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  • AGC Flat Glass Philippines Inc., formerly called Asahi Glass Philippines, filed a petition with the order to slap additional duties on foreign-made float and figured glass set to expire in December, according to a Sept. 15 BusinessWorld Online report.The commission will begin an investigation today [Sept. 15] after the Trade department endorsed the firm’s petition last Sept. 2.
  • Messe Düsseldorf officials announced Sept. 15 that the group will launch solarpeq, a trade show for the solar energy industry, Sept. 28 through Oct. 1, 2010. To be held in conjunction with glasstec in Germany,  the event will showcase state-of-the-art production equipment and technology for thin-film and crystalline photovoltaic applications. At glasstec in...
  • In a Sept. 14 letter to its customers, Wilkesboro, N.C.-based Gardner Glass Products Inc. President Randy Brooks stated that as of Sept. 12, the company's distribution locations in Phoenix, Indianapolis and Springfield, Va., have suspended operations until Sept. 21 in order to implement changes to help better serve its customers."In order to avoid any potential confusion...
  • Geotechnical construction work is underway in Botswana in a major project expected to boost the country's economy.Botswana Development Corp. is hoping to establish a glass manufacturing plant in Palapye, with preparatory work having begun in July, according to a Sept. 14 CareerStructure.com report. 
  • The chairman of ASAS Co. for Industrial Projects said that the company's subsidiary Zujaj will soon set up an $11.78 million glass factory in Qatar, the Peninsula reported.He pointed out that Zujaj will set up the factory at the small and medium size industrial area with an initial targeted production capacity of 600,000 square meter of glass, according to a Sept. 13 MENAFN.com report.
  • After months of promoting President Obama's climate plan as a vehicle to create millions of clean-energy jobs, supporters of the legislation are increasingly pushing another strategy -- its benefits for national security.It's a deliberate, anxiety-themed effort to press a handful of fence-sitting moderates to support a bill that will probably be the administration's next great legislative push...
  • The chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America echoed a common refrain Thursday [Sept. 10]: No one's making loans to developers, so the nation's commercial construction market won't improve anytime soon.Kenneth Simonson didn't deliver just bad news Thursday morning at the San Antonio branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas downtown.Speaking to the San Antonio Business...
  • Thomas D. Lee Jr., who ran his family's glass business for nearly six decades, died Monday [Sept. 7] at the Hadlow Center for Caring of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida of complications of a stroke. He was 85.The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Thursday [Sept. 10] at Southside Baptist Church, 1435 Atlantic Blvd. The funeral will follow at 11, according to a Sept. 9...
  • Britain and China have agreed trade and investment deals worth $500 million, including help for U.K. low carbon products and services, the British government said on Thursday [Sept. 10].The new contracts include a deal between Pilkington Group Ltd., the U.K. unit of Japanese glassmaker Nippon Sheet Glass Co., and the Chinese glassmaker Shanghai Yaohua Pilkington Glass to build a new factory for...
  • A man was crushed to death in a tragic accident at his family glass business tonight.The 49-year-old was working alone in the company factory of GW Glass [Australia] when he tried to move large storages of glass at about 9.20 p.m. The small, family-run company has machinery to move glass, however somehow the man became caught between two piles that fell in a domino effect and crushed him,...
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  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
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