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  • Three years after buying the business, glass company boss Ryan Green has seen turnover double to over £9m [$15.7 million] and further growth will follow a £650,000 [$1.1 million] factory expansion.Green bought Clayton Glass, Stanley, U.K., in 2005 when turnover was £4.4m [$7.7 million] a year and the company was making a loss.For the first nine months of this year the...
  • Truseal Technologies Inc., Solon, Ohio, requested for emergency relief against a Chinese manufacturer of spacer systems to protect Truseal's intellectual property and to safeguard the quality of IG units produced in the market place, according to a Truseal release, Oct. 8.Truseal filed the suit Oct. 6 in the United States District Court, District of Nevada - Las Vegas against Beijing Huali...
  • The third and final day of GlassBuild America featured a seminar on decorative glass, New Age of Trends in Decorative Glass: Options and Trends in the Market. Sixty-three industry professionals attended the seminar.Steve Schiamara, national sales director, WorldGlass, Tampa, Fla., moderated a panel of four: Belinda Bennett, principal, Bennett Design Group, Houston; Randy Brooks, president,...
  • The Industrial Development Corporation of Zimbabwe Limited is considering re-modelling its subsidiary, National Glass Industries in Kadoma, which has been lying idle for years, as efforts to revive it intensify.National Glass Industries was set up by the IDC and its technical partner Romanian firm, Romsit in 1993.The glass firm however closed shortly afterwards as it produced poor quality glass,...
  • World demand for flat glass is forecast to rise 5.1 percent per year through 2012 to 6.5 billion square meters. Maintaining the trend seen over the 2002-2007 period, demand will outpace real (i.e., inflationadjusted) gains in the global economy. The market value of fabricated glass (basic flat glass as well as value-added products such as laminated, tempered, insulating and mirrored glass) is...
  • During a breakout session of the third annual Glazing Executives Forum Oct. 6 in Las Vegas, a group of about 50 glazing professionals discussed some of the common issues they face with general contractors and construction managers.

  • The third Glazing Executives Forum took place on the first day of GlassBuild America, Oct. 6, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. About 200 industry professionals participated in the forum, up from 143 last year and 101 the year before, said Phil James, president and CEO, National Glass Association, McLean, Va., in his welcome address. “Houston, we have a problem,” said Jeff...
  • The House today passed its version of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 by a vote of 263 to 171, welcome news to the Associated General Contractors of America . The bill now goes to President Bush, who is expected to sign it promptly.The package, which the Senate passed on Wednesday, 74-25, includes the financial-market rescue provisions that the House rejected on Monday, plus an...
  • At the recent International Code Council hearings in Minneapolis, Sept. 21-22, the Advanced Building Coalition, together with other groups like the U.S. Department of Energy and the Northwest Energy Code Group, produced the single largest increase in energy efficiency in the International Energy Conservation Code and International Residential Code, according to an ABC release Oct. 2.The most...
  • The drop in construction employment accelerated in September and will get much worse unless credit markets reopen, said Ken Simonson, chief economist, The Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va., in a Oct. 3 release. His comment followed a Bureau of Labor Statistics report that showed construction lost 35,000 jobs last month. “State governments from California to...
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  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...
  • 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...