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  • It is reported that in January to October 2009 cement production was up by 18 percent at more than 1.3 billion tons while production of flat glass was up 2.5 percent to nearly 470 million weight boxes. Both sectors have successfully made deficits into surpluses.Mr Xiong Bilin Inspector of Industrial Coordination Division NDRC said "Projects involving new capacity building or...
  • National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., recently elected one member to serve on its board of directors and re-elected two others. Each will serve a three-year term, beginning this month, according to a Dec. 4 release. An independent firm that managed the voting process reported the certified election results to the NFRC. Members of the NFRC: •    Elected Sneh...
  • Despite a slowing in the number of construction workers losing jobs in November, 19.4 percent of the nation's construction workers are now unemployed according to new federal figures released today. The figures show that unemployment rates within the construction industry remain significantly higher than any other sector of the economy, the Associated General Contractors of America said."The...
  • Officials at Diamon-Fusion International Inc., San Clemente, Calif., signed a key strategic alliance and license agreement in Israel with Blinds Aluminum Industries Ltd., according to a Dec. 3 release. This new alliance marks the development of a new territory for DFI in the world’s biggest R&D stage, as Israel is the world’s leading country in R&D investment allocation...
  • The global financial and economic crisis has left its mark on the glass industry worldwide, according to a Dec. 3  Messe Düsseldorf North America release. In particular, the flat glass industry, which is heavily dependent on the construction and automotive markets, has had to deal with considerable sales declines in 2009. An example of the trend on an international level is the...
  • The Protective Glazing Council International, Topeka, Kan., will hold its final Webinar in its 2009 Free Monthly Webinar series at noon Dec. 11, according to a Dec. 3 release.The final Webinar of the year will be given by Tom Haines, security programs manager, Graham Architectural Products, York, Pa.  He will discuss blast resistance, ballistic resistance, and forced entry...
  • Reports from the 12 Federal Reserve districts indicate that “ economic conditions have generally improved modestly since the last report” six weeks ago, the Fed wrote on Wednesday [Dec. 2] in the Beige Book, a summary of informal soundings of business conditions, in which districts are referred to by the names of their headquarters cities. “Eight districts indicated some...
  • The production facilities at Cladtech in the Arab Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah are characterized by spacious premises and a quiet working environment. As in all Arab emirates, there is a lot of sunshine, sand and, above all, plenty of space. The company uses this space, amongst other things, for glass processing using machines from the Bystronic glass group, according to a Dec. 2 release.On a tour...
  • Toledo-based glass maker Pilkington North America Inc. will install a $1.4 million solar array at its plant in Northwood, thanks in part to a state and federal grant that will offset nearly half the cost.The 3,450-panel project, to be built by fall 2010 at the company's Plant 21 site on East Broadway, is one of 25 alternative-energy projects in Ohio that will share more than $13 million in...
  • Glass Alliance, the insulating glass products network comprising Fenzi, Alupro and Rolltech, shows strong signals of growth, according to a Dec. 2 release. A new company, Fenzi - Alu Pro Iberica, has been established in Lalin, Galicia in order to be closer to the strategic Spanish market.The new company operates within the network, as a reference point in Spain for the distribution and storage of...
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • 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...