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  • C.R. Laurence Co., Los Angeles, acquired Tajima Corp. USA, according to a Jan. 11 release. Based in Los Angeles, Tajima has been supplying design, engineering, and manufacturing services to this industry in the United States for more than 20 years.In making the announcement, Lloyd Talbert, President of CRL, stated, “We are proud of the fact that all the employees of Tajima will be...
  • German solar module manufacturer Centrosolar Group AG has plans to open its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Gresham, [Ore.] using $4.7 million in newly-acquired federal tax credits.A spokeswoman for the company confirmed the plans, though she didn’t immediately have details on the plant’s size or on the number of jobs it will generate.Laura Shepard, communications manager for the...
  • Deteriorating demand for construction services continued to drag on the economy as new federal figures show another 53,000 construction workers lost their jobs in December and the industry’s unemployment rate climbed to 22.7 percent. The new employment data underscores the need to rethink health care legislation that singles out small construction firms for new mandates and fees, the...
  • Hartung Glass Industries said it’s acquired ACG Flat Glass North America Ltd. of Vancouver, BC, for an undisclosed price.Seattle-based Hartung said the company, acquired from Asahi Glass Co. of Tokyo, will operate as Hartung Glass Canada. Hartung also operates Lami Glass and Agalite Shower & Bath Enclosures in British Columbia, according to a Jan. 6 Puget Sound Business Journal report.
  • Officials at the Philadelphia-based brokerage firm of Binswanger, announced Jan. 5 the sale of AGC Flat Glass North America Inc.'s 378,000-square-foot facility in Cinnaminson, N.J., to Sea Box, East Riverton, N.J. The sale price was $4.7 million, according to an EarthTimes article. The building was formerly used by AGC for the manufacture of glass for residential windows. The new owner...
  • Greenbelt, Md.-based National Fenestration Rating Council’s board of directors recently appointed Gary Curtis of ECOS Consulting as the newest voting member on the board, according to a Jan. 5 release. He will fill the Public Interest category seat vacated by Roland Temple, who announced his retirement last fall.Curtis will serve in this interim role until the 2010 board of directors...
  • Glasstech Asia 2010, the 8th International Glass Products, Glass Manufacturing, Processing & Materials Exhibition will take place, June 29-July 1, at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd. organizes the event.
  • Vistamatic, Coral Springs, Fla., won a contract to supply its fire-rated laminated vision panels for the expansion of Loma Linda University Cancer Center, Loma Linda, Calif., according to a Jan. 6 release.Established in 1991, the cancer center is being expanded in phases, the first and second of which were officially opened in in 2008 and the remainder, which consist of a symptom management...
  • The Canadian Glass Association, Surrey, BC, is reaching out to solidify its status as a national association for glaziers, according to a Jan. 5 release. At its recent board meeting, held in Pickering, ON, the CGA decided to help set up local associations for glass companies in provinces and territories that currently do not have an association representing them.Zana Gordon, the...
  • Construction spending fell 0.6 percent in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $900 billion, down 13 percent from November 2008 and the lowest total in six years, the Census Bureau reported on Monday. Private nonresidential spending was flat for the month but down 21 percent compared to a year earlier. Private power construction (power plants, renewable power, transmission lines...
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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....