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  • State unemployment rates were nearly all higher in March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on April 17, as 46 states recorded over-the-month unemployment rate increases, North Dakota and the District of Columbia registered decreases, and Georgia, New York and Rhode Island had no change. Over the year, jobless rates were up everywhere, according to an April 29 report from the Associated...
  • Real (net of inflation) gross domestic product tumbled 6.1 percent in the first quarter at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, following a 6.3 percent decline in the fourth quarter of 2008, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported today. Real investment in "nonresidential structures decreased 44 percent, compared with a decrease of 9.4 percent. ... Real residential fixed investment...
  • Stuart Dean Co., New York, and GlasWeld, Bend, Ore., created a strategic alliance to form one of the largest glass restoration companies in North America, according to an April 29 release. A key objective for both companies is to provide a significant and positive impact on the environment by repairing glass and other surfaces, rather than replacing it. This approach to...
  • First Solar Inc., the nation's largest solar panel maker, says its profit more than tripled in the first quarter despite tightened bank lending that has made it tough to fill orders.The Tempe, Ariz.-based company reported Wednesday it earned $164.6 million, or $1.99 per share, in the first quarter, compared with $46.6 million, or 57 cents per share, for the same period last year.Quarterly sales...
  • With a change of name to Flabeg Technical Glass U.S. Corp. the acquisition of Naugatuck Glass, Connecticut, initiated in mid-2008, is now complete. By this move Flabeg has expanded its solar portfolio with a focus on thin glass technology for solar applications.In the field of machining and finishing of thin glass with strengths of 0.95 mm, Naugatuck Glass acquired a leading position. And now...
  • Tracy Rogers, technical director, Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, will present Challenges of Bent Insulating Glass at Glass Performance Days China, May 11-12, Shanghai. The conference theme this year is renewable energy and glass technology.  Rogers' presentation will take place at 11 a.m. May 12, according to an April 28 company release.“Bent glass is gaining popularity, but...
  • House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman delayed until next week further action on his big climate bill, amid sharp divisions among committee Democrats.The delay indicates that the House Democratic leadership is having difficulty rounding up votes to move the bill forward, amid disagreements over which industries and regions of the country should bear the burden for cutting...
  • To avail of the lower registration fees for the 11th Glass Performance Days ,12-15 June, register by April 30. Despite the tough economic conditions, this year's program is the largest in GPD history with more than 200 oral and almost 100 poster presentations, as well as 19 practical workshops, according to an April 28 release.  The GPD Contact Forum provides a participant list...
  • On the heels of the best quarter and year in the company’s 22 year history, Doralco, Alslip, Ill., added additional column cover manufacturing equipment and skilled craftsmen to its architectural cladding division, according to an April 27 release. Tom O’Malley, vice president of sales, attributed the company's growth to: the partnerships with suppliers and...
  • The Protective Glazing Council International, Topeka, Kan., will host its monthly Webinar May 29, according to an April 27 PGC release. The free Webinar series  for architects, building owners, specifiers, glazing contractors and others in the architectural community focuses on various industry topics and runs an hour. Scheduled for the last Friday of each month, the next...
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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...
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