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  • 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...
  • According to Tracy Rogers, technical director, Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, condensation is the third thermal performance parameter alongside U-factor and solar heat gain coefficient. In his Glass Processing Days China presentation, Rogers will cover health concerns and the effects of condensation on the integrity and long-term performance of fenestration systems, according to an April 19...
  • February’s massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake destroyed nearly $1 million worth of glass being held in the storage facilities of Chile’s major glass companies.  Making matters worse, Chile’s largest glass producing plant, Lirquén, has been temporarily closed due to earthquake damage, prompting a nationwide glass shortage. The shortage is being managed with imports from...
  • Iran’s first vice president officially inaugurated the Middle East’s largest and most advanced float glass factory in Qazvin, northwest Iran.The Mehr News Agency reported that the factory’s construction started six years ago at a cost of $300 million with a capacity to produce 180,000 tons of glass annually.The factory will produce 120,000 square meters of glass daily with a...
  • AGC Flat Glass Philippines Inc., a pioneer in the Philippine flat glass manufacturing sector, is aiming to create a bigger impact in the local market this year with an unprecedented move of labeling its flat glass products with a brand marking visible to its customers and consumers.Virna Liza C. Villareal, head corporate communications, said the labeling would distinguish the AGC products from...
  • Assemblyman Marc Butler welcomed Northern Architectural Systems and 50 jobs to Johnstown, N.Y., April 15, during an event onsite at the recently opened facility, according to an April 15 release. Butler addressed workers, business owners and guests about the crucial need to foster American manufacturing. His comments immediately preceded the company’s first shipment from the Fulton...
  • Construction employment expanded in 26 states and the District of Columbia between February and March 2010, yet only Arkansas and North Dakota have more construction workers than they did a year ago according to a new analysis of federal employment figures released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. The new figures, while offering room for optimism, underscore how far the...
  • Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., [China] a manufacturer of automotive, decorative and industrial glass under the brand name of FY, Wednesday [April 14] said that its net profit was RMB 417 million [$61 million] in the first quarter of this year, up 302.58 percent year on year, sources reported, according to an April 16 Alibaba.com report.
  • Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Charles E. Bunch reviewed steps the company took in 2009 to respond to the global financial crisis that began at the end of 2008 and continued through the year in 2009, according to an April 15 release.“The strategic vision we have established is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty...
  • Diamut, Charlotte, N.C., part of the Biesse Group, hired Michele Ragno as sales manager for the United States and Canada, according to an April 15 release.Ragno has a strong technical tooling background, having worked for several years as sales manager for another industry player. In addition, Ragno has extensive experience in programming CNC machines and...
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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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