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  • 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...
  • Officials of the National Glass Association, McLean, Va., and Consulting Collaborative, Dallas, announced April 1 the availability of a new NGA member service: business development consulting. The consulting is aimed at increasing sales and profits, as well as other initiatives that contribute to creating a successful company in the glass and glazing industry.The NGA has...
  • Howard Hanes, president, Salem Distributing Co., Winston-Salem, N.C., will retire from the company effective May 15, according to an April 5 release. He joined Salem in 1989 as vice president, and has served as president of the company since 2005. He has a total of 44 years experience in the glass industry with Corning, Super-Cut and Carolina Mirror.While at Salem, Hanes directed equipment...
  • Nonfarm payroll employment climbed in March by 162,000, seasonally adjusted, and the unemployment rate remained for a third straight month at 9.7 percent (10.2 percent, not seasonally adjusted), the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today [April 2]. Construction employment rose by 15,000 to 5,592,000, the first gain since June 2007. The increase followed a drop of 59,000 in February, which...
  • Vistamatic, Coral Springs, Fla., a designer and manufacturer of observation window systems, announced a strategic partnership with The SLAM Collaborative, Boston, and Suffolk Construction, Boston, to supply vision panels for the Caritas Project, a $136 million renovation and expansion project for five leading hospitals in Massachusetts, according to an April 5 release.This contract...
  • The oil giant Chevron has transformed an old refinery site in California into a test bed for seven advanced photovoltaic solar technologies, which the company is evaluating for use at its facilities worldwide, according to a March 22 article in The New York Times.
  • Solyndra [Fremont, Calif.] has got some work to do in the pricing department and its own auditors have their doubts about the company.In the company's amended S-1 statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Solyndra says that the cost of its cylindrical solar panels is $3.24 per watt, including mounting, or 66 percent higher than the average cost of a crystalline silicon solar...
  • Construction spending tumbled in February by $11.6 billion, or 1.3 percent, to $846 billion, a low last recorded in 2002, according to an analysis of new federal figures by the Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va. Declines occurred relative to both the month before and February 2009 in most categories of private residential and nonresidential construction, as well as public...
  • Officials of JE Berkowitz, Pedricktown, N.J., announced that Timm Walker, AIA, has been appointed business development manager, representing its new division: Renovate by Berkowitz. Walker will direct the new product line in the business development and marketing efforts. He will also be responsible for managing the dealer/installer distribution channel for this product line.Walker...
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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...
  • 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....