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  • The fourth annual Glazing Executives Forum took place Sept. 30 at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, as part of GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, at the same convention center.One hundred and nineteen participants attended the forum, 50 of whom registered in the last two weeks, said Dave Walker, vice president, Association Services, National Glass...
  • Construction began Tuesday [Sept. 29] on a soda ash project with an investment of $1.14 billion from Taiwan Glass Group in Huai'an, east China's Jiangsu Province.    The group aims to ensure supplies of soda ash, a main raw material for glass, by exploiting rich resources in Huai'an, said an official with the Huai'an economic development zone, where the project is, according...
  • GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo will open its doors Sept. 30 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The three-day event will host more than 400 anticipated suppliers representing 15 countries, including more than 40 companies new to the show.“All of us at the National Glass Association are looking forward to greeting thousands of our members...
  • Beneq, Finland, a company providing industrial and R&D equipment and technology for functional coatings, brings ALD technology to the glass industry. Here, nanocoatings using Beneq’s industrial ALD systems are applied to increase resistance to cracking. Matti Putkonen, senior scientist at Beneq and a professor at Helsinki University of Technology, presented his development work results...
  • Ed Sieber, owner of the Glass Doctor of Charlotte franchise, met with members of the North Carolina congressional delegation about health care reform and other issues important to the franchise industry during the International Franchise Association 10th Annual Public Affairs Conference in Washington D.C., Sept. 14-15.Sieber discussed the impact of health care reform on small businesses across...
  • “Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in August suggests that economic activity has picked up following its severe downturn,” the Committee opined today [Sept. 23]. “Conditions in financial markets have improved further, and activity in the housing sector has increased. ... With substantial resource slack likely to continue to dampen cost pressures...
  • Officials at the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Atlanta, are working on a revision to its standard 90.1 to increase building energy efficiency by 30 percent by 2030, and reduce the window-to-wall ratio on the prescriptive path to 30 percent from the current 40 percent maximum. This will limit the light to solar heat gain ratio for the prescriptive...
  • Glasspex India 2009, International Exhibition for Glass Production - Processing – Products, will feature the special show “Solar Energy Generation". Nine companies from Germany, Austria and the Netherlands will present trendsetting developments and applications in form of innovative solar modules, glass and solar energy systems, solar collectors and photovoltaic cells, according...
  • Twenty jobs have been saved by a Learning and Skills Council-funded training package.The health and safety course means staff at St. Helens glass giant Pilkington can operate a new solar panel production line from next January, according to a Sept.  22 Liverpool Echo report.
  • John De Gorter, 81, of Charlotte, N.C., died peacefully Sept. 16 surrounded by his family. A well-known and respected figure in the flat glass industry for more than 60 years, De Gorter was a member of the National Glass Association, McLean, Va., since its inception in 1948. He and his father, Daniel, were responsible for the importation of glass from Belgium and France. De Gorter was president...
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...