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  • Diamon-Fusion International Inc. (DFI Nanotechnology), global developer and exclusive licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, announced the signing of another license agreement in Canada with House of Mirrors & Glass, Ltd. The agreement provides distribution of DFI’s NanoPax product throughout the Province of Alberta and further expands DFI’s applications into a diverse...
  • Lamination process can help prevent shatteringThey are popular items found in homes across the country, but glass tables in your living room or on your patio could be a safety hazard. Team 5's Susan Wornick, however, reported that things may be changing.
  • Well, the 2009 Fall Membership Meeting has now come to a close, and as always I find myself amazed and appreciative of all the hard work and dedication put forth by everyone involved. As usual, many of the debates over the past week were very spirited. I know that in some ways this can be a source of frustration, but as I’ve stated in the past I take this as a sign of a truly healthy and...
  • A huge expansion of a solar panel manufacturing plant in Perrysburg Township is nearing completion just in time for a massive planned increase in solar energy use across the United States and Canada.Utility-scale solar fields, mostly in the West and South, will consume the output of the First Solar Inc. plant through 2015 and probably will cause the company to import panels from its factories in...
  • Legislation filed in the House and Senate could benefit AGC Flat Glass and ultimately boost business for the company’s Church Hill plant.The bill, introduced last week in the House and last month in the Senate, would amend a portion of the federal stimulus plan giving homeowners a tax credit for making energy-efficient improvements.As the stimulus now stands, homeowners installing new...
  • Glass Performance Days will organize the first edition of GPD in South America in concurrence with Glass South America 2010 trade fair in Sao Paolo, Brazil, according to a Nov. 23 release. GPD SAME will be held May 6-7, 2010.The fast growth in South America offers many new possibilities to the glass industry including suppliers and designers. The first GPD SAME event will focus on new glass...
  • Construction workers continued to suffer dramatic job losses as all but one state saw declines in construction employment this October compared to last year, according to an analysis of new state-by-state employment figures released today [Nov. 20] by the federal government. The analysis, conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America, points to the need for Washington officials...
  • Sara Neiswanger has been named the Glass Association of North America’s technical services coordinator, a new position within the association, according to a Nov. 20 release. She joined Association Services Corporation, GANA's management company, in 2006 as an executive assistant for ASC and its clients and became an account executive in 2007. She also serves as the account executive for...
  • Today [Nov. 20], Glaston Corp., Finland, has signed a EUR 74 million revolving credit facilityagreement with its core banks. This loan will supersede the arrangements of a  corresponding size made earlier with the same banks. The loan period is two years, with an option of a one-year  extension period subject to agreement between the parties. It is intended to cover the...
  • The Chinese state-owned company China Luoyang Float Glass Group is still interested in investing in the former glass factory in Bulgaria’s northeast city of Razgrad.After a visit in April 2008, representatives of the Chinese holding visited Bulgaria for the second time, and met Thursday [Nov. 19] with Finance Minister Simeon Djankov, and Todor Dimitrov who is a MP from the Razgrad...
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  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...
  • BairdThomsenKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, according to a Jan. 10 announcement from the company. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG...
  • Apogee Enterprises, Inc. has acquired Alumicor Ltd., the Toronto-based fabricator of aluminum frames for window, storefront, entrance and curtain-wall products for the Canadian commercial construction market. The transaction is valued at approximately $52 million.Alumicor will be the seventh stand-alone business in the Apogee portfolio. Apogee is also parent company of Viracon, Harmon,...