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  • Marking a first in U.S. history, the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport will conduct a ribbon-cutting for two new boarding bridges at 11 a.m. Thursday. In March, the airport became the first airfield in the nation to install a glass terminal bridge, according to a July 9 article on kdhnews.com.
  • Beginning in August, Glaston plans to significantly strengthen its operations in North Asia and China, according to a July 9 company release. Asia, particularly China, has a special priority in Glaston's strategy."China is in a critical position in Glaston's growth strategy,” said Mika Seitovirta, Glaston’s CEO and president, in the release. “It is not only a big market, it...
  • Nonfarm payroll employment fell for the sixth straight month in June, by 62,000 jobs, seasonally adjusted, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on July 3. Construction spending fell 0.4 percent in May, seasonally adjusted, and 6.0 percent from May 2007, the Census Bureau reported on July 1. Private residential fell 27 percent YTD and 20 percent in 2007; private nonresidential rose 20 percent...
  • IFC, Kolkata, India, a member of the World Bank Group, will help HNG Float Glass Ltd. set up a state-of-the-art plant in Halol in the Indian state of Gujarat, according to a July 7 company release. The plant will produce 600 tons of energy efficient float glass daily, helping meet demand from the construction and automotive sectors, while creating new jobs and developing local supply chains.
  • Bonnell Aluminum, Newnan, Ga., launched its large extrusion press expansion project. A new 5,500-ton hydraulic press, handling systems and ancillary equipment will arrive at Bonnell's manufacturing facility in Carthage, Tenn., over several months and be installed in a new building covering 70,000 square feet, according to a July 8 company release.
  • Diamon-Fusion International Inc., San Clemente, Calif., global developer and exclusive licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, implemented its proprietary nano-surface chemical vapor chamber coating system at Bravestro - Vidros de Segurança Ltda., the company’s exclusive distributor in Brazil, according to a July 7 company release. This industrial implementation at...
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  • SaftiFirst, a manufacturer of fire rated glazing and framing, now offers architects and design professionals an opportunity to receive CEU credits online with “Designing with Fire Rated Glass.” This program is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week through www.safti.com and is registered for one American Institute of Architects Learning Unit and one Health, Safety and Welfare credit,...
  • Croatia’s Ministry of Economy, Labor and Entrepreneurship reports that the Vetropack Straza glass packaging manufacturer has recently put into operation a rebuilt furnace with a daily production capacity of 230 tonnes of coloured glass, according to a June 17 SeeNews article. This capacity is 50 tons higher than the previous capacity. The furnace has reportedly cost HRK151 million ($32...
  • New technologies or methods of working often take years, decades even, from the time they are introduced and taken up by the early adopters to when they eventually go mainstream However, the feeling in the industry is that, for Building Information Modeling (BIM), the time has come Autodesk, for example, is predicting sales nearing the half million mark of its 3D software over the next couple of...
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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...
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
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