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  • Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., Mexico, one of the largest producers and distributors of glass products in the world, announced 4Q'08 unaudited results, March 4. Year over year consolidated net sales declined 17.7 percent mostly affected by a 28.2 percent peso depreciation during the quarter while EBITDA decreased 41.6 percent, according to a company release. The consolidated EBITDA margin decreased to 10....
  • A Chinese manufacturing index climbed for a third month, adding to evidence that a 4 trillion yuan ($585 billion) stimulus package is pushing the world’s third-biggest economy closer to a recovery.The Purchasing Manager’s Index rose to a seasonally adjusted 49 in February from 45.3 in January, the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing said today in an e-mailed statement. A...
  • Officials at CPFilms Inc., St. Louis, a wholly owned subsidiary of Solutia Inc., St. Louis, have announced that the company's Vista, LLumar and Gila energy-saving window films now qualify for up to $1,500 in federal tax credits in 2009, according to a March 2 company release. As a result of the recently enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the existing tax credit was increased from $...
  • A factory to help build solar panels is about to open in Mazomanie, [Wis.] without a dime of federal stimulus so far.But industry leaders believe Cardinal Glass' new plant could lead to the financial boost the stimulus package is designed to deliver. "We're producing the clear piece of glass for the solar component of the (solar) panels," plant manager Jeff Valek told 27 News....
  • Flabeg, a Germany-based manufacturer of high-tech glass and mirror applications, is building a facility at a 240-acre site here, near Pittsburgh International Airport, where it will build parabolic solar mirrors.The company will create an estimated 200 manufacturing jobs for the Pittsburgh metro beginning next year, with the goal of growing that number to at least 300, according to the company....
  • Scientists at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have created a novel window design that is an effective and even eco-friendly way to cool hot property in summer and warm-up chilly rooms in winter. And like most of the very best designs, the "Seasons Window" is terribly simple.It's made of three panes of glass mounted to a single swiveling frame. There's a single clear air-tight...
  • Edgetech I.G. in the UK hosted “Energy Efficiency in Focus – Revisited,” on Feb. 26 at Coventry Ricoh Arena in Coventry, England, according to a March 3 company release. The event drew 282 representatives from systems companies, sealed unit manufacturers, fabricators, installers and media and featured speakers who discussed planned and existing energy efficiency regulations,...
  • On March 3, 2009, Glaston Finland Oy has initiated negotiations in accordance with the Act on Co-operation within Undertakings, on adjusting the operations of its Heat Treatment business area to the prevailing market situation, because the adjustment measures agreed in late 2008 were insufficient in light of the orders received during recent months.The entire personnel of Glaston...
  • Executives from several of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers, energy firms and a leading glass manufacturer have agreed to participate in a high-profile, interactive panel discussion during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window...
  • Monster glass panels for Abu Dhabi’s 'leaning tower' development have arrived on what the project team claims is the world’s biggest flat bed truck. The panels are for the Capital Gate building, which architect RMJM recently submitted for the Guinness Book of Records as the ‘world’s most inclined building’.
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...