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  • Administrators of  the collapsed Liverpool [U.K.] firm Greenberg Glass Contracts say 70 people out of a workforce of 160 have lost their jobs as the battle continues to save the business.The company, part of the Greenberg Glass Group, was placed into administration on Tuesday morning.The firm, based at Wellington Business Park in the north of the city, supplies internal glazing to major...
  • To provide design professionals with greater access to detailed product specification data, all products from Technical Glass Products, Kirkland, Wash., are now available in Building Information Modeling through TGP's Web sites: http://fireglass.com/bim-3d-model/products.aspx and http://tgpamerica.com/bim-3d-model/products.aspx.Both Web sites feature TGP models available in the following file...
  • Plate glass production in China in the first eight months of this year was 10.0 percent higher in weight terms than in the same period in 2007, according to a report from China’s National Bureau of Statistics Oct. 17.Ukraine exported glass and glass products worth $106 million in the first eight months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 22.9 percent, according to a report from Ukraine...
  • The industry has taken a beating in the market lately, but a few standouts may shine in the long run.No one loves Arnold Schwarzenegger more than the solar industry. Kicking off the nation's largest gathering devoted to all things sunny, the California governor won thunderous applause and two standing ovations from the crowd of 20,000 at the San Diego Convention Center. "What's green for the...
  • ShopRite of Wharton announced today the unprecedented installment of a 358 kilowatt solar system - making it the largest solar installation for a supermarket in the state of New Jersey, according to an Oct. 27 PRWeb report.The solar installation consists of the mounting of 1,666 solar panels - each fixed on the roof of the ShopRite of Wharton at a five degree angle. Taking up 70 percent of the...
  • After its downturn in 2006, China glass industry turned to the better in 2007 and the relationship of supply and demand improved significantly. The prosperity of glass industry in 2007 continued in the first half of 2008, with a fast growth rate. Production capacity kept increasing but the competition became fiercer. The market has grown saturated and the grow rate slows down. It is still the...
  • Fears of a recession and turmoil on the markets have not impacted a massive redevelopment in the downtown core, according to an Oct. 27 CTV Calgray report. The Core is a large shopping destination that, when it's complete, will cover blocks of Stephen Avenue, encompassing TD Square, the Eaton Centre and the former Sears building.Once it's complete, The Core will have the world's largest...
  • A Central Washington University student is dead after falling through the skylight of a building Thursday, according to an Oct. 26 KNDO/KNDU report.Alisha Sivey has no idea what her husband, Gary, was doing on the roof of the Kelleher Motor Company.  He worked for Cascade-1 in the tech support department.A first responder to the scene said Sivey may not have seen the skylight and stepped...
  • The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., announced today that it has received an Employment and Training Fund Macro Grant contract from the state of Hawaii to provide training programs in both the auto glass and flat/architectural glass sectors.

  • Despite the abysmal economy in the United States, glasstec ended on a successful note with more than 1,300 exhibitors and more than 55,000 visitors from across the world. The attendance was a slight improvement compared to glasstec 2006, according to a Messe Dusseldorf release, Oct. 25. About 58 percent of the visitors were from outside of Germany. France, Italy and the U.S. posted increases...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., according to an August 27 release.Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CRL will continue to be independently managed and operated as a subsidiary of OBE and will retain all existing management structures and personnel. The company has eight...
  • 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...