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  • Officials from St. Louis-based Solutia Inc. announced a reorganization plan that will position the company to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. "We … have filed a plan that positions Solutia to emerge from Chapter 11 with an improved cost structure, strengthened balance sheet, and greatly reduced risk profile," said Jeffry N. Quinn, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Solutia ...

  • During last week’s meeting of the International Code Council, a committee voted against a proposal that would have allowed for an alternative thermal performance rating procedure...
  • Globalization is moving faster than we realize, but the U.S. economy remains one of the most vibrant in the world, said Stuart Varney, a financial journalist with Fox News Network ...

  • Energy saving products and production process efficiency were the key issues at the 18th China International Glass Industrial Technical Exhibition May 16-19 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre...
  • The Chinese building material industry saw big production gains in 2006 as manufacturing facilities country-wide implemented efficiency changes, according to a May 22 report from China Economic Net ...
  • Nonresidential construction starts for January to April reached $97.6 billion, with April alone reaching the highest in 18 months, according to a May 10 release from Reed Construction Data ...
  • When the 1,776-foot tall Freedom Tower opens at Ground Zero in New York, it will feature about a million square feet of glass and glazing from fabricator Viracon of Owatonna, Minn., and curtain wall company Benson Industries of Portland, Ore...
  • Daylighting helps schools do more than save energy
    Innovative Design Inc., Raleigh, N.C., builds new high performance sustainable schools, incorporating daylighting. Michael H. Nicklas, one of the owners of Innovative Design, said that the schools his company builds have the highest attendance in their counties, and absenteeism is about half of what it is in other schools ...

  • Alcoa-Alcan merger could increase prices
    Officials from the world’s second largest aluminum producer, Alcoa of Pittsburgh, announced May 7 the company planned to issue an unsolicited bid of almost $27 billion for rival Alcan Inc. of Montreal ...

  • Officials from Finland’s Glaston Corp., formerly Kyro Corp., announced the company’s net sales reached $78.9 million from January to March...
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  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...
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