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  • An estimated two-thirds of the nation's non-residential construction companies are planning to cut their payrolls, according to new employment and business forecast figures released today by the Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va. All told, those layoffs are forecast to result in a 30 percent decline in the number of people working on construction projects."Unless the...
  • F. Barkow Inc., Milwaukee, will celebrate 130 years of family ownership this year, according to a Jan. 1 company release.“F. Barkow is proud of our long history as a family-owned business," said John Weise, family owner and president, in the release. "We’ve survived every economic downturn imaginable, and credit our longevity to our long-held mission of providing the...
  • Policymakers’ understanding of sophisticated risk transfer issues is growing, and that’s good news for construction subcontractors, according to The ASA Report: The Policy Environment in the States, which the American Subcontractors Association, Alexandria, Va., released Jan. 1, 2009. ASA’s annual evaluation of public policies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., formed an association-wide marketing committee, according to a Jan. 6 release. The committee will focus on several goals, including marketing:• the benefits of GANA to potential industry members• various products and services offered by GANA• the benefits of glass in architectural design, and more.The committee will be chaired...
  • CPFilms Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Solutia Inc., and the world's leading producer of professional window films for automotive, residential, and commercial markets, has announced that its Vista, LLumar and Gila energy-saving window films will qualify for a federal tax credit in 2009. Homeowners can now earn up to a $500 tax credit by installing these energy-saving window films during the...
  • GTS, Portland, Ore., a division of Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC, attained Microsoft Business Solutions Competency for Microsoft Dynamics GP in the Microsoft Partner Program, according to a Jan. 2 company release. The company is now a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. The Microsoft Business Solutions Competency is designed for partners with expertise in designing and/or...
  • As we say farewell to 2008 and greet 2009, Glass Magazine editors take a look back at the events that impacted the glass industry the most last year.The economy, clearly, influenced all industry segments in 2008. Wall Street rang out its worst year since the Great Depression on Dec. 31, 2008, leaving shareholders $6.9 trillion poorer, according to an article in The Washington Post. The S...
  • The Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va., released estimates on Tuesday of the impact of construction investment on jobs, gross domestic product and personal earnings for the U.S. and each state. The estimates show that $1 billion of infrastructure spending supports $3.4 billion of GDP, $1.1 billion of personal earnings and 28,500 jobs. Approximately 9,700 (34 percent)...
  • The production of glass and glass products in Hungary in the first 10 months of this year was 13 percent higher than in the same period in 2007, according to a Dec. 12 report from Hungary’s Central Statistical Office. Glass and glass products manufacturers’ sales in the January to October period were 10.5 percent higher year-on-year, with an increase in sales of 10.6 percent on the...
  • Value-added glass solutions provider Apogee Enterprises Inc. reported a rise in the third-quarter net earnings from the year-ago period primarily due to higher revenues. The company also reaffirmed its fiscal 2009 earnings per share view. The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based company reported a rise in third-quarter net earnings to $17.65 million, or $0.63 per share, from $11.0 million, or $0.38 per...
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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...