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  • Michigan's senators, reliable allies of President Barack Obama, are emerging as potential obstacles to one of his top budget priorities.Both have raised major questions about a cap-and-trade system to limit carbon emissions. Last week, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Detroit, joined a handful of more moderate Senate Democrats in opposing a procedural move that could make it easier for such a system to become...
  • Housing construction posted a surprisingly large increase in February, bolstered by strength in all parts of the country except the West.While the surge in construction was far better than the continued decline economists had expected, experts viewed the rebound as a temporary gain given all the problems the housing industry still faces.The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that construction...
  • As anyone who lives too close to a baseball field knows, glass can be frustratingly fragile. But a new type of glass, made from opaque titanium and zirconium instead of transparent silicon, is harder and tougher—and weighs less—than stainless steel. The California scientists who developed and tested the opaque glass hope it could one day replace steel and aluminum in a wide variety of...
  • U.S. industrial production fell for the fourth month running in February, dropping by 1.4 percent on weak factory and manufacturing output as global demand has continued to erode.The monthly decline was slightly worse than expected and was driven lower by warmer temperatures across the U.S., which slowed the output of utilities. Industrial output was off by 11.2 percent compared with the same...
  • Countries buying Chinese goods should be held responsible for the heat-trapping gases released during manufacturing in China, one of its top officials said Monday.The argument could place an even greater burden on the U.S. for reducing pollution blamed for global warming.Li Gao, China's chief climate negotiator, said that any fair international agreement to curb the gases blamed for global...
  • Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and CEO of Turkish company 'Sisecam' Ahmet Kirman, President of the Turkish Sisecam Group Dogan Arikan signed Friday in Skopje [Republic of Macedonia] a memo of understanding on building of a factory for glass production in the free trade zone 'Bunardzik'. The construction of this factory, an investment of Euro 45 million [$58,201,200], will kick off in 2010,...
  • William Davidson, owner and CEO, Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich., died March 13. Davidson, 86, died at his home in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., according to a company release.Read more. 
  • The unemployment rate in February climbed to 8.9 percent overall, not seasonally adjusted (8.1 percent seasonally adjusted) from 5.2 percent  in February 2008, and to 21.4 percent in construction from 11.4 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. Nonfarm payroll employment shrank by 651,000 jobs in February, seasonally adjusted, and the estimates...
  • Some say there's a whiff of fresh air in Washington. But others say it's the same hot air as always ... only there's more of it than ever.As President Obama continues to push for a market-based cap on greenhouse gas emissions, an unprecedented number of powerful lobbyists and interest groups are preparing to leave their mark on federal policy.In the five years since Congress last voted on...
  • PPG Industries Inc., which makes paints and coatings, said Thursday it will slash 2,500 jobs and close more facilities as part of a new cost-cutting effort designed to save an additional $140 million a year.PPG plans to close a paint manufacturing operation at the company's plant in Saultain, France; shutter several smaller facilities across its operations; and reduce staff generally across its...
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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...