Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Many glass companies have taken time during the recession to invest in their solar businesses, building new facilities and adding lines, company representatives said during Solar Power International, Oct. 27-29 in Anaheim, Calif. Cardinal Solar Technologies, a business of Cardinal Glass Industries, Eden Prairie, Minn., started working in solar technology two years ago, said Andy Jensen, vice...
  • After experiencing a boom during 2004-08, the worldwide solar industry is suffering a downturn in 2009 and will remain soft for several years, according to Paula Mints, principal analyst, Navigant Consulting, PV Services Program, Palo Alto, Calif. Mints delivered the Market Overview seminar Oct. 27 during the first day of the Solar Power International Conference that runs through Oct. 29 at the...
  • All but 12 communities nationwide saw declines in construction employment between September 2008 and 2009 according to a new analysis of metropolitan area employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released today [Oct. 27] by the Associated General Contractors of America. That analysis found more construction jobs were lost in Phoenix(35,100) than in any other city in America."...
  • Solutia Inc., [St. Louis,] swung to a third-quarter profit amid a year-earlier loss from discontinued operations and rising margins, and the results widely beat analysts' views.The specialty-chemicals company again boosted its full-year outlook for earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization from continuing operations to a range of $350 million to $365 million, citing overall...
  • First Solar Inc. is scheduled to report third-quarter results after the market close on Wednesday, October 28, 2009. Analysts, on average, currently expect the company to report earnings of $1.70 a share on revenue of $525 million. In the year ago quarter, the company reported earnings of $1.20 per share on revenue of $349 million.First Solar Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of...
  • The government has responded to the recent ePetition regarding glass prices. The petition asked for “the prime minster to instruct Lord Mandleson to investigate glass pricing activities currently being taken by the dominant glass suppliers to the U.K.”The details of petition were:“The dominant glass suppliers (all non U.K. owned) to the U.K. are planning to significantly...
  • Ifoapplestore.com, a site dedicated to Apple's retail endeavors, predicts that the new store will "mimic some of (Apple's) Fifth Avenue glass cube and basement retail space," as well some of the George Street storefront in Sydney, Australia. The site reports that the glass is 54 feet tall, 75 feet wide, and 30 feet deep and that when the plastic film is peeled off, the storefront will...
  •  The National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., will offer an Approved Calculation Entity Workshop for its Component Modeling Approach program Nov. 15 in San Antonio, Texas, according to an Oct. 26 release.The all-day workshop is designed for those seeking certification to become an NFRC ACE. At the end of the workshop, a take-home exam will be provided for attendees to complete...
  • More than 30,000 devotees thronged the Arulmigu Sri Raja Kaliamman Temple better known as the “glass temple” here [Johor Baru, Malayasia]  for its opening.With more than 90 percent of the structure made of glass, the temple has undergone a massive renovation worth more than RM2 million [$590,828 ].The huge turnout yesterday caused a traffic congestion near Jalan Tebrau...
  • “Reports from the 12 Federal Reserve Districts indicated either stabilization or modest improvements in many sectors since the last report, albeit often from depressed levels,” the Fed reported on Wednesday [Oct. 21] in the Beige Book (so named for the color of its cover), a summary of informal soundings of business conditions conducted in each district fromlate August to Oct. 12....
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  • 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'...
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