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  • During the opening session of the National Fenestration Rating Council’s Summer Meeting July 28, Michael Collins, vice president, Building Products Group, Jordan, Knauff & Co., Chicago, presented “Window & Door Industry Update.” He talked about: residential and commercial market overviews, Building Information Modeling, green building update, Chinese building products...
  • The National Fenestration Council’s Summer Meeting opened July 28 in Chicago. There were 117 attendees representing 84 companies,12 first-time attendees, and three new member companies: Glen Raven Inc., Burlington, N.C.; the National Glass Association, McLean, Va.; and the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association, Roseville, Minn.A series of task group meetings took place this morning...
  • As more Japanese companies expand by making large acquisitions abroad, some are finding they are missing a key element of success: a top executive who can bring together diverse domestic and foreign operations. … Joining the list more recently is Stuart Chambers, a former chief executive of U.K. glassmaker Pilkington PLC that two years ago was acquired by a rival only half its size, Japan'...
  • Viridian's  multimillion dollar investment in an upgrade of its glass manufacturing plant in Dandenong, Victoria, is on track to deliver a new range of high quality energy-efficient products for commercial and residential buildings. The plant upgrade is following swiftly upon the acquisition last year of the former Pilkington plant by CSR and a subsequent grant from the Victorian government...
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc. today reaffirmed its fiscal 2009 earnings guidance and updated its revenue outlook prior to participating in investor meetings in late July and August. Apogee provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing industries. "For full-year fiscal 2009, Apogee continues to expect earnings from continuing operations of $1.82 to $1.94...
  • The parents of a teenage girl who fell to her death through the skylight in a Port Jervis elementary school in January are taking the school district and the city to court. Peter and Denise Billman have hired New York City attorney Corey Stark in a wrongful death case involving their 15-year-old daughter, Lindsey Billman, according to court documents, according to a July 26 article from the Times...
  • Supasiv, a molecular sieve from Ashton Industrial, United Kingdom, is now exclusively manufactured in Europe for by international partner Nedex Chemie GmbH, Germany, according to a July 26 Ashton Industrial release. Production of both is located in Germany, Turkey and the Ukraine. Nedex is a leading manufacturer of molecular sieves with a daily capacity of 55,000 kilograms from six production...
  • Altair Engineering, a leading global provider of technology and services that empower client innovation and decision-making, announced today that Bottero, a world leader in the design and construction of hollow and flat glass production lines, has selected Altair HyperWorks as their preferred computer-aided engineering (CAE: 40.86, -0.16, -0.39%) suite for the optimization and verification of...
  • Golden Elephant Glass Technology Inc., a leading China-based float glass manufacturer, today announced that it successfully closed a private placement of its capital stock whereby it received approximately $5 million in gross offering proceeds, before payment of commissions and fees, according to a July 25 Centre Daily Times article.
  • Saint Gobain Group's performance held firm in first-half 2008 amid a difficult economic climate and an unfavorable basis for comparison after a particularly strong first-half 2007.All sectors reported advances in like-for-like sales over the first six months of the year. The Group's organic growth came in at +2.2%, including a +3.1% price impact and a -0.9% volume effect. In the second quarter...
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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...