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  • Solutia Inc., St. Louis, will expand its manufacturing plant in Suzhou, China, according to an April 26 release. The plant is a manufacturing site for the company's Saflex polyvinyl butyral interlayer for laminated glass.The Suzhou plant is a full-scale production facility that currently produces Saflex interlayer for the automotive market. The new expansion includes the addition of a second...
  • In addition to eliminating the opt-out provision, the Environmental Protection Agency has changed the record-keeping requirements associated with its new lead paint rule, according to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.NARI sent out an alert today [April 27] noting that companies doing work covered under the Remodeling, Repair and Painting Rule must give copies of their records...
  • Solutia, St. Louis, reported its first quarter 2010 results, according to an April 26 release. First quarter highlights:Net sales of $466 million; an increase of 37 percent over the same period last yearLoss per share from continuing operations of $.49Adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations of $.33Record Adjusted EBITDA of $120 million; an increase of 114 percent over...
  • Ajiya Bhd will invest RM30mil in two new safety glass-processing plants in Malaysia and Thailand - RM10mil in a plant in Shah Alam and RM20mil in its Bangkok plant.Managing Director Chan Wah Kiang said the Shah Alam facility would start operation in the first quarter of next year, while the one in Bangkok should be ready a few months after that, according to an April 27 thestar.com report.
  • French construction materials group Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA Monday [April 26] said its unit Saint-Gobain Sekurit has signed a memorandum of understanding for a 50-50 joint venture with Turkish flat glass company Trakya Cam Sanayii AS, according to an April 26 report in The Wall Street Journal.
  • H.B. Fuller Co. [St. Paul, Minn.] announced today [April 26] that it will exit the polysulfide-based insulating glass sealant product line in Europe by the end of calendar year 2010.H.B. Fuller is a market leader in providing sealant solutions for the residential insulating glass market in the United States and has a growing presence in Asia. The company's leadership position is maintained...
  • GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 14-16, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, will feature two full-day forums and two seminars. Highlights include:• 5th Annual NGA Glazing Executives Forum, Sept. 14: A full day of interactive breakout sessions, expert speakers, peer-to-peer sharing and networking.• 1st Annual Window & Door Dealers Forum, Sept. 15:...
  • The U.S. Department of Energy announced [April 21] that up to $28 million in funding is available to help states lower the cost and increase the availability of energy efficiency retrofits. These programs will reduce energy use and save money for families and businesses across the country.The funding opportunity, administered by DOE's State Energy Program, will also assist states in developing...
  • The Environmental Protection Agency’s new Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rules went into effect yesterday without the all-important “opt-out” provision demanded by the glass industry. Preservation of the opt-out provision in the final LRRP rule was a priority of the National Glass Association, McLean, Va.  “We are very disappointed in this decision, for...
  • The Component Modeling Approach Technical task group met during the Greenbelt, Md.-based National Fenestration Rating Council’s Spring Meeting, April 12-15, in New Orleans. There, Charlie Curcija, president, Carli Inc., Amherst, Mass., the developers of the Component Modeling Approach Software Tool, raised the need for rating and labeling of spandrel systems on buildings.Some participants...
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...