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  • Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee for president of the United States, will visit Schott Glass in Duryea today.“We were told Sen. Obama will be at Schott Glass at 11:45 a.m. Friday morning,” said state Rep. John Yudichak, D-Nanticoke. “He will hold a town meeting for the employees to ask questions, then he will tour the plant,” according to a Sept. 5...
  • During the period of 2007 to 2008, more and more glass producers [in China] have introduced and will introduce low-E glass production lines. It is expected that China´s demand for low-E glass by 2010 will amount to 97 million square meters, and meanwhile, China´s output of low-E glass will reach 50 million square meters at the end of 2010 based on the current growth rate of capacity...
  • Shares of Nippon Electric Glass and Asahi Glass Co. tumbled on Thursday after rival Corning Inc. cut its outlook on slower-than-expected demand for glass used in flat TVs.Asahi Glass closed the morning down 3.6 percent at 1,065 yen [$9.80], underperforming a 0.4 percent fall in the benchmark Nikkei average. 
  • Tuckerman Capital has sold Auto & Truck Glass LLC to Guardian Industries Corp. for an undisclosed amount. Auto & Truck Glass is a Mission Viejo, Calif.-based provider of windshield replacement and installation services to the U.S. rental car industry, according to a Sept. 3 Private Equity Hub report.
  • Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Industrial equipment industry is available in its catalog, according to a Sept. 2 Market Watch report. World Flat Glass Market analyzes the worldwide markets for flat glass in thousands of metric tons.The major product segments analyzed are float glass, sheet glass and rolled glass. The report also analyzes the market for...
  • Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "2007 Chinese Glass Market Research Report" report to their offering.In September of 2007, the glass prices have hit a new high level since 2003 in China. In September 2007, the average price of float glass was 78.7 yuan (RMB)/WB [$11.5], rose 6.3 yuan/WB [$0.92] than last month; up by 13.9 yuan (RMB)/WB [$2.03] than the...
  • Officials at DuPont Building Innovations announced price increases up to 15 percent in the United States, effective Sept.30, or as contracts permit, for DuPont Weatherization Systems products, according to a Sept. 3 company release. Due to the accelerating price increases of oil-based feedstocks and energy, raw materials continue to be subject to significant cost increases.“DuPont Building...
  • Some operations have resumed at PPG Industries' glass manufacturing operation in Wichita Falls, Texas, after torrential rains caused flooding and closed the plant temporarily Aug. 19, according to a company release Sept. 2.Float glass line No. 1 and the magnetron sputtering vacuum deposition coater used to make energy-efficient, high-performance glass are operating fully. The tempering line is...
  • Nonresidential construction spending continued growing in July, despite the weak economy and housing slump, said Ken Simonson, chief economist, Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va., in a Sept. 2 release. "But Congress must act promptly to avert layoffs in power and highway construction." Simonson's comment followed the release of construction spending data from...
  • Taiwanese glass manufacturers are teaming up to bid for the contract to supply glass to the world's tallest building, Burj Dubai, it was reported Sunday.An estimated 110 Taiwan glass manufacturers plan to form a consortium to bid for the contract for the Dubai Tower, which will stand at more than 800 meters when it is unveiled in 2009, and replace the 508-meter Taipei 101 as the world's tallest...
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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...