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  • Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich., will expand its current operations in Chester County, S.C., according to a March 16 release. The $45 million investment is expected to generate 50 new jobs.“We are pleased to be able to expand our operations in South Carolina," said Tom Wunderlich, plant manager for Guardian’s Chester County facility, in the release. "Chester County has provided us...
  • 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...
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  • 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...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...