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  • A worldwide glass maker that got its start here in northwest Ohio has expanded its product line to compete in the global marketplace.Pilkington started in Toledo as Libbey Owens Ford. The company is a world leader in auto and building glass products. At the Rossford Pilkington plant, they make float glass for the auto industry. About half of Pilkington's business is still tied to automotive, but...
  • The DuPont Co., the Wilmington-based chemical giant, trumped analysts' expectations Tuesday [July 27], posting second-quarter profits that nearly tripled earnings for the same period a year ago.The firm reported higher sales across all of its business segments, and in all the regions where it does business around the world, pointing to a strengthening economic recovery. Company officials did say...
  • The Performance Films segment of Solutia Inc. [St. Louis] was recently awarded a $356,000 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant, entitled “Recovery Act: Advanced Energy Efficient Building Technologies,” from the U.S. Department of Energy. The awarded funds have been earmarked for the continued research, development, and commercialization of high performance, energy...
  • Solutia Inc., St. Louis, reported net income from continuing operations of $24 million for the second quarter 2010, compared to $24 million for the same period in 2009, according to a July 26 release. These results were impacted by certain events affecting comparability resulting in a net charge of $29 million in 2010 and a net charge of $8 million in 2009.Read the full release.
  • PGT Industries, North Venice, Fla., one of the nation's leading providers of custom windows and doors, and the nation's leading supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors, has received the U.S. Department of Energy energy saver award for achieving more than 7.5 percent total energy savings."PGT is committed to driving down the energy consumption in our...
  • Asahi India Glass Ltd. has announced the financial results for the quarter ended on June 30, 2010.The net sales was at Rs.338.85 crores for quarter ended on June 30, 2010, against Rs.306.13 crores for the quarter ended on June 30, 2009. The net profit / (loss) was at Rs.2.78 crores for the quarter ended on June 30, 2010, against (Rs.7.81) crores for the quarter ended on June 30, 2009,...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., released two new technical resources for the industry, according to a July 28 release. The first is a jointly written manual focusing on the protective glazing industry, its products and applications, while the second is a detailed overview of the versatility and properties of architectural flat glass.Experts from GANA and the Topeka-based...
  • Solarpraxis AG and Messe Düsseldorf will bring together solar and glass industry representatives at the launch of the new conference “Solar Meets Glass – 1st Industry Summit for Solar Production, Logistics and Technology” on Sept. 27 and 28, according to a July 28 release. The conference will accompany the two trade fairs glasstec 2010, International Trade Fair for Glass...
  • Casso-Solar Technologies LLC, Pomona, N.Y., purchased both tangible and intangible assets of Casso-Solar Corp., Pomona, from the secured lender, according to a July 28 release. The assets include engineering designs, manufacturing techniques and systems expertise.As a way of cost cutting and keeping jobs in America, Douglas Canfield, president, Casso-Solar Technologies, has structured the...
  • Meltdown Glass Art & Design LLC, Chandler, Ariz., will relocate to a state-of-the-art glass studio in August, according to a July 27 release. Located in Tempe, Ariz., near the I-10 freeway, the new 18,400-square-foot building with 22-foot ceilings sits on 1.3 acres of land. Two years of architectural planning and a three-month renovation created a space to accommodate all the...
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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...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...