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  • A girl has seriously injured her arm after falling through a skylight while jumping over roof tops in St Andrews [U.K.].The 16-year-old was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, where her condition was described as stable, according to an April 6 BBC report.
  • The total output of flat glass in January and February was 85.37 million weight cases, dropped by 7.1 percent year-on-year; the output of float glass was 69.94 million weight cases, down 7 percent.In January and February, 42 scaled flat glassmakers shut down, which reduced the annual capacity at about 100 million weight cases. 9 float glass companies closed up and 42 companies lowered the...
  • With the acquisition of Pilkington in June 2006, Nippon Sheet Glass tripled in size and instantly became one of the world's biggest makers of window glass and windshields. The company has manufacturing operations in 29 countries, sales offices in 130 countries and more than 30,000 employees.When he was named chief executive of the group in June 2008, Stuart Chambers was tasked with...
  • Nonfarm payroll employment continued to decline sharply in March (-663,000, seasonally adjusted), bringing the 12-month decline to 4.8 million (-3.5 percent), the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. The unemployment rate rose to 9 percent, not seasonally adjusted (8.5 percent, seasonally adjusted), from 5.2 percent a year ago. Construction remained in the vanguard, with job losses of...
  • Bohle America Inc., with headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., has been working in cooperation with the German chemical company Aachener Chemische Werke since March 1, 2009, according to an April 6 Bohle release. The American subsidiary of the Bohle Group will take over general sales in North America of the specialist's products for the glass industry from its current supplier Glass Supplies Inc. Hans...
  • According to the Associated General Contractors of America it is growing more likely that real (inflation-adjusted) gross domestic product will rise slightly in the quarter that began on April 1 from the dismal levels of the first quarter. The growth is likely to pick up gradually through the rest of the year. But it will be very uneven, unlike the downturn, which affected all sectors.Tax...
  • Deborah VanAmerongen, Commissioner of the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal today announced a $515,000 in NYS Community Development Block Grant award to the Town of Manchester in Ontario County to help Rochester Insulated Glass Inc. expand and create 40 jobs, 30 of which will be available to low and moderate-income workers.RIG produces insulated, tempered, laminated and heat-...
  • PPG Industries Inc. will not be manufacturing glass for One World Trade Center in its South Middleton Township plant after the bid for the project was awarded to China's Beijing Glass.Portions of the building formerly known as the Freedom Tower, which will replace the Twin Towers in New York destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, will be manufactured in China. PPG, based in Pittsburgh, bid this...
  • Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., Mexico’s largest glass manufacturer, announced today that it has successfully completed the refinancing of its two-tranche trade receivables securitization for two of its wholly owned subsidiaries, according to an April 1 company release.The senior tranche is a $550 million peso variable rate investment grade bond. The senior tranche is funded by Ixe Banco, Instituci...
  • The final program for GPD China 2009 has now been released, according to an April 2 Glass Performance Days release. Download the English version or the Chinese version.GPD China conference is held annually in China, alternating between Beijing and Shanghai. It brings together industry experts and decision makers from China and the rest of the world. This year, it will be held in Shanghai, May 11-...
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  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...
  • BairdThomsenKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, according to a Jan. 10 announcement from the company. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG...
  • Apogee Enterprises, Inc. has acquired Alumicor Ltd., the Toronto-based fabricator of aluminum frames for window, storefront, entrance and curtain-wall products for the Canadian commercial construction market. The transaction is valued at approximately $52 million.Alumicor will be the seventh stand-alone business in the Apogee portfolio. Apogee is also parent company of Viracon, Harmon,...