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  • Q&A with Leon SilversteinArch Aluminum & Glass, Tamarac, Fla., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Nov. 25. Read the news article. Leon Silverstein, Arch president and CEO, said the economy and the resulting loss in sales led to the filing. Read a Q&A with him below.Please describe the situation leading up to the bankruptcy.It’s really the economy. We’ve been in...
  • Gov. Ed Rendell says a Greek company that makes solar panels will open a new manufacturing facility along the Philadelphia waterfront.Athens-based Heliosphera plans to open the plant in Philadelphia's redeveloped Navy Yard, according to a Nov. 30 Chicago Tribune report. 
  • Glass Performance Days will launch in South America, according to a Dec. 1 release. The first GPD South America will be held May 6-7, 2010. GPD has teamed up with the organizers of the Glass South America trade fair, the Nürnberg Messe, for this pilot conference.The GPD organization also is gearing up for a continuation of its successful traditions in both China and Finland. GPD China is...
  • Only five out of 337 metropolitan areas saw an increase in construction employment between October 2008 and October 2009 according to a new analysis of metropolitan area employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released today [Nov. 30] by the Associated General Contractors of America. Meanwhile, construction employment nationally tumbled by 1.1 million jobs over the past 12 months...
  • Representing its members' long-term business health, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., has joined Start Over!, a national coalition to defeat the health care reform legislation currently under review in the U.S. Senate, according to a Nov. 24 release.The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3962 on Nov. 7, with 220 ayes to 215 nays. On Nov. 21...
  • ASTM International's board of directors has voted to authorize the organization's management to develop the capability to offer certification services. Titled the ASTM International Certification Programs, the new initiative is sponsored by ASTM International and offers the opportunity for certification of products (materials, products, services and systems) as well as personnel.The recent action...
  • The decline of the construction market has taken another South Florida company into bankruptcy.But, Arch Aluminum and Glass, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Nov. 25, said Monday it has already reached an agreement to sell its assets and reorganize debt, according to a Nov. 30 South Florida Business Journal report.
  • The city-based Rs.1,500-crore glass manufacturer HNG group has forayed into the float glass segment by setting up its first float furnace at Halol in Gujarat [India], a company statement Monday [Nov. 30] said.'The HNG group is on a high growth path through strategic diversification. Our foray into the float glass segment is to further expand our horizons in the glass industry,' said HNG...
  • On Saturday [Nov. 28], there were reports of windows falling from a Tribeca building, likely due to the strong winds, and now it turns out the building in question was the new Goldman Sachs headquarters at Murray and West streets. And it's not the first time things have been falling from the nearly finished 43-story building.The Post reports that the incident "[snarled] traffic for more than...
  • The value of new construction starts climbed 12 percent in October, at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), McGraw-Hill Construction reported on Friday [Nov. 20], based on data it compiled. “The upward push came from double digit gains for nonresidential building [19 percent] and nonbuilding construction (public works and electric utilities) [16 percent]. Atthe same time,...
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  • 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...
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