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  • Dan Martinson joined the Fargo Glass and Paint Company as a part-time employee while earning his accounting degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead in the 1980s.Two decades later Martinson, who grew up on a farm near Gary, Minn., is president of the 92-year-old Fargo-based distribution company.“During my 21 years here, I’ve found it to be a great company to work for,”...
  • The Glass Doctor of Beaufort County franchise owned by Phil Boatwright is now open and ready to “fix your panes!”Glass Doctor of Beaufort County offers mobile residential, automotive, and commercial glass services to Hilton Head, Ridgeland and the surrounding area. The showroom and shop is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 24-hour emergency service is available.“...
  • The Glass Doctor of Central Illinois franchise, owned by Brad Wade, is now open, according to an Aug. 26 company release.Formerly known as Harmon/Glass Doctor, Glass Doctor of Central Illinois offers mobile residential, automotive and commercial glass services to Christian, Logan, Mclean, Menard, Peoria, Sangamon, Tazewell and Woodford counties, including Bloomington, Peoria and Springfield. The...
  • Few states were immune from construction employment declines this July based on an analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. That analysis found that 47 states saw declines in construction employment, while only two states saw increases and one saw no change in construction employment between July 2008 and July 2009."There aren't a...
  • The benchmark Nikkei average fell 1.8 percent and the broader Topix dropped 1.7 percent on Thursday [Aug. 27].Nippon Sheet Glass slid 6.7 percent to 336 yen [$3.6] after Stuart Chambers said he will step down as chief executive of Nippon Sheet Glass to spend more time with his family, after a stint of a little more than a year as one of the few foreigners to head a Japanese firm.See related...
  • Cambridge, Ohio-based Edgetech’s regional sales manager, Jim Plavecsky, will once again present at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s Architects of a Better Mind on Sept. 30.  The seminar will be held in conjunction with GlassBuild America : The Glass, Window & Door Expo, in Atlanta, Sept. 30-Oct. 2.Architects of a Better Mind is an...
  • A new low-iron patterned glass furnace with a daily capacity of 500 tons, or 393,000 square feet per day, started on Aug. 23 at the Wuhu plant of Xinyi Glass, according to an Aug. 26 company release.In addition, the existing furnace at the plant, with a daily capacity of 300 tons or 236,000 square feet per day, produces Sol-Clear patterned solar glass. That furnace has been in...
  • Stuart Chambers is to step down as chief executive of Nippon Sheet Glass Co. to spend more time with his family, after a stint of a little more than a year as one of the few foreigners to head a Japanese company.Nippon Sheet Glass, which makes glass used in cars, construction and for the production of electronics, said on Wednesday [Aug. 26] Chairman Katsuji Fujimoto would assume the CEO post...
  • The Obama administration should consider $20 billion in loan guarantees or insurance for small manufacturers cut out of credit markets, a private-industry advisory panel to the U.S. Commerce Department said.The council, 14 executives representing General Dynamics Corp., Nucor Corp. and other companies, said small manufacturers can’t get loans to fund operations or investments. The group...
  • Coastal Glass Distributors, Charleston, S.C., will cease operations, according to an Aug. 25 letter to its customers from company president Jack B. Hoey Jr. The decision to close shop came "after efforts to obtain ongoing financing proved unavailing."For the next few days the company will complete and deliver orders already received; it will not accept orders after close of...
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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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