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  • A "solar garden" of 210 modules, with 108 solar panels in each, covers the roof of Building 356 at the DuPont Experimental Station northwest of Wilmington.The panels generate enough electricity to power the entire building, known as the "Innovation Center"--the equivalent of six standard homes in Delaware.But this garden is part of the "old generation," of solar...
  • Glaziers Local 1165 went on strike today against Trout Glass & Mirror and the two other major glass contractors in Northwest Indiana after contract talks floundered on Monday and the union’s previous three-year agreement expired at midnight on Tuesday.Henry Sierra, business agent of Painters Local 460--aligned with Glaziers Local 1165 of the International Union of Painters and Allied...
  • At Vitrum 2009 in Milan, Oct. 28-31, the Bystronic glass group will present its core competencies. Besides machines for glass cutting, insulating glass manufacturing, laminated glass manufacturing, pre-processing of automotive glass and glass handling, it will feature machines for the production of photovoltaic thin-film modules, according to a July 2 release.For more than 40 years...
  • The new BIM (Building Information Modeling) Task Group met for the first time June 2 during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Summer Conference in Minneapolis, May 31-June 3. This task group is leading the charge to identify important attributes of fenestration products to incorporate into BIM tools making it easier for specifiers to utilize these building products in their...
  • Glaston recently secured an order in China worth Eur 3.5 million [$4,929,400] for its Tamglass safety glass production lines, according to a July 2 release. The products will be delivered by the end of this year from Glaston's factory in Tianjin, China.The order includes CHF horizontal continuous furnaces and ProE CCS dual convection furnaces, both equipped with Tamglass glass tempering...
  • The International Finance Corp., the private sector financing arm of the World Bank Group, has announced it will provide $70 million in funding for Şişecam, Turkey’s largest glass factory.Şişecam has a 90 percent market share in Turkey. The firm will use the money to invest further in its factories in Turkey and Bulgaria. The project includes investments to produce low-iron solar power...
  • At the corner of Varick and Watt streets a hotel will rise with a facade wielding a more attractive and versatile kind of solar technology that may well be unprecedented for New York City.Anthony Morali, principal of MStudio, elaborated: "Basically, 90 percent of solar panels use crystalline wafers," he said. "It's your basic solar panel. You can't see through it. It's about 2.5...
  • The Sears Tower Skydeck opens its lure for thrill-seekers Thursday. It's called the Ledge and it gives the illusion of standing on air a few feet outside the building, 103 stories off the ground.It could put the Skydeck on the must-see list for tourists, right up there with the museums and Michigan Avenue shopping. It's supposed to be an engineering marvel.The tower's bosses speak assuringly of...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., shared its initial Green Building Survey results at the AAMA National Summer Conference in Minneapolis, according to a June 30 release. Among all the survey's findings, 77 percent of respondents reported a product-based green certification program for residential and commercial fenestration would benefit the product...
  • Exhibitor applications for glasstec 2010, International Trade Fair for Glass Production – Processing - Products and solarpeq 2010, International Trade Fair for Solar Production Equipment, are now available online at www.glasstec-online.com and www.solarpeq.com or can be ordered from Messe Düsseldorf North America, according to a June 30 release. Both events will be held concurrently...
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  • 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...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...