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  • A few words included in one paragraph of the federal government’s massive stimulus package could spell lost business for glass makers, including Scotland County's [N.C.]  Pilkington. The stimulus legislation gives homeowners making energy-efficient improvements a tax credit of 30 percent of the cost of the project, up to a total of $1,500.But, the stimulus legislation passed by...
  • The Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va., hosted an event in Denver this week and detailed how the proposed "card check" legislation currently being debated in Washington poses real risks for the nation's union construction workers.AGC CEO Steve Sandherr explained how provisions in the bill, known as the Employee Free Choice Act, required federal arbitrators to...
  • Indianapolis-based Earth-Solar Technologies Corp. has enjoyed a steady increase in interest in its solar energy systems since starting up two years ago.And business will only get better if Congress passes the Obama administration's plan to curb global warming by making it more expensive to emit greenhouse gases."It's inevitable that the world is going to shift to renewable energy," said...
  • The Employee Free Choice Act of 2009--otherwise known as "card check"--is organized labor's dream. As a practical matter, this legislation, pursued by both the Obama administration and the Democratic Congress, would do away with the secret ballot in the unionization process. Although card check's advocates and critics have spilled much ink arguing about the bill's fundamental fairness...
  • Direct Source International has acquired the assets of Advanced Global Technologies, Mount Laurel, N.J., in a transaction effective the last day of 2008, according to a March 26 release. AGT specializes in global sourcing of components supplying OEM manufacturers in the window/door and industrial markets. Products include aluminum/vinyl extrusion, metal stamping, die casting, injection products...
  • The federal income tax credit for energy-efficient replacement glass windows and doors is now 30 percent of product cost up to $1,500 per household, an increase from $500 two years ago. The new energy-efficiency tax credit on replacement windows is available in both 2009 and 2010 according to the economic stimulus bill signed by President Barack Obama Feb. 17.
  • Vehicles with broken glass weren't hard to come by at Binswanger Glass Company Thursday afternoon.
  • With a drop in the cost of natural gas in the first quarter of 2009 compared to the last quarter of 2008, U.S. float glass manufacturers have announced lower fuel surcharges per truckload, or 38,000 lb., effective April 1. In addition to the natural gas decrease, diesel fuel charges also have gone down.AGC Flat Glass North America, Alpharetta, Ga., Guardian, Auburn Hills, Mich., Pilkington, ...
  • A glass repairman in suburban Sacramento County [Calif.] broke windows to drum up business, sheriff's investigators said.Andrew Krogh, who runs AA Glass and Mirror from his home on Watt Avenue, was arrested Monday night and booked on six felony counts of vandalism.
  • In a setback for organized labor, Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter said Tuesday he will oppose a bill that would make it easier for workers to form unions.Specter was the only Republican to support the Employee Free Choice Act two years ago, and unions were hoping he might be the crucial 60th vote needed to overcome an expected GOP filibuster of the measure when it's taken up this summer,...
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...