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  • Ohio general contractor Brian Burgett today told members of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to recommend to the full House economic stimulus activities that would have an immediate positive impact on economic activity, according to release from the Associated General Contractors of America, Oct. 28."An infusion of federal infrastructure...
  • Starting next year, Messe Düsseldorf and its subsidiary Messe Düsseldorf India will jointly stage the new trade fair Glasspex India, Dec. 2–4, 2009, in New Delhi. The event will be supported by the Indian Glass Industry Association, the All India Glass Manufacturers’ Federation and the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), according to a Messe Dusseldorf North America...
  • Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., one of the world's largest producers and distributors of glass products, today announced 3Q'08 unaudited results. Year over year consolidated net sales rose 8.9 percent while EBITDA increased 11.4 percent. The consolidated EBITDA margin increased to 14.5 percent from 14.1 percent in the same period last year despite a 68 percent increase in natural gas prices, according to...
  • H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, officially inaugurated the new $150 million float glass plant of Guardian RAK at a function held at Al Jazeera Al Hamra in Ras Al Khaimah.The Guardian RAK plant, which began full production in September 2007, produces 700 tonnes of glass per day, used in automotive, commercial, residential and furniture...
  • Administrators of  the collapsed Liverpool [U.K.] firm Greenberg Glass Contracts say 70 people out of a workforce of 160 have lost their jobs as the battle continues to save the business.The company, part of the Greenberg Glass Group, was placed into administration on Tuesday morning.The firm, based at Wellington Business Park in the north of the city, supplies internal glazing to major...
  • To provide design professionals with greater access to detailed product specification data, all products from Technical Glass Products, Kirkland, Wash., are now available in Building Information Modeling through TGP's Web sites: http://fireglass.com/bim-3d-model/products.aspx and http://tgpamerica.com/bim-3d-model/products.aspx.Both Web sites feature TGP models available in the following file...
  • Plate glass production in China in the first eight months of this year was 10.0 percent higher in weight terms than in the same period in 2007, according to a report from China’s National Bureau of Statistics Oct. 17.Ukraine exported glass and glass products worth $106 million in the first eight months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 22.9 percent, according to a report from Ukraine...
  • The industry has taken a beating in the market lately, but a few standouts may shine in the long run.No one loves Arnold Schwarzenegger more than the solar industry. Kicking off the nation's largest gathering devoted to all things sunny, the California governor won thunderous applause and two standing ovations from the crowd of 20,000 at the San Diego Convention Center. "What's green for the...
  • ShopRite of Wharton announced today the unprecedented installment of a 358 kilowatt solar system - making it the largest solar installation for a supermarket in the state of New Jersey, according to an Oct. 27 PRWeb report.The solar installation consists of the mounting of 1,666 solar panels - each fixed on the roof of the ShopRite of Wharton at a five degree angle. Taking up 70 percent of the...
  • After its downturn in 2006, China glass industry turned to the better in 2007 and the relationship of supply and demand improved significantly. The prosperity of glass industry in 2007 continued in the first half of 2008, with a fast growth rate. Production capacity kept increasing but the competition became fiercer. The market has grown saturated and the grow rate slows down. It is still the...
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  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...
  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...