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  • Construction spending in September reached an estimated $1,195.9 billion, up 2.9 percent compared to September 2005, according to a Nov. 1 release from the U.S. Census Bureau...
  • On the size and scope of Glasstec
    Kenneth Kroger, president and principal architect of Architectural Design Inc. in Tampa, Fla.

    The overall scale of the show, from art glass to manufacturing to bottle production all in one place, was impressive. I was particularly interested in the green architectural “technology live” section...

  • In a commercial office project, the contract glaziers looks to approval from one source—the building owner. In large-scale residential projects, however, glaziers often require approval from every single unit owner...
  • Among exhibitors after Germans and Italians
    The number of Chinese exhibitors at Glasstec 2004 in Düsseldorf, Germany, reached 42, more than double than the country’s representation at Glasstec 2002. The doubling trend continued at Glasstec 2006 that saw 97 exhibitors from China, the second highest contingent of non-German exhibitors at the show, topped only by Italy’s 198 exhibitors...
  • Sales reached $39.3 billion in the first nine months of the year for French glass giant Saint-Gobain Group, company officials announced in an Oct. 24 investor conference call...
  • Three of the four industry leaders who will attend Glass Processing Days in June 2007 spoke during a GPD news conference Oct. 26 during Glasstec in Dusseldorf, Germany...
  • Solar technology and design took center stage at the Glasstec trade fair Oct. 24-28 at the Düsseldorf fairgrounds in Germany. More than 54,000 visitors from 84 countries had opportunities to learn about product developments from 26 exhibitors that brought new solar technologies to the show, and to attend about 20 seminars dedicated to energy-saving products and architecture...
  • While Finland’s Kyro Corp. reported gains in net sales and operating profits in the first half of 2006, numbers for its Glaston Technologies business sit slightly lower than the same period last year, company executives reported during a news conference Oct. 25 held in conjunction with the Glasstec trade fair in Germany last week...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association of Schaumburg, Ill., is working to expand its product certification program, increasing options for commercial and architectural product manufacturers. Members were updated on those efforts, as well as AAMA’s new blast certification program at its fall meeting Oct. 15-18 in Las Vegas...
  • The 19th edition of the Glasstec International Trade Fair opened its doors today, welcoming exhibitors from almost 50 countries to a show that occupies nine halls at the Düsseldorf fairgrounds in Germany...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
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