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  • After months of promoting President Obama's climate plan as a vehicle to create millions of clean-energy jobs, supporters of the legislation are increasingly pushing another strategy -- its benefits for national security.It's a deliberate, anxiety-themed effort to press a handful of fence-sitting moderates to support a bill that will probably be the administration's next great legislative push...
  • The chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America echoed a common refrain Thursday [Sept. 10]: No one's making loans to developers, so the nation's commercial construction market won't improve anytime soon.Kenneth Simonson didn't deliver just bad news Thursday morning at the San Antonio branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas downtown.Speaking to the San Antonio Business...
  • Thomas D. Lee Jr., who ran his family's glass business for nearly six decades, died Monday [Sept. 7] at the Hadlow Center for Caring of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida of complications of a stroke. He was 85.The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Thursday [Sept. 10] at Southside Baptist Church, 1435 Atlantic Blvd. The funeral will follow at 11, according to a Sept. 9...
  • Britain and China have agreed trade and investment deals worth $500 million, including help for U.K. low carbon products and services, the British government said on Thursday [Sept. 10].The new contracts include a deal between Pilkington Group Ltd., the U.K. unit of Japanese glassmaker Nippon Sheet Glass Co., and the Chinese glassmaker Shanghai Yaohua Pilkington Glass to build a new factory for...
  • A man was crushed to death in a tragic accident at his family glass business tonight.The 49-year-old was working alone in the company factory of GW Glass [Australia] when he tried to move large storages of glass at about 9.20 p.m. The small, family-run company has machinery to move glass, however somehow the man became caught between two piles that fell in a domino effect and crushed him,...
  • Nonfarm payroll employment fell by 216,000 and the unemployment rate climbed to 9.7 percent in August, seasonally adjusted (9.6 percent, not seasonally adjusted), the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday [Sept. 4]. The job drop overall was the smallest in a year, but construction employment fell 65,000, close to the average for the past three months. That decline accounted for 30...
  • A coalition of environmental, labor, veterans and religious groups formally launched a national lobbying campaign Tuesday [Sept. 8] aimed at mobilizing grass-roots support for passage of a Senate climate bill this fall.The group--dubbed Clean Energy Works--marks perhaps the most ambitious effort yet to enact legislation that would cap greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming. The...
  • The incoming president of the AFL-CIO signaled Wednesday his union could accept a card-check bill that preserves an employer’s right to demand a secret-ballot election.
  • PPG Industries Inc. (PPG) said Robert J. Dellinger, a former chief financial officer for Delphi Corp. (DPHIQ) and also what is now Sprint Nextel Corp. (S), was named CFO of the paint, glass and chemicals maker.He will take the position Oct. 15, replacing the retiring William H. Hernandez, who announced in May he would leave by year's end.
  • Construction spending in July totaled $958 billion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), 0.2% less than the downwardly revised June total and 10.5% less than in July 2008, the Census Bureau reported today.Private nonresidential spending fell for the fifth month in a row, slumping 1.2% in July, after tumbling 2.2% in June. Losses were most acute for developer-financed categories: lodging, -...
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  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • 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...