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  • Saint Gobain Glass France, controlled by French glass maker Saint-Gobain SA and Turkey-based Trakya Cam Sanayii AS, owned by Turkish glass company Sisecam, take joint control of Saint Gobain Glass Egypt, a maker of glass for building and automotive applications (approved Dec. 4), according to a Dec. 4 Reuters report.
  • It is reported that in January to October 2009 cement production was up by 18 percent at more than 1.3 billion tons while production of flat glass was up 2.5 percent to nearly 470 million weight boxes. Both sectors have successfully made deficits into surpluses.Mr Xiong Bilin Inspector of Industrial Coordination Division NDRC said "Projects involving new capacity building or...
  • National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., recently elected one member to serve on its board of directors and re-elected two others. Each will serve a three-year term, beginning this month, according to a Dec. 4 release. An independent firm that managed the voting process reported the certified election results to the NFRC. Members of the NFRC: •    Elected Sneh...
  • Despite a slowing in the number of construction workers losing jobs in November, 19.4 percent of the nation's construction workers are now unemployed according to new federal figures released today. The figures show that unemployment rates within the construction industry remain significantly higher than any other sector of the economy, the Associated General Contractors of America said."The...
  • Officials at Diamon-Fusion International Inc., San Clemente, Calif., signed a key strategic alliance and license agreement in Israel with Blinds Aluminum Industries Ltd., according to a Dec. 3 release. This new alliance marks the development of a new territory for DFI in the world’s biggest R&D stage, as Israel is the world’s leading country in R&D investment allocation...
  • The global financial and economic crisis has left its mark on the glass industry worldwide, according to a Dec. 3  Messe Düsseldorf North America release. In particular, the flat glass industry, which is heavily dependent on the construction and automotive markets, has had to deal with considerable sales declines in 2009. An example of the trend on an international level is the...
  • The Protective Glazing Council International, Topeka, Kan., will hold its final Webinar in its 2009 Free Monthly Webinar series at noon Dec. 11, according to a Dec. 3 release.The final Webinar of the year will be given by Tom Haines, security programs manager, Graham Architectural Products, York, Pa.  He will discuss blast resistance, ballistic resistance, and forced entry...
  • Reports from the 12 Federal Reserve districts indicate that “ economic conditions have generally improved modestly since the last report” six weeks ago, the Fed wrote on Wednesday [Dec. 2] in the Beige Book, a summary of informal soundings of business conditions, in which districts are referred to by the names of their headquarters cities. “Eight districts indicated some...
  • The production facilities at Cladtech in the Arab Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah are characterized by spacious premises and a quiet working environment. As in all Arab emirates, there is a lot of sunshine, sand and, above all, plenty of space. The company uses this space, amongst other things, for glass processing using machines from the Bystronic glass group, according to a Dec. 2 release.On a tour...
  • Toledo-based glass maker Pilkington North America Inc. will install a $1.4 million solar array at its plant in Northwood, thanks in part to a state and federal grant that will offset nearly half the cost.The 3,450-panel project, to be built by fall 2010 at the company's Plant 21 site on East Broadway, is one of 25 alternative-energy projects in Ohio that will share more than $13 million in...
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  • 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....
  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...