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  • The Associated General Contractors of America, the nation's largest commercial construction association, today called on Congress to take swift and decisive action to pass the financial industry rescue package, according to a Sept. 24 AGC release."While there may not be a perfect solution to this complex crisis, a failure to buttress financial markets will lead to a credit freeze that will...
  • For the first time in its history, the Protective Glazing Council International, Topeka, Kan., will give a presentation internationally, according to an association release Sept. 24. Raj Goyal, business development manager, Architectural Testing Inc., Los Angeles, will present “Protective Glazing for Blast Loads and Other Disasters” at glasstec, Oct. 21-25, in Dü...
  • The Sputter division of Bekaert Advanced Coatings will highlight its latest glass coatings technologies at glasstec 2008 at the Düsseldorf Trade Fair Center Oct. 21-25 at booth C21 in Hall 12.The company will introduce its adjustable magnet bar AMB v3.0 for horizontal and vertical applications at the show. The magnet bar enables user-friendly optimization of layer thickness uniformity...
  • With demand declining for automotive and residential window glass, PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, realigned its performance glazings business, according to a Sept. 24 company release. The company will cease production at its Owen Sound, Ontario, glass manufacturing facility in the first quarter 2009. Shipping and distribution of products there will continue until inventory is depleted, according to...
  • The upheaval in credit markets has cut off the flow of funds to some developers, and a few contractors have stopped work on jobs, according to scattered reports. “In the short term, businesses in partnership with Lehman Brothers Holdings and American International Group, which had over $50 billion invested in commercial real estate around the country, had their deals threatened,” the...
  • Bill Moule Jr., founder of Moule’s California Glass in Redding, and his wife, Lynne, were seriously injured in a two-car accident in Sierra County that killed one person.The Moules were traveling to go hiking in Sierra City when the head-on collision occurred 5:20 p.m. Sept. 19 on the Gold Lake Highway, Bill Moule’s daughter, Laura Moule-Ware, said in a Sept. 22 Redding.com...
  • Northfield Capital Corp. announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell Northfield Glass Group Inc. to an arms-length third party for nominal consideration. NGG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Northfield that is a window, glass and glazing company that operates in Eastern Canada and specializes in the manufacturing, sales and service of residential, industrial and commercial...
  • Trina Solar Ltd., a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, founded in 1997, today announced the inauguration of a 26 MW PV plant, consisting of an installation which uses primarily PV modules manufactured by Trina Solar, in Fuente Alamo, Murcia, in the south-east of Spain on Aug. 7, 2008. The...
  • Glass Magazine’s third annual Crystal Achievement Awards produced 29 winners in 21 categories, including new additions Best Retail Showroom and Best Mirror Installation/Residential.“The nominations each year just continue to amaze me,” says Matt Slovick, editor in chief of Glass Magazine. “When I see all the winners at one time, it shows how much the industry continues to...
  • Kyocera Corp. will make a full-scale entry into the touch panel business. In respect to the resistive touch panel composed of two glass substrates, the company has already commercialized 6.2-inch products and will start mass-producing 5.7-inch products in October 2008, according to a Sept. 22 TechOn report.Kyocera plans to produce touch panels as large as the LCD panels that it mainly...
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  • 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...
  • 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...