Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Nonfarm payroll employment shrank by 467,000 jobs in June, seasonally adjusted, bringing the 12-month total loss to 5,664,000 (-4.1 percent), the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Thursday [July 2]. The unemployment rate rose to 9.7 percent, not seasonally adjusted (9.5 percent, seasonally adjusted). Construction again had the highest industry unemployment rate, 17.4 percent, not seasonally...
  • Scheuten has opened the doors of its new head office. The office provides space for nearly two hundred employees of Scheuten Solar and Glass. The new site in Venlo, Netherlands, is fitted with a glass façade combined with more than 230 Optisol solar panels. The office has been built on the site of the future Sunrise campus.Scheuten Glas, Scheuten Solar and Scheuten Absoluut Glastechniek...
  • An update to AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/ I.S.2/A440-08, NAFS – North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights is now available for electronic download from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., according to a July 9 release. Update #3 includes editorial revisions to the 129-page standard originally published in January 2008...
  • Biesse SpA today officially launched its Diamut North American operations in the United States and Canada, according to a July 8 release. Diamut is a producer of high-tech diamond tooling used in the working of stone and glass, as well as in the construction trades.Diamut has specialized in the production of diamond tools for more than 20 years and was strategically acquired by Biesse in...
  • Alcoa Inc., the largest U.S. aluminum producer, may report its third consecutive quarterly loss today as lower demand from automakers and the construction industry keeps the metal at about half of last year’s prices.Alcoa, the first company in the Dow Jones Industrial Average to announce results for the three months through June, is expected to report a loss excluding some items of 38 cents...
  • Saflex, St. Louis, a unit of Solutia Inc., St. Louis, today announced their 2010 Vanceva Color Forecast for Architectural Laminated Glass. The 10 unique colors can be achieved by utilizing two or more layers from the company's Vanceva Color by Saflex line of poly vinyl butyral interlayers for laminated glass.No longer reserved for paint and wall coverings, Architects and Designers continue to...
  • More than two dozen employees will be laid off from a local manufacturing plant this summer, a Cardinal Glass official said Tuesday afternoon.Most of the Northfield [Minn.] plant’s 90-some production employees will have to reapply and interview to keep their jobs, plant manager Dwight Kalousek said, but an estimated 27 won’t make the cut.As many as five employees would be laid off in...
  • Former AGC Flat Glass plant workers [in Clarksburg, W. Va.] who lost their jobs in May, could be eligible for benefits.Workforce West Virginia says affected workers should have received letters in the mail advising them of their meeting time slot.It says anyone who did not get a letter, but is dislocated, can also attend, according to a July 7 WBOY report.
  • Republican Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma said climate legislation won’t be approved by the U.S. Senate even though it’s likely to get the endorsement of the Environment and Public Works Committee.Inhofe said Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson’s testimony to the Senate panel today that U.S. action alone won’t reduce carbon dioxide levels will...
  • To truly appreciate how glass can be used structurally, make your way to 233 South Wacker Drive in downtown Chicago. More precisely, make your way 1,353 feet above South Wacker, to the 103rd floor of the Sears Tower.Once there, take a few steps over to the west wall, where the facade has been cut away. Then take one more step, over the edge.
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