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  • 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...
  • The Glass Doctor of Moore and Montgomery counties [South Pines, N.C.] franchise owned by Tim and Kim Hargrave is now open, according to an Aug. 24 company release.Glass Doctor of Moore and Montgomery counties offers mobile residential, automotive, and commercial glass services. The showroom and shop is open 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturday by appointment. 24-hour...
  • A top labor official said Monday that President Obama and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel have indicated that they will not bring up "card check" legislation until after health care reform is done in Congress.AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Richard Trumka, the expected incoming president of the influential union, pledged during a web chat on the liberal blog firedoglake that...
  • Seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment fell in 29 states in July and rose in 21 states and the District of Columbia, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday [Aug. 21]. North Carolina had the largest percentage drop, -0.7 percent; followed by Mississippi, -0.6 percent; Nevada and New Mexico, -0.5 percent each. The largest percentage gains were in D.C., 1.9 percent; Michigan, 1.0...
  • The amount of construction work funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA, popularly called the stimulus legislation) varies greatly by state and program. Two weeks ago, I spoke on successive days to state transportation officials in Colorado, New Mexico and Maine. They said they had awarded contracts covering 69 percent, 80 percent and 100 percent of their respective DOT...
  • A group of Midwestern Democrats is pushing for tariffs on products from countries that don't limit greenhouse gas emissions, a controversial step that the legislators say is needed to help American manufacturers survive expected emissions restrictions here.The Democrats say the measure would level the playing field for U.S. factories, which will likely face increased energy costs due to global...
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  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...
  • Glaston acquired the industrial property rights to all Glassrobots Oy products, following Glassrobots’ July 11 bankruptcy filing in the Pirkanmaa District Court in Finland. As a result of the deal, concluded on Aug. 8, the industrial property rights and related documentation of Finnish glass processing machine manufacturer Glassrobots Oy’s flat tempering and bending machines, its automotive...