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  • China's economic planning agency said Thursday [Nov. 19] it will suspend cement and flat glass projects that have been approved by local authorities but which haven't begun construction, to curb a buildup of excess production capacity in the country.The move applies to projects that hadn't started construction as of Sept. 30, the National Development and Reform Commission said in a statement...
  • The producer price index for finished goods climbed 0.4 percent in October, not seasonally adjusted, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Tuesday [Nov. 17]. The PPI for inputs to construction industries, a weighted average of materials used in every type of construction, including diesel fuel and other items consumed by contractors, fell 0.2 percent for the month and 5.8...
  • Finland-based Glaston Corp.'s statutory employer-employee negotiations under the Act of Co-Determination within Undertakings in Finland (YT negotiations) initiated on  Oct. 29, 2009, have been concluded. As a result of the negotiation process 50 employees will be laid off, the majority of them white-collar employees, according to a Nov. 18 release.Read full release.
  • Despite reports of stalled skyscraper projects across the globe, at least one super tall tower is moving forward: On Oct. 21, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates unveiled its slender, cone-shaped design for what will become one of Asia’s tallest building.The Lotte Super Tower 123, named so due to its 123 stories, will be built over a transportation hub near the Han River in the Jamsil shopping and...
  • The AGC Flat Glass North America [Marshall, Mich., Nov. 12] plant closure affects all 28 employees. Employees have been offered a “very good severance package,” Business Manager Carl Price said.The Japanese-owned company makes insulating glass for residential homes [in this plant]. The glass is shipped to framing companies and then sold to home owners.Price said there have not been...
  • The first day of the NFRC Fall Membership Meeting wrapped up, Nov. 16, with a presentation on Building Information Modeling interoperability, fenestration, and the NFRC process.“BIM is becoming more common,” explained Charlie Curcija, of CARLI, Inc., “but we need to understand how we can benefit from that.”At this time, NFRC doesn’t have any BIM–enabled...
  • Photo galleriesGreenbuild 2009 gallery oneGreenbuild 2009 gallery twoGreenbuild 2009 gallery threeOf the more than 1,000 exhibitors at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Phoenix, Nov. 11-13, about 35 companies were in the glass products business and almost 60 in the door, window or skylight business, according to the conference catalog. Officials from exhibiting glass industry...
  • Gov. Edward G. Rendell, D-Pa., has approved more than $23 million for 36 new solar and other alternative energy projects. The Commonwealth Financing Authority administers Pennsylvania's economic stimulus programs, including the $650 million Alternative Energy Investment Fund.SunEdison received approval for its $5 million solar energy program loan for a $19.9 million solar energy system at its...
  • China's Suntech Power Holdings is no newcomer to the U.S. Last May, President Barack Obama toured the U.S.' largest solar panel installation at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. There, row upon row of shiny black Suntech solar panels span 140 acres, cranking out up to 14 megawatts of electricity on sunny days.Suntech landed that project the same way it has raced to the top of the fast-growing...
  • NFRC's 2009 Fall Membership Meeting kicked off bright and early this morning [Nov. 16] in San Antonio with the NFRC new member orientation.First-time attendees, new members and others heard about the NFRC’s programs and processes.“If I have one piece of advice for first-timers, it’s don’t be shy,” said Joe Hayden, chair of the NFRC board of directors and senior...
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  • Cardinal LG Co., a subsidiary of Cardinal Glass Industries, has acquired Northeast Laminated Glass Corp., based in Jessup, Pa. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Cardinal LG will continue serving customers’ product needs from the Jessup facility. “Founders Tom Zaccone and Larry Tumminia, and the employees of Northeast Laminated, have done an excellent job building this business and...
  • The largest glass, window and door show in the Americas is offering industry suppliers two new, multi-layered promotion programs for exposure before, during and after GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas, Sept. 10-12, 2014. The sponsorships key off new, interactive glassTalks™―part of the inaugural Express Learning sessions on the show floor.“Express Learning is the...
  • 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...