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  • Diamon-Fusion International Inc. (DFI Nanotechnology), global developer and exclusive licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, announced the signing of another license agreement in Canada with House of Mirrors & Glass, Ltd. The agreement provides distribution of DFI’s NanoPax product throughout the Province of Alberta and further expands DFI’s applications into a diverse...
  • Lamination process can help prevent shatteringThey are popular items found in homes across the country, but glass tables in your living room or on your patio could be a safety hazard. Team 5's Susan Wornick, however, reported that things may be changing.
  • Legislation filed in the House and Senate could benefit AGC Flat Glass and ultimately boost business for the company’s Church Hill plant.The bill, introduced last week in the House and last month in the Senate, would amend a portion of the federal stimulus plan giving homeowners a tax credit for making energy-efficient improvements.As the stimulus now stands, homeowners installing new...
  • Construction workers continued to suffer dramatic job losses as all but one state saw declines in construction employment this October compared to last year, according to an analysis of new state-by-state employment figures released today [Nov. 20] by the federal government. The analysis, conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America, points to the need for Washington officials...
  • Sara Neiswanger has been named the Glass Association of North America’s technical services coordinator, a new position within the association, according to a Nov. 20 release. She joined Association Services Corporation, GANA's management company, in 2006 as an executive assistant for ASC and its clients and became an account executive in 2007. She also serves as the account executive for...
  • Today [Nov. 20], Glaston Corp., Finland, has signed a EUR 74 million revolving credit facilityagreement with its core banks. This loan will supersede the arrangements of a  corresponding size made earlier with the same banks. The loan period is two years, with an option of a one-year  extension period subject to agreement between the parties. It is intended to cover the...
  • The Chinese state-owned company China Luoyang Float Glass Group is still interested in investing in the former glass factory in Bulgaria’s northeast city of Razgrad.After a visit in April 2008, representatives of the Chinese holding visited Bulgaria for the second time, and met Thursday [Nov. 19] with Finance Minister Simeon Djankov, and Todor Dimitrov who is a MP from the Razgrad...
  • The producer price index for finished goods climbed 0.4 percent in October, not seasonally adjusted, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Tuesday [Nov. 17]. The PPI for inputs to construction industries, a weighted average of materials used in every type of construction, including diesel fuel and other items consumed by contractors, fell 0.2 percent for the month and 5.8...
  • The AGC Flat Glass North America [Marshall, Mich., Nov. 12] plant closure affects all 28 employees. Employees have been offered a “very good severance package,” Business Manager Carl Price said.The Japanese-owned company makes insulating glass for residential homes [in this plant]. The glass is shipped to framing companies and then sold to home owners.Price said there have not been...
  • The number of visitors at Vitrum, Oct. 28-31, Milan, and especially at the Glass Alliance stand--an international network whose members include Fenzi, Alu Pro and Rolltech and that produces and markets worldwide all the industrial equipment for IG production--exceeded forecasts, according to a Nov. 16 release. The attendance was higher than at the previous exhibition in 2007.The many meetings at...
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  • 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...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...
  • Glaston acquired the industrial property rights to all Glassrobots Oy products, following Glassrobots’ July 11 bankruptcy filing in the Pirkanmaa District Court in Finland. As a result of the deal, concluded on Aug. 8, the industrial property rights and related documentation of Finnish glass processing machine manufacturer Glassrobots Oy’s flat tempering and bending machines, its automotive...