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  • Officials at Arch Aluminum & Glass, Tamarac, Fla., announced in a Feb. 1 release that the company has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following the asset purchase by Arch Glass Acquisition Corp., an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners Inc., Boca Raton, Fla.“We are excited to be exiting from the bankruptcy process and we look forward to the next chapter in the history of Arch...
  • Construction employment grew in only four out of 337 metropolitan areas in 2009 as spending on construction projects dropped by $100 billion in December to a six-year low of $903 billion, according to a new analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of federal figures released today."The impact of the stimulus is clearly being overshadowed by the sweeping downturn in overall...
  • The steel beams of a soaring office tower beginning to rise from the ruins of the World Trade Center are a tribute to American resilience, but also a marker in the decline of yet another industry. Not an inch of imported glass went into the two lost towers, built 40 years ago. The lower floors of the new one will soon be sheathed in Chinese glass.The decline of glassmaking in America started...
  • FeneTech Inc., the Aurora, Ohio-based software manufacturer of the FeneVision ERP software solution, has started a European operation, FeneTech Europe SARL, based in Strassen, Luxemburg, according to a Jan. 31 release. By starting this European entity, FeneTech has reacted on the increasing demand for its products on the European continent.From this office, the company will handle all sales...
  • The idea of integrating solar power with building materials has been an attractive concept for decades, but one of the biggest challenges, according to Anna Dyson, director of the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology, or CASE, has been aesthetics.Most applications thus far, Dyson said, “are pretty ugly and impede your view.”While visual elegance may not seem like a serious...
  • Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalog: Float Glass Market Research in Russia.The report is devoted to the study of the float glass market in Russia and forecast of its development. The report consists of seven sections, 100 pages, including 47 tables, 27 figures and appendix, according to a Jan. 28 IT News Online report.
  • Police pointed to high winds as the likely culprit after three windows broke on an upper floor of a downtown office tower yesterday, sending glass falling to street level.The glass first broke in the morning, while more broke away during the lunch hour from the TD Centre's Royal Trust Tower at 77 King St. W. [Toronto]. Police suspect debris carried by winds caused the damage, according to a...
  • In a Jan. 27 e-mail from CEO Mike McCarney to employees, Zeledyne, Tulsa, announced it is closing its commercial glass business. Read the letter below."Today, we are announcing the shutdown of the T-2 furnace in Tulsa. We plan to sell our remaining commercial inventory during the first half of the year and exit the commercial glass business."The Tulsa Plant has supported the...
  • The Glass Association of North America’s ASHRAE Subcommittee, led by Chair Helen Sanders, senior vice president of operations, Sage Electrochromics, Faribault, Minn., met Jan. 15 with the ASHRAE 90.1 committee at the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers winter meeting in Orlando, Fla. Representatives from GANA, the Aluminum Extruders Council, the...
  • Malaysia is keen to develop "solar valleys" to enable small- and medium-sized businesses and other vendors to support the solar energy industry, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.The country has so far attracted RM10 billion in investments in the the fast growing photovoltaic or solar energy industry, from big players the likes of First Solar and...
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