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  • Research and Markets has announced the addition of WinterGreen Research Inc.'s new report "Photovoltaic Solar Panel Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2010 to 2016" to its offering.Large solar farms are more popular initially, but solar is anticipated to be built out on commercial roof tops in increased quantity. The electricity generated will be fed to local...
  • Solutia, St. Louis, today [March 2] announced that it will commence a $1.05 billion senior secured financing to replace its existing senior secured term loan facility due February 2014 and its existing senior secured ABL facility due February 2013. A portion of the net proceeds from the refinancing may be used to partially fund Solutia's recently announced acquisition of Etimex Solar...
  • Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., one of the world's largest producers and distributors of glass products, today [March 2] announced 4Q'09 unaudited results. Year-over-year consolidated net sales declined 20.2 percent affected by lower volumes and the deconsolidation in December 2008 of Comegua --  the Company's glass container venture in Central America. Consolidated EBITDA increased 3.1 percent YoY...
  • Kawneer Co., Norcross, Ga., entered into a strategic partnership with Forster Profile Systems, Switzerland, a manufacturer of steel and stainless steel framing systems for fire-rated and non-rated applications, according to a March 2 release. Through this exclusive partnership agreement, Kawneer will distribute Forster’s framing systems through its customer network. By...
  • Construction spending in January fell by $5.5 billion to $884 billion, its lowest level since June 2003, according to an analysis of new federal figures by the Associated General Contractors of America. Declining investments in private-sector nonresidential construction and public construction at all levels of government drove the 0.6 percent decline, the association's chief economist Ken...
  • YKK AP America, Austell, Ga., expanded its presence into Michigan by partnering with Troy, Mich.-based Statre Corp. engineers. Company customers now have local professionals to support YKK AP America’s commercial fenestration products, according to a March 1 release.“We have serviced the Michigan area for over 40 years now and affiliate only with firms we have the utmost...
  • Fifteen people were injured on Saturday [Feb. 27] night at a Midtown Manhattan high-rise after the ceiling of a glass atrium was shattered by falling ice, the authorities said Sunday [Feb. 28].The ice fell from the 32nd floor of the 37-floor high-rise — the Sony Building at 550 Madison Ave. between 55th Street and 56th Street — striking two 3-feet by 5-feet glass panels at about...
  • French construction materials group Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA doesn't intend to spend much money on acquisitions in 2010 to help keep credit agency ratings firm, chief executive Pierre-Andre de Chalendar said Friday [Feb. 26].Meantime, the company's shares surged 7.9 percent Friday, as markets reacted favorably to better-than-expected operating earnings and a relatively upbeat 2010...
  • Solutia Inc. [St. Louis] today [March 1] announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to purchase Etimex Solar GmbH [Germany], a wholly owned subsidiary of Etimex Holding GmbH, which is controlled by funds affiliated with Alpha Gruppe. The purchase price of euro 240 million in cash is expected to be financed from existing cash on the balance sheet and additional debt....
  • Against the backdrop of an unprecedented economic and financial crisis affecting virtually all sectors and countries across the globe, trading for the [Saint-Gobain] Group was sluggish throughout 2009 in most of its businesses and geographic areas. However, there was a relative improvement over the second half of the year compared with the first half, in terms of both like-for-like growth and...
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  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...