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  • GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo opened its doors Sept. 30 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. More than 7,100 industry members registered for the event, which occupied 270,000 gross square feet of exhibit space.Show stats  Total registrants: 7,124  International registrants: 740    representing 42 countries ...
  • The fourth annual Glazing Executives Forum took place Sept. 30 at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, as part of GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, at the same convention center.One hundred and nineteen participants attended the forum, 50 of whom registered in the last two weeks, said Dave Walker, vice president, Association Services, National Glass...
  • Construction began Tuesday [Sept. 29] on a soda ash project with an investment of $1.14 billion from Taiwan Glass Group in Huai'an, east China's Jiangsu Province.    The group aims to ensure supplies of soda ash, a main raw material for glass, by exploiting rich resources in Huai'an, said an official with the Huai'an economic development zone, where the project is, according...
  • Vitro and the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon today [Sept. 29] announced they have signed an agreement establishing a formal academic program at UANL that will incorporate glass and its uses as part of architecture and industrial design with a focus on its practical use and sustainability.Through this agreement both institutions have agreed to enhance their relationship, instituting an expert...
  • Auburn Hills, Mich-based Guardian Industries’ chairman and its chief technology officer will lead a solar energy panel designed to bring industry experts together to discuss solar technology and trends at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 30–Oct. 2, in Atlanta, according to a Sept. 27 release.On Oct. 1, Guardian Chairman and Glass Group President...
  • Mike Manteghi and John Burmer of Traco, Cranberry Township, Pa., will present at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Atlanta, Sept. 30-Oct.2, according to a Sept. 27 release.Manteghi, director of research and development, will be part of a panel discussion, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Oct. 1, at the Energy Efficiency Town Hall Forum entitled “Can Public Policy Keep...
  • What makes a fenestration product green was once again a main topic of discussion as members gathered last week for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Fall Conference. The relative value of recycled content, in particular, was the subject of much debate, as the group continued its work on developing its green fenestration product rating program.The event, held at the Loews...
  • GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo will open its doors Sept. 30 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The three-day event will host more than 400 anticipated suppliers representing 15 countries, including more than 40 companies new to the show.“All of us at the National Glass Association are looking forward to greeting thousands of our members...
  • Beneq, Finland, a company providing industrial and R&D equipment and technology for functional coatings, brings ALD technology to the glass industry. Here, nanocoatings using Beneq’s industrial ALD systems are applied to increase resistance to cracking. Matti Putkonen, senior scientist at Beneq and a professor at Helsinki University of Technology, presented his development work results...
  • [Cranberry Township.] Pa.-based window company Traco says it will close its 10-year-old factory in Johnson City [Tenn.], putting nearly 200 workers out of job as early as November.Company spokeswoman Denise Abraham told the Johnson City Press that employees were notified this week. She called the shutdown a difficult decision and blamed the slump in the construction industry, according to a Sept...
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...