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  • The third Glazing Executives Forum took place on the first day of GlassBuild America, Oct. 6, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. About 200 industry professionals participated in the forum, up from 143 last year and 101 the year before, said Phil James, president and CEO, National Glass Association, McLean, Va., in his welcome address. “Houston, we have a problem,” said Jeff...
  • The House today passed its version of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 by a vote of 263 to 171, welcome news to the Associated General Contractors of America . The bill now goes to President Bush, who is expected to sign it promptly.The package, which the Senate passed on Wednesday, 74-25, includes the financial-market rescue provisions that the House rejected on Monday, plus an...
  • At the recent International Code Council hearings in Minneapolis, Sept. 21-22, the Advanced Building Coalition, together with other groups like the U.S. Department of Energy and the Northwest Energy Code Group, produced the single largest increase in energy efficiency in the International Energy Conservation Code and International Residential Code, according to an ABC release Oct. 2.The most...
  • The drop in construction employment accelerated in September and will get much worse unless credit markets reopen, said Ken Simonson, chief economist, The Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va., in a Oct. 3 release. His comment followed a Bureau of Labor Statistics report that showed construction lost 35,000 jobs last month. “State governments from California to...
  • DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions has licensed its DuPont SentryGlas Expressions digital safety glass interlayer technology to Alaa International for Trading Services Company (abbreviated as AFI or Alaa For Industry), located in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
  • Key financial, tax and spending legislation affecting construction remains hung up. Today the House rejected a financial rescue package, although the chamber is expected to reconvene on Wednesday. The House and Senate have been unable to agree on a bill to extend tax credits, due to expire at yearend, that have fueled construction of wind and solar power projects. Congress did pass a bill that...
  • Don't let the gorgeous design distract you – the light emitting glass known as Planilum created by French design firm Saazs and Saint-Gobain Innovations differs from any lighting you've seen before.For one, the light seems to be both drawn on the glass and living within it.
  • The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) today expressed disappointment in the U.S. House of Representatives for failing to pass the bipartisan Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) by a vote of 228-205."This legislation was a move that we believe would have restored confidence in the financial markets," said Stephen E. Sandherr, chief executive officer of AGC....
  • The Glass Association of North America announced today that it has formed an association-wide Energy Committee, which will focus on glass usage in solar power creation, photovoltaic technologies and more.  Stanley Yee, a Principal and Building Enclosure Consultant of Portland-based The Façade Group, LLC, has been named Chair of the Committee.“Energy is quickly becoming an...
  • The upheaval in credit markets has cut off the flow of funds to some developers, and a few contractors have stopped work on jobs, according to scattered reports. “In the short term, businesses in partnership with Lehman Brothers Holdings and American International Group, which had over $50 billion invested in commercial real estate around the country, had their deals threatened,” 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...