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  • 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...
  • Israel will allow window panes into the Gaza Strip by the end of next week, a Palestinian Authority official said Thursday [Feb. 25]. Deputy Economy Minister Nasser As-Saraj said the shipment "includes 100 truckloads delivering glass panes, which will enter in stages," according to a Feb. 26 Ma'an News Agency report.  
  • C.R. Laurence Co., Los Angeles, acquired Key Control Specialists, also known as KCS, according to a Feb. 25 release. KCS manufactures the SlideGuard, PatioGuard, CamGuard, and FixtureGuard lines of keyed, thumbturn, and combination locks for windows, doors, and display cases."This acquisition is a natural for CRL," said Lloyd Talbert, president, C.R. Laurence, in the release. "For...
  • The producer price index for finished goods rose 1.2 percent in January, not seasonally adjusted (1.4 percent, seasonally adjusted), and 4.6 percent over 12 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Thursday [Feb. 18]. The PPI for material and supply inputs to construction industries, a weighted average of all materials used in every type of project plusitems consumed by contractors...
  • Having outgrown its 1960 embassy, a Kennedy-era modernist design by Eero Saarinen, the U.S. State Department has decided that London is too important to build one of its conventional insults to local sensibilities.Sometime in 2013, a glass cube rising 12 tall levels atop a shrubbery-fringed mound and estimated to cost $500 million will sprout on the south bank of the Thames, according to a Feb....
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association [Schaumburg, Ill.] concluded its 73rd Annual Conference [at the JW Marriott, Desert Springs, Palm Desert, Calif.,] last week looking at changes expected in the next edition of the North American Fenestration Standard.  Also on the agenda was a review of pending code changes and discussions on which matters AAMA should take a position.Ray...
  • Indevco - Chu Lai Float Glass JSC has opened a $100 million glass factory in central Vietnam, state media said Tuesday [Feb. 23].The plant, located in Quang Nam province, has a daily capacity of 900 metric tons, reported Voice of Vietnam radio.The plant will export 30 percent of its output and sell the remainder in the domestic market, the report said, according to a Feb. 23 Nasdaq report.
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