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  • The New York Times recently published an article about glassmaking in the United States that suggests the glass industry’s international expansion comes at the expense of growth in the United States. Syndicated columnist Jim Hightower later amplified this notion in a blog post, according to a March 5 Guardian release.Guardian Industries sees the issues differently, and has the facts to...
  • Officials at the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., announced today [March 4] the release of GANA's 25th Glass Informational Bulletin, a series of educational documents available to the industry as a free download on its Web site, according to a March 4 release. Titled Detention Facility Glazing, the GIB discusses technology and several test standards used for detention...
  • Glaston Corp., Finland, has today [March 4] published a summary of the company's 2009 stock exchange releases and stock exchange announcements. Click here to read the summary.
  • If passed into law, the government will offer rebates for windows and doors under the new Homestar program, officially unveiled by President Obama today [March 2]. Also known as Cash for Caulkers, the plan designed to help create jobs by encouraging American families to invest in energy-saving home improvements. The president outlined Homestar during a visit to a training facility at...
  • Construction spending fell in January to $884 billion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, down 0.6 percent from December, down 9.3 percent from January 2009 and the lowest rate since June 2003, the Census Bureau reported today [March 1]. November and December totals were revised down by 1.4 percent each, and the 2009 total, $937 billion, was 13 percent below the 2008 level. Private...
  • Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., one of the world's largest producers and distributors of glass products, today [March 2] announced 4Q'09 unaudited results. Year-over-year consolidated net sales declined 20.2 percent affected by lower volumes and the deconsolidation in December 2008 of Comegua --  the Company's glass container venture in Central America. Consolidated EBITDA increased 3.1 percent YoY...
  • Construction spending in January fell by $5.5 billion to $884 billion, its lowest level since June 2003, according to an analysis of new federal figures by the Associated General Contractors of America. Declining investments in private-sector nonresidential construction and public construction at all levels of government drove the 0.6 percent decline, the association's chief economist Ken...
  • Against the backdrop of an unprecedented economic and financial crisis affecting virtually all sectors and countries across the globe, trading for the [Saint-Gobain] Group was sluggish throughout 2009 in most of its businesses and geographic areas. However, there was a relative improvement over the second half of the year compared with the first half, in terms of both like-for-like growth and...
  • Israel will allow window panes into the Gaza Strip by the end of next week, a Palestinian Authority official said Thursday [Feb. 25]. Deputy Economy Minister Nasser As-Saraj said the shipment "includes 100 truckloads delivering glass panes, which will enter in stages," according to a Feb. 26 Ma'an News Agency report.  
  • Glass Mechanix, Bend, Ore., launched its new division, Surface Mechanix, which will provide residential restoration services for glass, metal, stone and other common surfaces, according to a Feb. 24 release. Surface Mechanix will provide opportunities for individuals and businesses to become affiliates in order to offer these services in their own markets. “We are the experts in glass...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., according to an August 27 release.Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CRL will continue to be independently managed and operated as a subsidiary of OBE and will retain all existing management structures and personnel. The company has eight...
  • 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...