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  • Kyocera Corp. will make a full-scale entry into the touch panel business. In respect to the resistive touch panel composed of two glass substrates, the company has already commercialized 6.2-inch products and will start mass-producing 5.7-inch products in October 2008, according to a Sept. 22 TechOn report.Kyocera plans to produce touch panels as large as the LCD panels that it mainly...
  • Macao imported 1.56 million kilos of float glass and surface ground or polished glass, in sheets, worth $634,000 in the first half of this year, as compared with imports of 1.42 million kilos worth $455,000 in the same period in 2007, according to the Macao Statistics and Census Service, Sept. 15.Poland produced 33.2 million square meters of “sheets of float glass and surface...
  • Preliminary designs for the $25 million renovation of the east and west concourses at Tulsa International Airport were approved unanimously Thursday by the Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust, according to a Sept. 19 Tulsa World report. Trustees approved a design that features 5-foot-wide peaked skylights running the 500-foot length of the concourses.
  • What will set one kitchen or bath apart from another? Giving it a custom, one-of-a-kind look -- glass, according to a Sept. 19 Naperville Sun report.Glass tile, an ancient material, is the new material of choice for residential and commercial surfaces because it is durable and practical. Color, texture, pattern, size and the shape of the glass tile can easily be changed making it an ideal design...
  • Officials are on the scene of another incident of glass falling from the Bank of America Tower in Times Square, according to a Sept. 17 NY1.com report.It happened about 3 p.m. at West 42nd and Sixth Avenue.The Buildings Department says a debris container fell, hit a glass facade, causing several pieces to fall from the 50th floor.Sixth avenue between 42nd and 44th streets were closed as...
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc., Minneapolis, announced fiscal 2009 second quarter earnings. Apogee provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing industries, according to a Sept. 17 Market Watch report.
  • Cooperation negotiations have now ended for Glaston Corp.'s locally operating glass processing unit Tamglass Glass Processing as a part of its recovery program. The negotiations began July 30 July, according to a Sept. 10 company release. The glass processing unit will close its working machine and special automotive glass business and enhance its building glass business. At the...
  • Diamon-Fusion International Inc., San Clemente, Calif., got the exclusive contract to apply Diamon-Fusion nano-coating to the Nike world headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., near Portland, according to a Sept. 17 company release.The first phase took place this month on the John McEnroe Building facade along its exterior glass walls and windows. Santa Cruz, Calif.-based Central Coast Diamon-Fusion...
  • As of Sept. 16, 1,262 exhibitors from 48 countries have registered to participate in glasstec 2008 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany, Oct. 21–25. Exhibitors have reserved 68,493 square meters  of net exhibit space in nine halls, according to a Messe Düsseldorf North America release.To date, 857 exhibitors are from countries other than Germany...
  • A 43-year-old man died Sunday, three days after crashing through a skylight while working on the roof of a Southwest Side building, according to a Sept. 17 Southtown Star report.The man fell from a skylight while working on a roof at 4601 S. Tripp Ave. [Chicago] at 2:17 p.m. on Sept. 11, according to police News Affairs Officer David Banks. 
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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...
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