Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • PPG Industries Inc., which makes paints and coatings, said Thursday it will slash 2,500 jobs and close more facilities as part of a new cost-cutting effort designed to save an additional $140 million a year.PPG plans to close a paint manufacturing operation at the company's plant in Saultain, France; shutter several smaller facilities across its operations; and reduce staff generally across its...
  • Modern and contemporary architecture is in large part defined by its generous use of glass. But the degree to which the buildings of our time work is linked to the quality of that glass. When it’s very transparent, we think of individual homes like Philip Johnson’s Glass House or Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House—museum-piece “machines for living” that...
  • Democratic congressional leaders are encountering opposition from key Senate Democrats to the president's plan to put a price on carbon this year, and are considering bypassing normal Senate procedures to push through legislation.President Barack Obama's 2010 budget plan calls for using a carbon Cap and Trade system to raise as much as $646 billion in new revenue for the government between 2012...
  • U.S. aluminum giant Alcoa [Pittsburgh, parent company of Kawneer NA, Norcross, Ga.] is so desperate to conserve cash amid a metal price slump that it is willing to consider selling a strategic stake to a company such as Chinalco.Alcoa, which in 2001 had a larger market value than BHP Billiton, is now worth just $4.9 billion amid a dramatic slump in aluminium prices. That compares to the $38....
  • Shares of Apogee Enterprises Inc. diverged from the broader markets' rush upward, dropping by more than 3 percent after an analyst said the slowdown in commercial construction would weigh on the glass products maker.Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Cox downgraded the Minneapolis-based company to 'Sell' from 'Neutral' and cut his 12-month price target on the stock by 45 percent to $6, according to a...
  • Democrats on Tuesday introduced controversial labor legislation making it easier for workers to organize, formally kicking off the biggest lobbying fight between business and labor in decades.The Employee Free Choice Act, also known as card-check, was introduced with 223 co-sponsors in the House and 40 in the Senate. That is less support than it attracted in the last Congress, even though...
  • Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., recently earned the American Subcontractors Association Excellence in Ethics Certificate for 2009, according to a March 10 Viracon release. ASA President Bill Olmo presented the award to Viracon and five other firms by in Nashville during the association’s annual meeting March 6. The meeting took place at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown in conjunction...
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a national system for reporting carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions by major emitters Tuesday.The registry, which was originally proposed in a 2007 energy bill and is funded in U.S. President Barack Obama's 2010 budget outline, would lay the foundation for regulation of CO2 and other gases thought to contribute to global warming....
  • The state Department of Environmental Protection has ordered PPG Industries [Pittsburgh]to collect and treat highly polluted water leaching from a 77-acre glass slurry lagoon into the Allegheny River just south of Ford City in Armstrong County [Pa.].The order, issued today, also requires PPG to restrict access to the site and a section of the Allegheny River where the runoff has been measured as...
  • Key Senate Democrats are wavering in their support of legislation that would give more power to labor unions, dealing a setback to labor's top priority as businesses warn of the damage the bill would cause.The battle over the "Employee Free Choice Act" -- expected to be introduced Tuesday -- is seen as a power struggle among labor unions and businesses, as well as a test of whether...
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...