Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • GPD China 2010 conference will be held in Beijing June 2-3. Participant registration is now open, according to a May 12 release. A registration code is required to register. If a code has not been provided to you, please use GPD2010INTL.Click here for more information. Click here to view and download a copy of the program. To view and download abstracts of papers to be presented, click here...
  • Nonfarm payroll employment in April jumped by 290,000, seasonally adjusted, but the unemployment rate also rose, to 9.9 percent, as rising job prospects drew more job-seekers, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday [May 7]. Construction employment climbed for the second straight month, by 14,000 (0.2 percent), and the March increase was revised up to 26,000 from an initial estimate of...
  • Officials at the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan. announced today that its new Web site to document GANA: Advocacy issues is now available online, according to a May 10 release. The announcement coincides with visits to Capitol Hill by GANA Executive Vice President Bill Yanek and others to lobby support for GANA's positions on energy legislation being considered in Congress....
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., and its members continue voicing their support to delay implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, according to a May 8 release. Although the new rule took effect on April 22, government leaders are reviewing legislation introduced on April 29 that would postpone...
  • Construction firms added 14,000 new jobs in April, the second consecutive month of employment gains for the industry, according to an analysis of new federal figures released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. After more than two years of dramatic job losses, the construction industry is once again adding jobs, thanks primarily to the increasing number of stimulus-funded...
  • Finland-based Glaston Corp.'s chief financial officer and member of Glaston's Executive Management Group, Kimmo Lautanen, has decided to leave the company, according to a May 7 release. It has been agreed that Lautanen continues with his duties as CFO and member of the Executive Management Group until the end of June 2010.           ...
  • With revenue of EUR 85 million and an operating result of EUR 8.2 million, CentroSolar Group AG [Germany] improved substantially on the figures for the prior-year quarter (revenue EUR 61.7 million, earnings EUR -7.3 million) and therefore made a very successful start to the 2010 financial year. The operating result surpassed the company's own expectations, taking it already more than half...
  • Nippon Sheet Glass's takeover of Pilkington in 2006 may have been friendly but integrating the groups has been far from easy, writes Andrew Bounds.NSG had 80 percent of its sales in Japan and saw Pilks, as it was affectionately known, as a way to gain global diversification. It started buying into the business in 2001, when the shares were at 60 p. Five years later, Pilkington shareholders...
  • Research and Markets has announced the addition of WinterGreen Research Inc.'s new report, Flexible Glass Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Nanotechnology, Worldwide, 2010 to 2016, to its offering.Flexible glass is useful as a substrate for deposition of nanotechnology materials used to create solar panels, thin film batteries, and HDD drives. Substrates are needed for nanotechnology...
  • Officials at C.R. Laurence Co., Los Angeles, today [May 6] announced that the company has entered into an agreement to purchase Jackson Corp., also of Los Angeles. Jackson has been a manufacturer of door hardware for the aluminum and tempered glass door industry for more than 50 years.“We are very pleased to announce this agreement.” said Lloyd Talbert, president of C. R....
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., according to an August 27 release.Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CRL will continue to be independently managed and operated as a subsidiary of OBE and will retain all existing management structures and personnel. The company has eight...
  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...