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  • Officials at Molycorp Inc., Greenwood Village, Colo., the largest U.S. producer of rare-earth metals, posted a narrower net loss and said they expect prices of rare earths to remain high as China continues to restrict exports, according to a March 9 Chicago Tribune article.Cerium oxide, one of the 17 elements that compose rare earth metals, is the most efficient polishing material for glass, and...
  • Obeikan Glass Co., the glass manufacturing subsidiary of Saudi Advanced Industries Co., Saudi Arabia, has begun operation of its glass furnace. The furnace will need four to five weeks to reach maximum heat. The company will then start producing float glass within two to three weeks, while the process is fine tuned, according to a Feb. 23 Glass in IT Style report.The glass plant...
  • On Feb. 7, Turkish glass maker Sisecam, the owner of Trakia Glass Bulgaria, opened its fourth plant near Bulgaria´s northeastern town of Turgovishte.The $25 million facility will produce motor vehicle glass for the domestic and foreign markets. The plant will have an annual production capacity of 1.3 million square meters of glass and will employ 130 people. The facility is expected to...
  • Forty-six people who work for a safety glass company in Kilkeel, County Down, [Northern Ireland] have been told they could lose their jobs. Employees at Tough Glass have been given the statutory 30 days' notification. Management said the next step means the company could close. Plant manager John Agnew said the rise in oil prices and cheaper imports from Turkey and China had hit demand for its...
  • The 4thGulf Glass exhibition was inaugurated today by His Excellency Sheikh Mubarak Salem Musallam Al Ameri, second vice-president of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre, in the presence of high-level officials and exhibitors from over 20 countries.The exhibition comes at a significant time as the UAE's glass industry braces for...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., named Chuck Knickerbocker of Technical Glass Products, Snoqualmie, Wash., as the new chair of the BEC Division Technical Committee, according to a March 2 release. He will lead the committee at the upcoming BEC Conference and Trade Show,March 27-29, at the Paris Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.“The building envelope is receiving...
  • In March, the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., will debut a new invitation-only forum for glazing industry exchange of ideas, according to a March 2 release. The Leaders of the Glazing Industry Conference will bring together a global audience of glazing industry leaders to discuss and debate the challenges of the glazing industry's future. Under the theme "Rebuilding the Glazing...
  • The next glasstec International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing and Products will be held Oct. 23-26, 2012, according to a Feb. 28 release. Following its premiere in 2010, solarpeq International Trade Fair for Solar Production Equipment also will be held parallel to glasstec 2012. The glasstec Advisory Board, chaired by Dr. Bernd-Holger Zippe, made the decision during...
  • Officials at Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC, Pittsburgh, announced today that the company will reopen its facility in Evart, Mich., according to a March 1 release This is the result of increased demand for automotive glass products.The plant was originally purchased from Chrysler Corp. in 1998 by PPG Industries Inc. PGW purchased PPGAutomotive Glass in September 2008, and then elected to...
  • The Glass Performance Days Organizing Committee has released the final program for the June 17-20 conference in Tampere, Finland, according to a March 1 release. The main theme of the conference is Glass and Solar in Sustainable Development. The organizers expect some 1,000 participants from 60 countries and have prepared the usual GPD quality program ranging from expert presentations to pre-...
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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...