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  • Q&A with Mark Baker, head of IBA Consultants

    In 2004, building envelope consulting firm IBA Consultants Inc. of Boca Raton, Fla., operated three offices, all in Florida. Today, the company has seven locations, including offices in Las Vegas, Seattle and New York City...
  • Glass Week 2007, which began Saturday at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota in Florida, featured eight guest speakers during the first three days...
  • Investments in green building should be a top priority for owners, corporations and real-estate investors, according to an article by Charles Lockwood in the December 25 edition of Barron’s, a New York City-based weekly financial magazine...

  • Pilkington’s Stuart Chambers to head flat glass business
    Nippon Sheet Glass officials approved a top-level organizational structure for the Japanese company, incorporating officials from the United Kingdom’s Pilkington that NSG acquired in June 2006, according to a Jan. 15 NSG announcement...
  • International Aluminum Corp., the Monterey Park, Calif.-based parent of commercial fabricator United States Aluminum of Waxahachie, Texas, has entered into a buyout agreement with an affiliate of Genstar Capital LLC. The San Francisco-based private equity group is offering $53 per share for the publicly-traded International Aluminum in a transaction valued at about $228 million...
  • Green design, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and low-emissivity will continue to be the buzz words for architects in 2007 as designers demand even more energy savings out of their glazing systems. However, architects say the high costs associated with the higher performance are still prohibitive for many projects...
  • Officials from Mexican glassmaker Vitro announced a $750 million debt offering to help the company refinance its third-party debt, improving its overall debt capital structure, according to a Jan. 11 company release...

  • Construction costs in the fourth quarter of 2006 increased 2.12 percent over third quarter 2006 and 9.65 percent over fourth quarter 2005, according to the cost index from New York-based Turner Construction Co...
  • Company plans to exit automotive market
    As a result of strong third quarter results, officials from Minneapolis-based Apogee boosted its 2007 earnings outlook to a range of 98 cents to $1.04 per share, up from the earlier guidance of 92 cents to 98 cents per share...
  • Officials from France’s Saint-Gobain announced plans to convert more than 4.3 million “Oceane” bonds into new shares at a ratio of four shares for one bond, according to a Dec. 21 company release...
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