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  • Despite the overall downturn in exhibition activity during 2009, the 16th Vitrum international trade fair for machinery, equipment and systems for the processing of flat and hollow glass; glass; and finished products, Oct. 28-31, in Milan, posted excellent visitor attendance from Italy and more than 100 countries, according to a Nov. 5 release.A large number of visitors toured the three...
  • The Fenzi Group, Italy, showcased several innovations at Vitrum 2009, Oct. 28-31, Milan, according to a Nov. 5 release. In the stand dedicated to Glass Alliance--an international network to which the group belongs and that produces and distributes worldwide everything necessary for industrial production of insulating glass units--trade professionals got a chance to take a close-up view...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., released AAMA 904-09, a voluntary specification for multibar hinges in window applications, according to a Nov. 4 release. The document, titled Voluntary Specification for Multi-Bar Hinges in Window Applications, addresses procedures, materials and performance criteria for determining the durability of multibar hinges...
  • Biesse Canada and Intermac Canada recently celebrated the grand opening of their new Canadian headquarters with a special customer event, according to a Nov. 4 release.The new building in Mirabel, QC, provided the setting for a three-day open house that featured the official ribbon-cutting ceremony, appearances from notable local residents, live machine and software demonstrations, and other...
  • Catalina Tempering, a glass tempering company, announced yesterday that it will open a 67,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Mount Airy [N.C.], employing 20 people.The announcement came after the Surry County Board of Commissioners voted Monday [Nov. 2] night to approve incentives of up to $77,209.60 for Project Tough, the code name for the Catalina Tempering project, according to a...
  • The construction industry continues to suffer from significant declines in privately-funded construction investments, with new federal figures showing private construction investments declined by 20.6 percent between September 2008 and September 2009. The new Census Bureau figures show there's no sign of an economic recovery yet for the nation's construction industry, the Associated General...
  • Vitrum, the international trade fair for machinery, equipment and systems for flat and hollow glass; glass; and finished products, wrapped up Oct. 31. The third day of the show saw 6,256 visitors, 2,967 foreigners and 3,289 Italians, according to an Oct. 30 release.Although machinery and special products for glass processing are a niche sector, this industry has always been a factor of excellence...
  • Growing up in the southwest suburbs, Sara Beardsley had a view of the Chicago skyline from her house. Today, she is transforming that skyline, but you won't find her work glorified on a $6 mug or gracing postcards.Most of her impact is invisible as she attempts to reduce one of the largest carbon footprints in Chicago -- that of Willis Tower. Beardsley, a senior architect at Adrian Smith + Gordon...
  • Glass buildings in Boston are often seen as shiny interlopers in a city that prides itself on its historic look and its natural materials: brick town houses, granite wharves, wood triple-deckers.Maybe that’s changing. Glass, like anything else, can be done well or badly. In two buildings that opened on Thursday, it’s done well. The principal designer of both was the same architect,...
  • The climate-change bill that has been moving slowly through the Senate will face a stark political reality when it emerges for committee debate on Tuesday [Nov. 3]: With Democrats deeply divided on the issue, unless some Republican lawmakers risk the backlash for signing on to the legislation, there is almost no hope for passage, according to a Nov. 2 article in The Washington Post.Read a Glass...
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  • 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...
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