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  • Taiwan Glass Industry Co., the listed subsidiary of Taiwan Glass Group, plans to set up a sodium carbonate plant in Huaian, Jiangsu Province, to tap into the glass upstream materials business.The new plant, with a total investment of $485 million, is jointly funded by Taiwan Glass, venture capital firms and other shareholders. Taiwan Glass holds a 30 percent stake in the JV, according to a...
  • Construction employment saw significant declines in all but two states this August compared to last year according to an analysis of new state-by-state employment figures released today [Sept. 18] by the federal government. The analysis, conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America, however did show that the number of states gaining construction jobs increased slightly in...
  • Millennium Control Systems LLC, Eastlake, Ohio, a control systems integrator and a specialist for glass handling control systems, and Grenzebach Corp., Newnan, Ga., will share a booth in two major glass industry events this year: Solar Power International in Anaheim, Calif., Oct. 27-29, and Glassbuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Atlanta, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, according...
  • Firefighters responded to a blaze at the Mirage Mirror and Glass store in the village tonight, a dispatcher said.The blaze began at around 10 p.m. at at 28 Main St. Half an hour later, firefighters had brought the flames under control and were checking for possible hidden pockets of fire, according to a Sept. 16 LoHud.com report.
  • The Glass Doctor of Frederick [Md.] franchise owned by Kevin and Jennifer Cuozzo is now open and ready to “fix your panes!”Glass Doctor of Frederick offers mobile residential, automotive, and commercial glass services in Frederick County and the surrounding area. The shop is open 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday. For businesses, 24-hour...
  • Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich., celebrated the grand opening of its new float glass facility in Ryazan, Russia, today with an open house for federal and local officials, customers, suppliers and employees, according to a Sept. 17 release.Ryazan Gov. Oleg Ivanovich Kovalev, former Gov. Georgy Shpak and Mayor Oleg Vladimirovich Shishov joined more than 350 guests for the event. The...
  • The producer price index for finished goods rose 1 percent, not seasonally adjusted (1.7 percent, seasonally adjusted) in August, but dropped 4.3 percent over 12 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today [Sept. 15]. The PPI for inputs to construction industries climbed 1.1 percent for the month but fell 7.4 percent from August 2008. Three items accounted for much of the up-and-down...
  • 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...
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