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  • Vice President Joe Biden, making a renewed pitch for a major change in labor law, told union leaders Tuesday that the best way to rebuild the middle class is to help labor unions grow.Biden said it's time to "level the playing field" for unions by passing a bill that would make it easier for workers to organize."You've got to climb up a hill with so many roadblocks on the way to...
  • "Early reports indicate that the infrastructure portion of the stimulus is beginning to do exactly what was intended, put construction workers back on the job," says Ken Simonson, chief economist, AGC, Arlington, Va., after the U.S. Department of Labor issued its April 2009 employment report.  While the report found continued job losses in the construction sector, Ken...
  • Las Vegas businesswoman Weina Zhang says she works all the time not for the money, but to help young girls in her native China.Zhang, chief executive and majority partner in Zetian Systems Inc., [Las Vegas] is a relatively unknown but fast-rising name in the worldwide construction industry. Her company supplies glass panels and other architectural products, mainly from China.Her company has...
  • The Industrial Trade Forum, a blog-based international trade community from ForeignTRADEX announced today the debut of its all new Commercial Glass and Industrial Glass Directory. The company reported the online publication features offerings from American glass fabricating companies and commercial glass manufacturers serving domestic and global markets, according to a May 11 Trans World News...
  • Japanese stocks slid for the first time in six days on concern earnings will continue to decline this year and that a recent share rally was overdone.Asahi Glass Co. surged 12 percent after Nomura Holdings Inc. raised its rating on the company to “buy.”
  • Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, has passed its most recent quality audit by Smithers Quality Assessments Inc., Akron, Ohio, to earn the recently released International Organization for Standardization 9001:2008 with design certification, according to a May 12 release. The company’s entire quality system for the manufacture of Super Spacer products was reviewed and certified to the...
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, has created Building Information Modeling files for its Duranar coatings, Pittsburgh Paints, Porter Paints and architectural glass products, according to a May 11 release. They are housed on the McGraw Hill Construction Sweets Network and Reed Construction Data’s SmartBIM Web sites.The files, which are found on the PPG Ideascapes Web site, enable architects to...
  • Asahi Glass released its consolidated financial results for FY2009 first quarter, Jan. 1 through March 31, 2009, on May 11.Read full release.
  • Schott Solar, seeking to capture a big chunk of the U.S. solar market, will unveil a new U.S. facility on Monday that will produce both solar thermal and photovoltaic solar components.The unit of privately held German glass maker Schott AG said its Albuquerque, N.M., facility employs 300 workers and will be up to 350 staff by the end of the year. The plant will produce traditional...
  • Seventy six jobs are to be lost at glassmaker Pilkington's Merseyside [England] headquarters.The St Helens-based company said it was forced to make the redundancies due to the global downturn."It has hit the building industry particularly hard so we are having to reduce our capacity and adjust costs," a company spokesman said, according to a May 8 BBC report.
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  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...
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