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  • Unsafe glass canopies have forced the closure of six disabled parking bays in the center of High Wycombe [Buckinghamshire, U.K.].Concerns were raised over the safety of the glass canopy covering the bays in Desborough Road behind the House of Fraser after some of the panels shattered in the past.The bays behind the Eden Centre were closed on July 16 for repair works, according to an Aug. 6 Bucks...
  • The vice president of operations, an assistant manager and a former employee of a Jacksonville-based glass installation and repair company have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into thousands of fraudulent insurance claims.Vice President Scott Cates of Lee and Cates Glass Inc., Assistant Manager David Williamson and former employee Jennifer Lamunyon Cribb were arrested Wednesday...
  • With the Chinese real estate market recovering in the first half of the year, the glass industry–which supplies float glass for windows, doors and other household construction uses–is riding the wave.Li Bing, owner of a small float glass enterprise in Wuhan, said his business grew at a surprisingly rapid pace during the second quarter.“The price of float glass is up almost...
  • Glaston Corp.'s board of directors has appointed Arto Metsänen as the new president and CEO of the company. He will start at his new position Sept.1, 2009, according to an Aug. 5 release.Metsänen's predecessor, Mika Seitovirta, and Glaston Corp. agreed that he'd resign Aug. 5.Chief Financial Officer Kimmo Lautanen takes CEO responsibilities for the company Aug.6-31....
  • Measuring Residual Stresses in Glass Products, a new technical and professional training course sponsored by ASTM International, focuses on using non-destructive photo-elastic methods of stress analysis in quality control processes to improve yield, productivity, and help prevent costly field failures, according to an Aug. 4 release. This new course covers: principles of stress measurement in...
  • Construction spending in June totaled $966 billion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, 0.3 percent above the revised May estimate but 10 percent  below the June 2008 level, the Census Bureau reported on Monday [Aug. 3]. Private residential spending was up 0.5 percent for the month but down 30 percent from a year earlier, as new single-family construction increased 2.4 ...
  • Southern Aluminum Finishing Co., Atlanta, will offer aluminum extrusions, sheet and services for designers, installers and manufacturers of renewable energy equipment and support structures, according to an Aug. 4 company release. According to a REN21 Renewables Global Status Report released this spring, most sectors of the renewable energy market have increased by double digits despite a...
  • Workers with CBO Glass installed glass panels Monday [Aug. 3] to begin enclosing the atrium of the Carousel Center mall addition in Syracuse [N.Y.].Work on the expansion, the first phase of the proposed Destiny USA complex, came to a halt in June after Citigroup stopped advancing money on a $155 million loan to the project, according to an Aug. 4 Syracuse.com report.
  • The willingness of some Democrats to drop the "card check" portion of a union organizing bill has led opponents of the measure to intensify their attack on another major provision: binding arbitration if a new union and management can't agree on a first contract within 120 days."We suspected from the beginning that the binding arbitration was packaged with the elimination of the...
  • Today Sapa, Sweden, completed its purchase of U.S. aluminum extrusion company, Indalex, in accordance with the terms of the asset purchase agreement entered into between them on June 16, 2009, according to a July 31 release.As a part of the purchase, Sapa acquired Indalex’s 11 active plants, six in the U.S. and five in Canada, with two cast houses and 29 presses and a total...
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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...