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  • Glass Performance Days will launch in South America, according to a Dec. 1 release. The first GPD South America will be held May 6-7, 2010. GPD has teamed up with the organizers of the Glass South America trade fair, the Nürnberg Messe, for this pilot conference.The GPD organization also is gearing up for a continuation of its successful traditions in both China and Finland. GPD China is...
  • Only five out of 337 metropolitan areas saw an increase in construction employment between October 2008 and October 2009 according to a new analysis of metropolitan area employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released today [Nov. 30] by the Associated General Contractors of America. Meanwhile, construction employment nationally tumbled by 1.1 million jobs over the past 12 months...
  • Representing its members' long-term business health, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., has joined Start Over!, a national coalition to defeat the health care reform legislation currently under review in the U.S. Senate, according to a Nov. 24 release.The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3962 on Nov. 7, with 220 ayes to 215 nays. On Nov. 21...
  • ASTM International's board of directors has voted to authorize the organization's management to develop the capability to offer certification services. Titled the ASTM International Certification Programs, the new initiative is sponsored by ASTM International and offers the opportunity for certification of products (materials, products, services and systems) as well as personnel.The recent action...
  • The decline of the construction market has taken another South Florida company into bankruptcy.But, Arch Aluminum and Glass, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Nov. 25, said Monday it has already reached an agreement to sell its assets and reorganize debt, according to a Nov. 30 South Florida Business Journal report.
  • The city-based Rs.1,500-crore glass manufacturer HNG group has forayed into the float glass segment by setting up its first float furnace at Halol in Gujarat [India], a company statement Monday [Nov. 30] said.'The HNG group is on a high growth path through strategic diversification. Our foray into the float glass segment is to further expand our horizons in the glass industry,' said HNG...
  • The value of new construction starts climbed 12 percent in October, at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), McGraw-Hill Construction reported on Friday [Nov. 20], based on data it compiled. “The upward push came from double digit gains for nonresidential building [19 percent] and nonbuilding construction (public works and electric utilities) [16 percent]. Atthe same time,...
  • 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...
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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'...
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