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  • Following last week's announcement that Leon Silverstein was leaving Arch Aluminum & Glass, Tamarac, Fla., Glass Magazine talked to glass and glazing professionals to gauge their reaction. Here's what they had to say:Bob Trainor, CEO, Trainor Glass Co., Alsip, Ill.:“[My reaction is of] temporary sadness. He is a friend and a good man. He has passion for his company and for the...
  • The final program for GPD China 2010 has now been released, according to a May 3 release. This year’s conference will be held in Beijing, 2-3 June. The program shows a strong focus on energy efficiency and solar.To view & download a copy of the program, click here. To view & download abstracts of papers to be presented, click here. To register, click here.
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is increasing penalties for serious safety violations, contending current fines are too low to have a deterrent effect.OSHA’s average penalty for a serious violation has been around $1,000. Under the agency’s new policy, the average fine for a serious violation — one that could cause death of serious injury — will increase...
  • Solutia Inc., St. Louis, acquired Novomatrix, Singapore, a leader in branding, marketing and the distribution of high-technology performance window films catering to the premium segment of the automotive aftermarket and architectural applications for residential, commercial and industrial properties, according to a May 2 release. The acquisition of Novomatrix from MAFLP Investments Ltd. and...
  • Real (net of inflation) gross domestic product increased 3.2 percent in the first quarter at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, a slowdown from the 5.6 percent gain in the fourth quarter of 2009, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported [April 30]. Investment in structures was a major drag on GDP growth. Real investment in private nonresidential structures (including mineshafts and wells)...
  • Mexican glass maker Vitro SAB said Thursday [April 29] that the Sada family and tycoon Alfredo Harp Helu have formed a shareholders pact.The Sadas, who own 14.39 percent of Vitro's shares, and Harp Helu, who has 9.86 percent of shares, have agreed to vote their shares together as a block under an agreement that went into effect Wednesday [April 28], Vitro said in a filing with the...
  • The Building Enclosure Council, part of National Institute of Building Sciences, Washington, D.C., along with the American Institute of Architects, Washington, D.C., will provide a series of Webinars on energy efficiency in building design of the building enclosure. The first Webinar, at 2 p.m. EST on May 4, will examine enclosure design and construction details that achieve...
  • Leon Silverstein, CEO, Arch Aluminum & Glass, Tamarac, Fla., will leave the company to pursue other interests, according to an April 28 letter to its employees from Edward Rivas, director of human resources and safety, Arch Aluminum.“We had a difference of opinion on a lot of issues," Silverstein told Glass Magazine. "I believe in a family business company culture and...
  • Lionel "Link" Elozory, founder of Westshore Glass Corp., Tampa, passed away April 25. He founded Westshore Glass in 1954 and served as CEO for more than 50 years.Elozory was born in Tampa on Oct. 15, 1928. He graduated from Jefferson High School, and from the University of Florida, where he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi. He joined the U.S. Navy and served more than 30 years as an...
  • Solutia Inc., St. Louis, will expand its manufacturing plant in Suzhou, China, according to an April 26 release. The plant is a manufacturing site for the company's Saflex polyvinyl butyral interlayer for laminated glass.The Suzhou plant is a full-scale production facility that currently produces Saflex interlayer for the automotive market. The new expansion includes the addition of a second...
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