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  • Demand could drive costs up in 2007
    Cash prices for aluminum experienced major fluctuations in 2006, with the lowest price of $2,271 per ton recorded on Jan. 1 and the highest price of $3,275, a 44 percent increase, recorded on May 11. On Nov. 30, cash price closed out at $2,685 per ton, 18.2 percent higher than Jan. 1...
  • Three of the four industry leaders who will attend Glass Processing Days in June 2007 spoke during a GPD news conference Oct. 26 during Glasstec in Dusseldorf, Germany...
  • The structural committee for the International Code Council of Falls Church, Va., disapproved a set of proposed amendments backed by the America’s Glass Association of Placerville, Calif., that would have toughened the hardware and glass requirements for frameless shower doors...

  • GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo hit the mark in Las Vegas. A record 10,000 glass, window and door industry professionals gathered in Las Vegas for the three-day event...
  • Greg Abel, chairman for Advocates for Safe Glass of Eugene, Ore., said that a North Carolina college student’s untimely death last February could have been prevented if impact-resistant glass had been specified for a window in his dorm...
  • The doors of the Las Vegas Convention Center will open today for GlassBuild America: the Glass, Window & Door Expo, running through Thursday...
  • New legislation on greenhouse gas emissions in California will force glass manufacturers to find ways of limiting emissions in an energy-intensive industry while remaining competitive in the global market...
  • GlassBuild America, the Glass, Window & Door Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Sept. 19-21, will buzz with energy as attendees and exhibitors from across the world gather to teach, learn and show their wares in the architectural glass and residential fenestration industries...

  • So far in 2006, bath-enclosure manufacturers have been hit with price increases for their glass and aluminum commodities. In August, the manufacturers reported spiking hardware prices as well...

  • Aug. 22, the Florida Building Commission instituted windborne-debris building codes in the Panhandle that require shutters or storm glazing in areas predicted to sustain winds of 130 miles per hour during a hurricane...

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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...
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