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  • Coastal Glass Distributors, Charleston, S.C., will cease operations, according to an Aug. 25 letter to its customers from company president Jack B. Hoey Jr. The decision to close shop came "after efforts to obtain ongoing financing proved unavailing."For the next few days the company will complete and deliver orders already received; it will not accept orders after close of...
  • A top labor official said Monday that President Obama and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel have indicated that they will not bring up "card check" legislation until after health care reform is done in Congress.AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Richard Trumka, the expected incoming president of the influential union, pledged during a web chat on the liberal blog firedoglake that...
  • President Obama wants to make the United States “the world’s leading exporter of renewable energy,” but in his seven months in office, it is China that has stepped on the gas in an effort to become the dominant player in green energy — especially in solar power, and even in the United States.Chinese companies have already played a leading role in pushing down the price of...
  • Seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment fell in 29 states in July and rose in 21 states and the District of Columbia, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday [Aug. 21]. North Carolina had the largest percentage drop, -0.7 percent; followed by Mississippi, -0.6 percent; Nevada and New Mexico, -0.5 percent each. The largest percentage gains were in D.C., 1.9 percent; Michigan, 1.0...
  • DuPont announced today it will build a $55 million facility near Fayetteville that will manufacture components of solar energy. The company is getting a $50,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund, a state incentives program.Local government must match the $50,000 grant.The plant will add 10 jobs for the expanded product line over the next three years, according to an Aug. 20 Triangle Business...
  • The amount of construction work funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA, popularly called the stimulus legislation) varies greatly by state and program. Two weeks ago, I spoke on successive days to state transportation officials in Colorado, New Mexico and Maine. They said they had awarded contracts covering 69 percent, 80 percent and 100 percent of their respective DOT...
  • A group of Midwestern Democrats is pushing for tariffs on products from countries that don't limit greenhouse gas emissions, a controversial step that the legislators say is needed to help American manufacturers survive expected emissions restrictions here.The Democrats say the measure would level the playing field for U.S. factories, which will likely face increased energy costs due to global...
  • Chris Dolan is director of commercial glass markets at Guardian Industries. Guardian is one of the top players in the manufacture of float architectural and fabricated glass.Q: What can you tell us that will help put the array of Low-E glass choices into an understandable framework?Guardian: We organize our products into Commercial and Residential lines: the SunGuard® and ClimaGuard®...
  • Following the installation of a tempering furnace at Liberty Glass Fabricators, Corona, Calif., in August, and one in Mexico at Bode de Vidrio Sa de CV in June, Italy's Mappi International, through its North American operation Mappi North America Corp., announced two more installations will take place in the province of Quebec in eastern Canada. Lepage Millwork, Riviere du Loup, Quebec, and...
  • A man has died after a sheet of glass fell on him while he was working at a building supplies warehouse in Derby. Emergency services were called to the Build Center on Ascot Drive in the city after the glass fell on the man.
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  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...
  • BairdThomsenKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, according to a Jan. 10 announcement from the company. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG...
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