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  • The [Grand Bahamas] government is concerned over Fenestration and Glass Services Ltd.'s recent announcement that it is closing its doors due to a dispute with the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC).FGC Chief Executive Officer Steve Howes, in a letter posted on several local Web sites Monday [March 15], revealed that over the past three years the company has experienced many problems with the...
  • Dealers of windows and doors today [March 17] urged the Office of Management and Budget to delay enforcement of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Rules slated to take effect April 22, 2010, and to retain an “opt-out” provision that offers an exemption for homes where no children under six years of age are in residence.The regulation requires...
  • A two-day building envelope educational symposium and design challenge "test-off" is being hosted by Architectural Testing Inc., York, Pa., at its New England Regional Laboratory, Chelmsford, Mass, May 21-22, according to a March 16 release. Participants must register by April; there's no fee to attend.On May 21, ATI will present an educational symposium and open house at the...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., supports a request made to U.S. senators urging for the delayed implementation of Environmental Protection Agency's "Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule," according to a March 15 release. AAMA joins with 12 other industry associations and organizations representing manufacturers, distributors,...
  • The glass market for interior construction cannot escape from the building industry crisis, according to a European study. After years of high growth rates, the market decreased by 6.4 percent in terms of quantity in 2009 and reached a turnover of 1.41 billion Euro in the top five countries: France, Italy, Spain, Germany and the U.K. Among these countries, the U.K. was hit the hardest, as...
  • Seasonally adjusted payroll employment increased in January in 31 states and the District of Columbia, decreased in 18 states and remained unchanged in Idaho, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Wednesday [March 10]. Compared to January 2009, employment fell everywhere except in Alaska (1,900 jobs or 0.6 percent), North Dakota (1,300 jobs or 0.4 percent) and D.C. (500 jobs or 0.1 percent...
  • Hoping to create jobs and reduce carbon emissions, lawmakers used the stimulus package to expand a tax break to encourage homeowners to make energy efficiency improvements.The change was a potential windfall for window manufacturers, because the larger break would likely spur the installation of new windows, the most popular way of accessing the credit. The break, in place since 2005, had been...
  • The last sheet of glass rolled out of the furnace at Zeledyne's factory in southeast Tulsa on Friday [March 12].After 36 years of making glass for Ford Motor Co. and recently for commercial buildings, the plant's operator shut down its second furnace and ended its glass-making in Tulsa. The facility will instead focus on cutting and finishing products manufactured elsewhere.Company spokeswoman...
  • Citadel Capital, the leading private equity firm in Middle East and Africa with $8.3 billion in investments under control, announced today [March 7] the start of commissioning at its 220,000-square-meter greenfield float glass factory. With a production capacity of 600 tons per day, the state-of-the-art, LE1.1 billion facility is one of Egypt's largest producers of float glass.Sphinx Glass is 51...
  • Officials at the National Glass Association, McLean, Va., put the association's name in support of a position paper, released by the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., calling for proposed improvements for commercial windows and glazing in the Building Star Energy Efficiency Rebate Act of 2010. The paper addresses the concerns of the glass and glazing industry regarding...
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  • 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...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...