 2007, according to a Dec. 11 report from Poland’s Central Statistical Office. In comparison, the average price of industrial goods sold in Poland was 2.6 percent higher year-on-year.
  • Ecobuild & AEC-ST Fall conference wrapped up today at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., with 2,000 attendees. About 2,300 attended last year;  the economy took its toll on attendance this year, said Laura Edwards, director of marketing, Ecobuild America, Schwenksville, Pa. The conference started Dec. 8; the exhibit opened yesterday and ran through...
  • Kerry Haglund, research fellow, Center for Sustainable Building Research, University of Minnesota, and Nils Petermann, project manager, Alliance to Save Energy, Washington D.C., made a presentation on Design and Simulation Tools for Window System Energy Performance on the last day of the Ecobuild & AEC-ST Fall conference. The conference started Dec. 8 at the Washington Convention Center,...
  • An Ankeny business crippled by a fire early Wednesday will be back up and running "as soon as possible," one of the owners said.The fire at Stubbers Cameron Glass, at 813 S.W. Ordnance Road, was likely caused by a bad battery in a battery charger, Ankeny Fire Marshal Craig Fraser said Wednesday evening
  • Emerging techniques in neuroscience are now being applied to marketing and could be the wave of the future as retailers find new ways to attract customers in an increasingly competitive environment.One of the clear examples of science meeting marketing in the world of retail is in the area of natural lighting and skylights in stores.
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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...
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