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  • Economy Minister Arlene Foster has visited Top Glass Contracts Limited where she toured the company's new purpose built premises in Toomebridge.Top Glass, which has been extensively supported by Invest NI, provides tailor-made solutions to architects for the design and installation of decorative and architectural glass products for use in a range of settings including shop fronts, glass flooring...
  • U.K. glass, plastics, chemicals and cement companies are cutting workers and mothballing plants as energy costs more than double. Huhtamaeki Oyj, the Finnish supplier of packaging to McDonald's Corp., is cutting 160 jobs, or 39 percent of its U.K. workforce. Toughglass Ltd. fired 60 workers, or 55 percent of the employees, according to a July 18 Bloomberg report.
  • Taiwan Glass Industry Corp (1802.TW) plans to increase investment at home and in China after the island's government removed more restrictions on investment on the mainland. "We will soon apply to invest around 200 mln yuan in the expansion of our Lianyungang plant" in China's coastal Jiangsu province, managing director PS Lin said. The company is also considering expanding its plant in...
  • Boosted by growth in its offshore markets, the acquisition of Dutch paints maker Sigma Kalon and price increases, PPG Industries' second-quarter sales jumped by 42 percent to $4.5 billion.The coatings, glass and chemicals maker said net income rose slightly to $250 million, or $1.51 per share, from $249 million, or $1.50 per share, in the year-ago quarter.Excluding special items, adjusted net...
  • CSR’s recent acquisitions of Pilkington and DMS Glass, and the subsequent launch of Viridian , brought about the need for many changes; in particular, new product names needed to be developed to incorporate the new brand.
  • A construction worker was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon after falling more than 25 feet from the roof of the Menards construction site at 1999 Walker Lake Road in Ontario. A Springfield Township EMS spokesperson says the accident happened at 2:32 p.m. The unidentified 23-year-old man was working on the roof when he apparently fell through a skylight and to the ground, according to a July 17...
  • A door and window maker is aiming to see its way through the credit crunch by expanding its factory and increasing its workforce by a half to cope with increased demand.Solex Manufacturing hopes to boost turnover to £4m by the end of the year after merging its two premises in Washington into one larger site on the town’s Benthall Business Park.It also plans to increase staff by 10 from the...
  • South Korea will start commercial production of window-type solar panels in 2010 that can help cut electricity usage in buildings, automobiles and electronic appliances, a state-run laboratory said Thursday.The panels--developed after 10 years of research--have an energy efficiency of 11 per cent but cost only a fifth of silicon-based solar panels used today. Conventional solar panels have a...
  • PPG Industries has acquired coatings supplier Vanex Inc., PPG said Tuesday. Terms for the Mount Vernon, Ill.-based company were not disclosed, according to a July 15 AP report …
  • A multi-million financial support package and use of a bank’s overseas network has helped in the growth of a Consett business.Specialist glass maker Romag Holdings is on a rapid expansion path after seeing revenues jump by 69 percent to £11.58 m [$23.2 million] over the six months to the end of last March.Its products range from bullet and blast glass to solar panels and are used in the Royal...
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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...
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