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  • Vietnam produced 32.9 million square meters of glass in the first 10 months of this year, a year-on-year decrease of 4.1 percent, according to a Nov. 2 report from the General Statistics Office of Vietnam.The Spanish glass industry produced 346,600 tons of glass waste in 2006, of which 346,200 tons was nonhazardous waste and 400 tons was hazardous waste, according to an Oct. 27 report from...
  • At the Ratings Committee meeting Nov. 5 during NFRC Fall Meeting, Jacksonville, Fla., members approved the Component Model Approach Product Certification Program ballot and moved it to the NFRC board of directors, according to NFRC News Now report. Additionally, the Ratings Committee approved the following:the successful PCP ballot – permanent label forward for approval for...
  • As architects and designers are looking for resources to help with affective daylighting practices, Technical Glass Products, Snoqualmie, Wash., has provided a convenient educational tool available 24 hours per day. TGP now offers Web access to its AIA-registered course: "A Bright Future: Daylighting for Tomorrow's Buildings." Design professionals can access the free course...
  • More than 40 jobs have been lost as the economic slump claimed another industrial scalp.Glass merchants Greenberg Glass Ltd., based on Kingsway North in Gateshead’s Team Valley trading estate [U.K.], was put into administration yesterday.This morning workers arrived at the site to be formally told they no longer have jobs.Most already knew after rumours of the closure spread through the...
  • The Research Subcommittee met Nov. 4 at the NFRC Fall Meeting in Jacksonville, Fla. NFRC Technical Services Manager Ray McGowan gave an update on the research budget and the status of active and potential future projects. Project task group chairs then gave a more detailed report of ongoing research, according to a report on NFRC News Now.Willie duPont of Sunergy Consulting gave a full report of...
  • CPFilms Inc., St. Louis, a wholly owned subsidiary of Solutia Inc., St. Louis, and the world's leading producer of automotive, residential, and commercial window films, today announced its plans to introduce several innovative marketing tools and industry-leading products for window film dealers at the Specialty Equipment Makers Association trade show (booth 11813), Nov. 4-7 in Las Vegas. In...
  • The diversified CSR group, Australia, has given its strongest indication yet it is considering a demerger of its corporate structure to create separate businesses in building materials, sugar and aluminium.CSR's building products division, which includes glass businesses Pilkington and DMS Glass bought last year for $865 million, had EBIT of $74.8 million, up 13% on last year.Its enlarged glass...
  • The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, has developed a light concentration system for solar cells that does not track the sun. The method can utilize display glass and even window glass in homes, office buildings, etc, as sunlight concentrators. In addition, said a source at MIT, it makes it possible to drop the cost of the solar cell system to a tenth or less.Solar cell...
  • "Nonresidential construction is on the verge of a potentially long slide," warned Ken Simonson, chief economist, Associated General Contractors of America, Washington, D.C., in a Nov. 3 Data DIGest article. Simonson's comments followed reports from the Census Bureau on construction spending in September and the National Association for Business Economics, Washington, D.C., on third...
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., opened its Fall Membership Meeting this morning at the Crowne Plaza Jacksonville - Riverfront, Fla., with a series of task group meetings. On schedule were: Component Model Approach Technical, NFRC 300-301, Storm Window, Solar Optical Properties of Non Planar Transparent Systems, Interior Attachments, Tubular Daylighting Devices, Exterior...
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
  • 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...