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  • Colorful beams shoot off in sharp angles along the airy ceiling of the new Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel near Traverse City, evolving into shades of hot pink, tangerine, turquoise, cerulean, lime green and more.A skylight runs down the center of it all, above a 30-foot-tall wall of falling water, changing the building's mood with the changing light outside. Just the lighting alone creates enough...
  • It's not being billed as such, but the opening Friday of AMC's luxurious 16-screen multiplex at Westfield Southcenter in Tukwila is a milestone event in local movie history. It's the first large-scale cinema in the Northwest in which every projector is digital.Unlike most recent multiplexes, this new movie temple, which employs a staff of 75, is not a cookie-cutter model. It is designed to its...
  • The recently completed MFB Training & Community Safety Complex in the inner-Melbourne suburb of Burnley is a good example of just how ideal curved and flat glass combinations can be. All façade window installations in the complex are double glazed and constitute approximately 45 percent of the entire exterior surface. DMS Glass , a part of Viridian, has supplied the flat double glazed...
  • Economy Minister Arlene Foster has visited Top Glass Contracts Limited where she toured the company's new purpose built premises in Toomebridge.Top Glass, which has been extensively supported by Invest NI, provides tailor-made solutions to architects for the design and installation of decorative and architectural glass products for use in a range of settings including shop fronts, glass flooring...
  • U.K. glass, plastics, chemicals and cement companies are cutting workers and mothballing plants as energy costs more than double. Huhtamaeki Oyj, the Finnish supplier of packaging to McDonald's Corp., is cutting 160 jobs, or 39 percent of its U.K. workforce. Toughglass Ltd. fired 60 workers, or 55 percent of the employees, according to a July 18 Bloomberg report.
  • Taiwan Glass Industry Corp (1802.TW) plans to increase investment at home and in China after the island's government removed more restrictions on investment on the mainland. "We will soon apply to invest around 200 mln yuan in the expansion of our Lianyungang plant" in China's coastal Jiangsu province, managing director PS Lin said. The company is also considering expanding its plant in...
  • Boosted by growth in its offshore markets, the acquisition of Dutch paints maker Sigma Kalon and price increases, PPG Industries' second-quarter sales jumped by 42 percent to $4.5 billion.The coatings, glass and chemicals maker said net income rose slightly to $250 million, or $1.51 per share, from $249 million, or $1.50 per share, in the year-ago quarter.Excluding special items, adjusted net...
  • CSR’s recent acquisitions of Pilkington and DMS Glass, and the subsequent launch of Viridian , brought about the need for many changes; in particular, new product names needed to be developed to incorporate the new brand.
  • A construction worker was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon after falling more than 25 feet from the roof of the Menards construction site at 1999 Walker Lake Road in Ontario. A Springfield Township EMS spokesperson says the accident happened at 2:32 p.m. The unidentified 23-year-old man was working on the roof when he apparently fell through a skylight and to the ground, according to a July 17...
  • A door and window maker is aiming to see its way through the credit crunch by expanding its factory and increasing its workforce by a half to cope with increased demand.Solex Manufacturing hopes to boost turnover to £4m by the end of the year after merging its two premises in Washington into one larger site on the town’s Benthall Business Park.It also plans to increase staff by 10 from the...
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • 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...