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  • A 10-year-old girl is recovering in hospital after falling almost 12 feet through a skylight in Prudhoe [Northumberland, U.K.], according to an Oct. 10 Hexham Courant report.Police believe the girl was playing on the roof of Prudhoe and Mickley Unionist Club on West Road on Sunday evening when she fell through a skylight on to a concrete floor below.The girl, who has not being identified, was...
  • The average price of glass and glass products sold by manufacturers in Poland in the first seven months of this year was 3.2 percent lower than in the same period in 2007, according to an Oct. 8 report from Poland’s Central Statistical Office. In comparison, the average price of industrial goods sold in Poland was 2.7 percent higher year-on-year.Sales by glass and glass products’...
  • The Sustainable Buildings Industry Council, Washington, D.C., calls for entries for its 2008 Beyond Green High-Performance Building Awards, according to an Oct. 9 release. The deadline is by 5 p.m. Oct. 15.Established in 2001, SBIC's awards program initially recognized exceptional contributions of its members. Over the years, the program expanded to include both SBIC members and non-members...
  • IBA Consultants, a building envelope consulting firm, opened a San Francisco office. This marks the eighth regional office for the Boca Raton, Fla.-based company, according to an Oct. 8 company release."While single-family home construction remains stagnant, high-rise building construction for housing and office space remains strong in this region," said Mark Baker, president, in the...
  • The Trump International Hotel & Tower, Las Vegas, uses gold-coated glass fabricated by Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., according on an Oct. 6 Viracon release.“Architects were looking for a way to make the new Trump International Hotel and Tower Las Vegas shine," says Garret Henson, director of western region sales, Viracon, in the release. "They wanted the exterior glass...
  • Three years after buying the business, glass company boss Ryan Green has seen turnover double to over £9m [$15.7 million] and further growth will follow a £650,000 [$1.1 million] factory expansion.Green bought Clayton Glass, Stanley, U.K., in 2005 when turnover was £4.4m [$7.7 million] a year and the company was making a loss.For the first nine months of this year the...
  • Truseal Technologies Inc., Solon, Ohio, requested for emergency relief against a Chinese manufacturer of spacer systems to protect Truseal's intellectual property and to safeguard the quality of IG units produced in the market place, according to a Truseal release, Oct. 8.Truseal filed the suit Oct. 6 in the United States District Court, District of Nevada - Las Vegas against Beijing Huali...
  • The third and final day of GlassBuild America featured a seminar on decorative glass, New Age of Trends in Decorative Glass: Options and Trends in the Market. Sixty-three industry professionals attended the seminar.Steve Schiamara, national sales director, WorldGlass, Tampa, Fla., moderated a panel of four: Belinda Bennett, principal, Bennett Design Group, Houston; Randy Brooks, president,...
  • The Industrial Development Corporation of Zimbabwe Limited is considering re-modelling its subsidiary, National Glass Industries in Kadoma, which has been lying idle for years, as efforts to revive it intensify.National Glass Industries was set up by the IDC and its technical partner Romanian firm, Romsit in 1993.The glass firm however closed shortly afterwards as it produced poor quality glass,...
  • World demand for flat glass is forecast to rise 5.1 percent per year through 2012 to 6.5 billion square meters. Maintaining the trend seen over the 2002-2007 period, demand will outpace real (i.e., inflationadjusted) gains in the global economy. The market value of fabricated glass (basic flat glass as well as value-added products such as laminated, tempered, insulating and mirrored glass) is...
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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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