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  • PGT Industries, the Florida-based manufacturer of windows and doors, plans to hire up to 100 workers at its Salisbury, N.C., plant after a job fair this Saturday [April 10].The company is expanding its workforce due to increased volume from its SpectraGuard vinyl replacement window primarily, reports Debbie LaPinska, VP of sales and marketing.  The product line, which is targeted at 26...
  • The Bystronic glass Group, Germany, has received a large multimillion Swiss francs order from Saudi Arabia, according to an April 6 release. As 2009 drew to a close, Richard Jakob and Fahad Al-Harbi, chairman of the Wajhat Glass & Aluminium Factory as well as vice chairman and CEO of the Al Harbi Holding, finalized the deal with the system’s installation scheduled to begin in April...
  • The energy industry and an antitax group are challenging California's plan to cap greenhouse-gas emissions, saying the effort would lead to job losses and raise energy prices if it goes into effect in 2012.These groups are collecting signatures to put an anti-cap measure before voters in November; the proposition would postpone any carbon limit until the economy rebounds. Backers of the cap think...
  • Officials of the National Glass Association, McLean, Va., and Consulting Collaborative, Dallas, announced April 1 the availability of a new NGA member service: business development consulting. The consulting is aimed at increasing sales and profits, as well as other initiatives that contribute to creating a successful company in the glass and glazing industry.The NGA has...
  • Howard Hanes, president, Salem Distributing Co., Winston-Salem, N.C., will retire from the company effective May 15, according to an April 5 release. He joined Salem in 1989 as vice president, and has served as president of the company since 2005. He has a total of 44 years experience in the glass industry with Corning, Super-Cut and Carolina Mirror.While at Salem, Hanes directed equipment...
  • Nonfarm payroll employment climbed in March by 162,000, seasonally adjusted, and the unemployment rate remained for a third straight month at 9.7 percent (10.2 percent, not seasonally adjusted), the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today [April 2]. Construction employment rose by 15,000 to 5,592,000, the first gain since June 2007. The increase followed a drop of 59,000 in February, which...
  • Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich., has partnered with Agalite Shower & Bath Enclosures, with U.S. offices in Seattle, to manufacture, design and distribute the latest in low maintenance residential shower products based on Guardian’s advanced glass technology, according to an April 5 release.Developed exclusively by Guardian, ShowerGuard is an innovative glass that is...
  • Construction spending tumbled in February by $11.6 billion, or 1.3 percent, to $846 billion, a low last recorded in 2002, according to an analysis of new federal figures by the Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va. Declines occurred relative to both the month before and February 2009 in most categories of private residential and nonresidential construction, as well as public...
  • Officials of JE Berkowitz, Pedricktown, N.J., announced that Timm Walker, AIA, has been appointed business development manager, representing its new division: Renovate by Berkowitz. Walker will direct the new product line in the business development and marketing efforts. He will also be responsible for managing the dealer/installer distribution channel for this product line.Walker...
  • Sejal Architectural Glass Ltd. has announced that the production activities from the company's newly set up float glass manufacturing at Jhagadia, Bharuch, have been suspended temporarily on account of certain teething issues which have occurred in the glass manufacturing plant at the initial stage of production.The technical team of the equipment supplier, M/s. Fives Stein [France], along with...
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  • 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...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...