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  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, will record a one-time aftertax charge in the first quarter 2010 of approximately $85 million, or 51 cents per share, as a result of a change in U.S. tax law that is part of the recently-enacted U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590), according to an April 8 release.Under the prior tax law, the total amount paid for prescription drug costs for...
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc., Minneapolis, today [April 7] announced fiscal 2010 fourth quarter and full-year results. Apogee provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing industries.Read the full release.
  • Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., appointed Robert (Bob) Ford as a field sales representative, according to an April 7 release.  In his new role, he will work closely with architects & Viracon customers in Northern Florida, including Tampa and Orlando; Alabama; Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Valdosta, Ga.    “Bob has been active in the glass industry for many years,” said...
  • Only 10 out of 337 metropolitan areas added construction jobs between February 2009 and 2010, the Associated General Contractors of America reported today [April 6] citing data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Even worse, 230 metro areas experienced double digit declines in construction employment while only two cities experienced a double digit increase, association officials...
  • The New York City/Long Island chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry is spearheading an April 15 protest in Washington, D.C., to ask for a delay and modifications to new lead paint rules set to go in effect April 22.  Organizers have reached out to numerous other NARI chapters and other groups "hoping for thousands" of contractors to turn out for the event....
  • Solar panels on the Burj Khalifa will heat 140,000 liters of water a day, the building’s developers have claimed.Ahmad Al Matrooshi, the managing director of developers Emaar, said that the world’s tallest building – which re-opened to tourists on Monday [April 5] – would be a benchmark for urban developments seeking sustainability in the region, according to an April...
  • Colleagues of the man killed by falling glass at an industrial site on Auckland's North Shore [New Zealand] on Tuesday [April 6] evening say he was experienced and well respected.The man was killed while unloading large sheets of glass from a container at approximately 6.20 p.m., according to an April 7 TVNZ report.
  • Diana Perreiah has assumed the role of general manager at Kawneer Co., Norcross, Ga., according to an April 7 release. In her new role, she will be responsible for guiding the executive management team and oversight of company operations, as well as leading operational excellence and capturing productivity gains for Kawneer North America.  As a long-time Alcoa...
  • The Bystronic glass Group, Germany, has received a large multimillion Swiss francs order from Saudi Arabia, according to an April 6 release. As 2009 drew to a close, Richard Jakob and Fahad Al-Harbi, chairman of the Wajhat Glass & Aluminium Factory as well as vice chairman and CEO of the Al Harbi Holding, finalized the deal with the system’s installation scheduled to begin in April...
  • The energy industry and an antitax group are challenging California's plan to cap greenhouse-gas emissions, saying the effort would lead to job losses and raise energy prices if it goes into effect in 2012.These groups are collecting signatures to put an anti-cap measure before voters in November; the proposition would postpone any carbon limit until the economy rebounds. Backers of the cap think...
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  • 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...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...