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  • The amount of construction work funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA, popularly called the stimulus legislation) varies greatly by state and program. Two weeks ago, I spoke on successive days to state transportation officials in Colorado, New Mexico and Maine. They said they had awarded contracts covering 69 percent, 80 percent and 100 percent of their respective DOT...
  • A group of Midwestern Democrats is pushing for tariffs on products from countries that don't limit greenhouse gas emissions, a controversial step that the legislators say is needed to help American manufacturers survive expected emissions restrictions here.The Democrats say the measure would level the playing field for U.S. factories, which will likely face increased energy costs due to global...
  • Chris Dolan is director of commercial glass markets at Guardian Industries. Guardian is one of the top players in the manufacture of float architectural and fabricated glass.Q: What can you tell us that will help put the array of Low-E glass choices into an understandable framework?Guardian: We organize our products into Commercial and Residential lines: the SunGuard® and ClimaGuard®...
  • A man has died after a sheet of glass fell on him while he was working at a building supplies warehouse in Derby. Emergency services were called to the Build Center on Ascot Drive in the city after the glass fell on the man.
  • New-home construction unexpectedly declined last month, despite continued improvement in the market for single-family homes, according to government data released Tuesday [Aug. 18], according to an Aug. 18 article in The Washington Post.Privately-owned housing starts in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 581,000. This is 1.0 percent (±8.5 percent) below the revised June...
  • A panel of experts in decorative glass will provide a comprehensive overview of the business benefits of designed glass, review new products and applications in the field, and offer their insights into the latest trends in design during a seminar at GlassBuild America in Atlanta.Read the full release.
  • Sejal Architectural Glass Ltd. has announced that the board of directors of the company at its meeting held on Aug. 17, 2009, has accorded their approval to the issue of 50,00,000 warrants to promoters / promoters group shareholders on preferential basis in terms of Section 81(1A) of the Companies Act 1956 subject to approval of the Shareholders at the Annual General Meeting.The allottees include...
  • A factory with the capacity to produce 5,000 tonnes of glass per day is due to be built in the first quarter of 2010, in Luanda, by the Lee E. Nsumbo company, the company’s chief executive, Abílio Cabral said Thursday [Aug. 13].Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, Abílio Cabral added that the factory unit, to be built in the Viana municipality, would produce clear, mirrored...
  • Critics of the Dems' carbon-capping climate legislation are stoking fear that it would kill jobs and raise energy prices if it goes ahead this fall.Instead of town halls and angry confrontations with lawmakers, farm and fossil fuel groups are using tractor pulls and county fairs and national advertising campaigns to spread their message that a climate bill will hurt the economy, according to an...
  • Senator Arlen Specter, the self-described “decisive vote” on a union organizing bill stalled in Congress, reversed his position and said he will support efforts to bring the so-called card-check legislation to a vote.Specter, a Pennsylvania Democrat who left the Republican Party in April, said he expects a vote to occur on a “modified” Employee Free Choice Act, which would...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...