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  • The strong earthquakes and tsunamis that hit the northern part of Japan on March 11 impacted the AGC Group’s operations, according to a March 14 release. Four plants in Kashima, Chiba, Yonezawa and Koriyama were affected by the natural disaster. Other than the above locations, production has been suspended at some of the plants for architectural processed glass in the Tohoku/North Kanto...
  • Glaston Corp., Finland, published its annual report and financial statements 2010. The report is published in English and Finnish, in PDF format, and can be ordered by phone, +358 10 500 6105 or on the company’s Web site.Glaston also has published a summary of the company's 2010 stock exchange releases, available here.          ...
  • The board of directors for the Placerville, Calif.-based California Glass Association/Americas Glass Association announced the retirement of Donn Harter, its president and technical director, in a March 14 release. And “with Harter’s retirement, no equal replacement, and the current economic conditions,” the AGA board of directors has discontinued the operations of the AGA, effective...
  • PPG Industries Inc., Pittsburgh, paid Chairman and CEO Charles Bunch $12.4 million in total compensation last year, a 47 percent jump from $8.4 million in 2009, according to proxy materials filed March 10. His salary remained about $1 million, according to a March 11 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review report.
  • Trainor Glass Co. will consolidate several core business units and plant production to match the projected marketplace, according to a March 11 release.The contract glazier is consolidating its Champaign, Ill., and South Bend, Ind., facilities, and scaling back its Las Vegas and Wyoming operations, which will be handled out of Phoenix and Denver, respectively. These four locations...
  • Glass industry giant Pilkington, U.K., will build a new car window plant in Poland for an estimated 450 million zloty (US$155 million), its Polish arm said on March 11. The plant is expected to turn out 1.7 million windscreens a year, and between 4 million and 5 million side and rear windows. The site will be operational in 2012, according to a March 14 Industry Week report.
  • The joint Webinar of Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, ON, titled Fatalities and Injuries During Flat Glass Handling, is now available to view on each organization’s Web site, according to a March 10 release. The Webinar, which looked at the tragic results from the mishandling of flat glass in a manufacturing...
  • DyeTec Solar has secured $1 million from the Ohio Third Frontier Commission for the development and mass manufacture of glass-based BIPV (building-integrated photovoltaic), BAPV (building-applied photovoltaic) and AIPV (automotive integrated photovoltaic) products. The technology, which will be produced alongside glass maker Pilkington North America at DyeTec’s Toledo facility, is aimed at...
  • As Gulf Glass 2011 closed at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre, those who attended left with a sense of optimism and expectation for the region's growing glass industry, according to a March 10 Zawya report. The exhibition took place March 7-9.For many, the event proved extremely successful. Mega Enterprises, a leading Egyptian glass technology supplier, declared it...
  • 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...
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  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...