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  • Officials from Japan’s Nippon Sheet Glass announced Feb. 28 that the company will implement an early retirement plan in order to pay off the its debt from the 2006 acquisition of Pilkington, United Kingdom ...

  • The Architectural Billings Index from the American Institute of Architects, Washington, D.C., hit 50.7 in January, the lowest score in more than 18 months, according to a Feb. 22 article from AIArchitect. A score above 50 indicates a growth in design activity ...
  • The Glass Association of North America’s Decorative Division formed an Education Committee during Friday’s sessions of Glass Week, Feb. 13-17, at the Rio All Suites Resort and Casino in Las Vegas ...
  • A typical production worker in China earns about 53 cents an hour compared to $15 in the United States. Chinese employers also have access to tens of millions of rural workers to fill those production positions...
  • According to a recent New York Times article, construction spending is both the cause of America’s recession threat and the only thing that kept the economy out of recession in late 2007. The distinction is between residential and nonresidential construction...
  • The Visual Quality Working Group decided one document would be sufficient as Guidelines for the Identification of Visual Obstructions in the Air Space of Insulating Glass Units ...
  • Early morning, Jan. 26, two teenagers fell, one fatally, through a skylight over an elementary school gymnasium in Port Jervis, N.Y...
  • Despite a housing slump, employment of architects and engineers jumped 3.5 percent since January 2007, said Ken Simonson, chief economist for The Associated General Contractors of America, in a release dated Feb. 1...
  • Many companies provide these important insurance coverages to their employees, but don’t always consider how their employees would meet financial obligations when they are unable to work while recovering from an illness or injury...
  • The first non-North American lab has been authorized in Beijing to test for the Insulating Glass Certification Council and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, said John Kent, administrative manager, IGCC, Sackets Harbor, N.Y. He spoke on the opening day of IGMA’s 8th Annual Conference in Sanibel Island, Fla., Jan. 28-Feb. 1 ...

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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...