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  • President and CEO Mika Seitovirta and CFO Kimmo Lautanen presented Glaston Corp.'s January–December 2008 financial statement bulletin today."The global financial crisis considerably weakened the glass processing machine market in the second half of 2008," Seitovirta said. "The development is particularly evident in orders of new machines. During the final quarter of the year...
  • Steve Chen, executive vice president of Flushing, N.Y.-based Crystal Window & Door Systems, recently received the honor of a “Rising Star” of Queens. The award is given to leaders under 40 who are making an impact in the business world of the city’s second most populous borough. Last year, in 2008 the 1,200-member Queens Chamber of Commerce recognized him as one of...
  • Officials at AGC Flat Glass North America, Alpharetta, Ga., announced two steps to reduce overall production, according to a Feb. 9 company release: to shut down its Jerry Run float glass manufacturing facility in Bridgeport, W. Va., in response to a continuing downturn in the U.S. marketplace for flat glass, especially in the automotive sector; and a temporary workforce...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., released its 21st Glass Informational Bulletin, a series of educational documents available for free download from its Web site, according to a Feb. 9 release. Titled Bid Considerations for Contract Glazing Proposals, the GIB provides a handy list of contract inclusions, exclusions and qualifications for glazing subcontractors to consider...
  • To cap or not to cap?That was the question on Tuesday when more than 300 people came to hear testimonies for and against House Bill 1819 and its companion bill, Senate Bill 5735, which would implement a regional cap and trade program in Washington state in partnership with six other states and four Canadian provinces, under a coalition called the Western Climate Initiative.Under the measure,...
  • Japanese stocks fell as Nomura Holdings Inc.’s plan to bolster capital sparked concern ownership will be diluted and Asahi Glass Co. forecast a loss this year.Asahi Glass plummeted 10 percent to 466 yen [$5.07]. The company said on Feb. 6 it expects a net loss of 42 billion yen [$457,288,194] this year as a full-scale recovery in the global economy isn’t likely. That would mark its...
  • Diamon-Fusion International Inc., San Clemente, Calif., global developer and exclusive licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, signed a license agreement in Mexico with Millet Industria De Vidrio, a Yucatan-based glass group, according to a Feb. 6 DFI release.  Millet, a 50-year privately held group based in Yucatan peninsula, has manufacturing plants in Merida and Cancun and...
  • Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Co.'s Australian subsidiary, C.R. Laurence Co., Australia Pty, acquired Australian Glass Tools Pty, Melbourne, according to a Feb. 6 CRL release.“Australian Glass Tools was founded in 1993 by Ron Bremner, and has grown to be a well-known supplier to the glazing industry within Victoria and throughout Australia," said Lloyd Talbert, president, CRL, in the...
  • Officials at Schraml Glastechnik, Austria, selected Salem Distributing Co., Winston-Salem, N.C., as Schraml's North American sales agent to promote and sell its topDRILL line of vertical drilling machines, according to a Feb. 2 Salem release. The topDRILL was the first vertical drilling machine introduced into the market in the mid-90s and has had a strong following around the world.The...
  • A virtual tradeshow, a new online feature from the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan.,  launched recently, according to a Feb. 2 GANA release. The launch comes in time for Glass Week and the BEC Conference in Las Vegas Feb. 12-17. The tradeshow features product information, videos and presentations, as well as downloadable brochures from exhibitors. This marks GANA's first...
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  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...
  • BairdThomsenKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, according to a Jan. 10 announcement from the company. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG...
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