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  • The first thing that strikes you about Joel Berman's studio on Granville Island on a scorching July day is the incongruous pair of 16-foot-high glass skis -a well-documented commission for K2 during our Olympics.It was Joel Berman Glass Studios' way of bringing sport to the area, and if you haven't caught them yet, you'll need to act fast: they're about to carve their way south to the ski firm's...
  • A new architectural landmark will soon make its presence in a first of its kind along Orchard Road [Singapore].Plans for a mixed development project to be built straddling the former Orchard Emerald and Specialists' Centre/Phoenix Hotel sites will feature the first-ever glass overhead bridge across Orchard Road.This piece of 'unique architecture will offer a new postcard view of Orchard Road,'...
  • The producer price index for finished goods fell 0.6 percent in June, not seasonally adjusted (0.5 percent, seasonally adjusted), and rose 2.8 percent compared to June 2009, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Thursday [July 15]. The PPI for inputs to construction industries, a weighted average of prices for materials used in all types of construction plus items consumed by...
  • Emirates Glass, a subsidiary of Glass LLC, which is wholly owned by Dubai Investments PJSC, has installed a state-of-the-art coating line to meet increased global demand for energy-efficient architectural glass. The move is part of an AED 160 million investment under phase 1 of the company's expansion program.With the installation of the multi-million dirham Terra-G sputter-coating line, the...
  • Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills., Mich., has made its money through glass, particularly building and automotive glass, over many years and done so quite successfully. Now the Auburn Hills firm is placing its bet on solar technology and expects it will pay big dividends soon.Over the last 4-5 years, Guardian has been developing and manufacturing mirrors used in high-powered solar panels,...
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, today reported sales for the second quarter of $3.5 billion, an increase of 11 percent versus the prior year’s second quarter, according to a July 15 release. Second quarter reported net income was $272 million, or $1.63 per share. Second quarter 2009 sales were $3.1 billion and reported net income was $146 million, or 89 cents per share.“PPG’s strong...
  • GIMAV 2009 reportGlass processing machinery and accessories posted a difficult 2009, as did all the machinery industry, but the good news is that China and Brazil are racing ahead and boosting Italian exports, according to a July 14 release.Gimav – Italian association of suppliers of glass processing machinery and accessories - has completed and presented its 2009 survey for the industry (...
  • After the May International Code Council Group A+ final action hearings, an AAMA member remarked to me, “I can’t remember the last time we had such a high rate of success at a code hearing.”I could. It was before energy conservation codes became as prominent as they are now.Codes were less a source of division within our industry. We were able to focus more on what we...
  • A coalition of housing industry groups, including the National Association of Home Builders and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association, are filing a suit against the federal Environmental Protection Agency for removing the "opt-out" provision from its Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting rule. The group is challenging EPA's action on the grounds that the agency...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association Southeast Region Fall Meeting will be held Aug. 5-6 in Orlando, Fla., and will begin with a tour of the University of Florida Wind Engineering Lab in Gainesville, Fla., according to a July 13 release. Forrest Masters, University of South Florida, will provide demonstrations of the hurricane simulator, cyclic test chamber (AAMA 520),...
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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...