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  • The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association held its 23rd Annual Glass Expo on April 21 at Martin’s Crosswinds, Greenbelt, Md. Seventy companies exhibited at the show, and 809 people attended. Last year, 73 companies exhibited and 815 people attended.Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich., showed its high-performance, low-E coated products, the Satin Deco line and other specialty coated products...
  • Two months after she vowed to help a local glass manufacturing company form a partnership with the University of Connecticut and create about 80 jobs, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro has withdrawn her application for federal funding to help the company, according to an April 22 Republican American report.DeLauro, D-3rd District, withdrew her $2 million earmark request after the Washington, D.C.-based...
  • The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., is so proud to mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Glass companies invest millions of dollars every year in better glass technology that has improved the energy efficiency of everything from the windows in our homes to the glass facades on commercial buildings to the windshields in our vehicles.Among other environmental initiatives, the NGA is an...
  • Jack Farber, president of the National Glass Association, McLean, Va., from 1976 to 1978, passed away March 28 following a long illness. He was 89.Farber moved to Southern California from Chicago in the early 1940's with his wife Ethel and enlisted in the Army. He served in the Italian campaign in World War II with the 88th Infantry Division. He was wounded in Italy and awarded the Purple Heart....
  • Construction employment expanded in 26 states and the District of Columbia between February and March 2010, fell in 22 and was unchanged in Montana and Rhode Island, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday [April 16]. Many states with gains may have experienced rebounds from unusually harsh February weather that delayed project startsand hiring. March employment levels exceeded January...
  • Greg Silvestri, president, Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., announced in an April 20 release that Bradley J. Austin, vice president of sales and marketing, has been appointed president of Harmon Inc., Minneapolis. Harmon services the building glazed exterior for new construction, repair, replacement and renovation. Both Viracon and Harmon are owned by Minneapolis-based Apogee Enterprises.In...
  •  Modernfold, Greenfield, Ind., part of Dorma Group North America, has begun collaborating with Joel Berman Glass Studios, Vancouver, BC, to bring designer glass options to Modernfold space division products, according to an April 21 release.The new collaboration will enable architects and designers to integrate a wide array of custom textures, colors and resins into Modernfold...
  • New York contractors and other industry representatives gathered at the U.S. Capitol yesterday [April 15] to protest the Environmental Protection Agency lead paint laws set to go in effect April 22. “I am determined to everything I can to delay this law," said Congressman Tim Bishop, D-N.Y., at the event, offering some hope by saying, "I think we have a real shot,”...
  • The government is reaching out to more than 4 million small businesses and tax-exempt groups to make sure they know about a new tax credit offered as part of the nation's health care law.The Internal Revenue Service on Monday [April 19] began mailing postcards to get the word out, according to an April 19 AP report.
  • Peter J. Weith, 68, of San Diego, passed away late last week, according to an April 20 release.Weith founded Hegla’s U.S. operations in 1995 and had led the global company’s growth into the U.S. market until his retirement a few months ago. Although semiretired, he was still actively involved in both sales and product development projects and was scheduled to retire on June 30.Weith...
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  • 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...
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
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