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  • The National Association of Manufacturers, Washington, D.C., and the American Council for Capital Formation, Washington, D.C., today unveiled a comprehensive study on the impact of The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, also known as the Waxman-Markey Bill (HR 2454), according to an Aug. 12 NAM release. The bill aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to cap the...
  • President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats haven't been able to deliver on one of labor's top priorities: passage of a bill that would make it easier for unions to organize more workers.The Employee Free Choice Act is stalled in the Senate because of opposition from Republicans and moderate Democrats, plus many employers who say it would cost them money and in some cases force them to...
  • GlasWeld, Bend, Ore., an industry leader in glass repair since 1982, today announced the launch of its targeted marketing division, Vortex Ad Group. Drawing on decades of experience in the glass repair industry, this marketing team has created a complete line of professional and affordable marketing materials targeted specifically for auto glass repair companies. Glass repair or restoration...
  • Nonfarm payroll employment fell in July by 247,000, seasonally adjusted, about half the monthly rate over the 12 months since July 2008, when jobs losses totaled 5,740,000, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday [Aug. 7]. In contrast, construction employment fell by 76,000, only slightly less than the 12-month average loss of 88,000 per month.Construction accounted for 30 percent ...
  • The benchmark Nikkei average rose 0.2 percent and the broader TOPIX inched up 0.1 percent on Tuesday.Nippon Sheet Glass, a major sheet glass maker, surged 8.6 percent to 353 yen [$3.62] after Bank of America (BAC - news - people) Merrill Lynch initiated coverage with a 'buy' rating, citing expectations of a significant earnings contribution from price hikes on European construction-use glass...
  • Ten Senate Democrats whose votes are pivotal to the success of climate legislation urged the Obama administration on Thursday [Aug. 6] to support levying tariffs on goods from countries that don't limit their greenhouse-gas emissions.President Barack Obama has resisted the idea, saying it would send "protectionist signals" to the world.In a letter to Obama, the lawmakers said it was...
  • The vice president of operations, an assistant manager and a former employee of a Jacksonville-based glass installation and repair company have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into thousands of fraudulent insurance claims.Vice President Scott Cates of Lee and Cates Glass Inc., Assistant Manager David Williamson and former employee Jennifer Lamunyon Cribb were arrested Wednesday...
  • With the Chinese real estate market recovering in the first half of the year, the glass industry–which supplies float glass for windows, doors and other household construction uses–is riding the wave.Li Bing, owner of a small float glass enterprise in Wuhan, said his business grew at a surprisingly rapid pace during the second quarter.“The price of float glass is up almost...
  • Construction spending in June totaled $966 billion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, 0.3 percent above the revised May estimate but 10 percent  below the June 2008 level, the Census Bureau reported on Monday [Aug. 3]. Private residential spending was up 0.5 percent for the month but down 30 percent from a year earlier, as new single-family construction increased 2.4 ...
  • The willingness of some Democrats to drop the "card check" portion of a union organizing bill has led opponents of the measure to intensify their attack on another major provision: binding arbitration if a new union and management can't agree on a first contract within 120 days."We suspected from the beginning that the binding arbitration was packaged with the elimination of the...
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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...