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  • 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-...
  • 2010 was challenging for Glaston, Finland, said President and CEO Arto Metsänen in a March 1 release. "Demand for our products remained at a low level and the company's profitability was very weak," he said. "Our operating year was marked by extensive efficiency measures to reverse the trend in profitability. Despite the subdued market, our net sales remained at the previous year's level. Our...
  • Effective Feb. 25, Greg Silvestri, president, Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., and executive vice president, Apogee Enterprises, Minneapolis, has left the organization, according to a March 1 Viracon statement. In the interim, Apogee CEO Russ Huffer will lead Viracon. "I would like to thank Greg for his dedicated service to Viracon and Apogee over the past three and a half years, and wish him...
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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...