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  • While Finland’s Kyro Corp. reported gains in net sales and operating profits in the first half of 2006, numbers for its Glaston Technologies business sit slightly lower than the same period last year, company executives reported during a news conference Oct. 25 held in conjunction with the Glasstec trade fair in Germany last week...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association of Schaumburg, Ill., is working to expand its product certification program, increasing options for commercial and architectural product manufacturers. Members were updated on those efforts, as well as AAMA’s new blast certification program at its fall meeting Oct. 15-18 in Las Vegas...
  • The 19th edition of the Glasstec International Trade Fair opened its doors today, welcoming exhibitors from almost 50 countries to a show that occupies nine halls at the Düsseldorf fairgrounds in Germany...
  • Glass companies will get a break from high energy prices this winter. Both diesel fuel and natural gas prices will be lower than last winter, according to predictions from Short-Term Energy and Winter Fuels Outlook that the Energy Information Administration released Oct. 11...
  • Manufacturers of curtain walls and architectural glass can celebrate the New Year early. Economists who spoke at the Reed Construction Forecast in Washington, D.C., Oct. 11, expect nonresidential construction to continue its boom throughout 2007...
  • At the start of the month, fabricators saw their energy surcharges from most glass manufacturers edge up from $1,250 in the third quarter to reach $1,300. The natural gas portion of the surcharge remained at $900, while the diesel surcharge rose from $350 to $400...
  • Q&A with William O’Keeffe
    In a series of e-glass weekly articles on wired glass in schools, architects said budget issues become an issue for school districts wanting to make the switch from wired glass to fire- and impact-resistant alternatives...

  • The structural committee for the International Code Council of Falls Church, Va., disapproved a set of proposed amendments backed by the America’s Glass Association of Placerville, Calif., that would have toughened the hardware and glass requirements for frameless shower doors...

  • The value of construction put in place rose to $1.2 trillion in August, up 0.3 percent compared to July, and 4.4 percent over August 2005, according to an Oct. 2 report from the U.S. Census Bureau...
  • Glass fabrication equipment supplier Salem Distribution Co. of Winston Salem, N.C., has grown about 60 percent in the last two years, according to company vice president, Howard Hanes...
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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...