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  • Qatari property developers have secured fresh funding for one of London's highest-profile tower projects--the Shard of Glass at London Bridge--with the loan of an undisclosed sum from Qatari Diar, the state-owned real estate company.As other London skyscraper projects are shelved, construction of the Shard--which at more than 1,000 feet would be the tallest building in Europe--now looks assured....
  • In Toledo, once the glass-making capital of the country, most of the city's output over the years has gone into making everything from windshields to windows for cars and buildings.But as the auto and construction industries have declined, so too, has Toledo's manufacturing sector.For Glen Eason, a manufacturing worker, supplying the auto industry meant waiting for the ax to fall."I've been...
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Asia’s second-largest glassmaker, fell in Tokyo trading after the global recession prompted UBS AG to cut its rating.Shares in Nippon Sheet declined for a second day, dropping 5.7 percent to close at 296 yen [$3.27] on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, while the benchmark Topix index gained 1.2 percent. UBS cut its rating on the stock to “sell” from “...
  • The Mirror Division and Energy Committee of the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., will sponsor a solar panel during Glass Week 2009, Feb. 12-15, 2009, at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, according to a Dec. 16 GANA release. The panel will take place starting at 12 p.m. Feb. 13, and will be facilitated by Michael Ondrus, director of solar energy systems, Glasstech...
  • With the opening of the Pearl Avenue Branch Library in San Jose, the city has became the first municipality in the United States to install permanent public art that combines photovoltaic cells and art glass in an architectural application, according to a Dec. 15 release from the city of San Jose.Artist Lynn Goodpasture’s pioneering public art piece, entitled Solar Illumination I: Evolution...
  • The city's new convention center will be designed and built by the Toronto-area construction company responsible for Niagara College's Glendale campus and the new plaza at the Queenston-Lewiston bridge.City council voted Monday to award Bondfield Construction the $100-million contract to build the Niagara Convention and Civic Centre.Bondfield's proposal consisted of 280,778 square feet of space....
  • The Producer Price Index for finished goods dropped 2.9 percent before seasonal adjustment (-2.2 percent, seasonally adjusted) in November, and rose only 0.4 percent from November 2007, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. The PPI for inputs to construction industries fell 3.2 percent for the month but was 4.9 percent higher than in November 2007. The segment...
  • Japan's major glass maker, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., said on Tuesday its British unit, Pilkington, would appeal a 370 million euro cartel penalty imposed by the European Commission.Nippon Sheet Glass, which makes sheet glass for cars and buildings, said in a statement it would keep unchanged its earnings guidance for this year, which allows for the penalty, as it expected any court decision on the...
  • Riots in Greece leave hundreds of businesses cleaning up heavy damage, but, one business remains booming.Glaziers.They're on-call 24 hours a day, barely able to keep up with the demand for replacing windows, according to a Dec. 14 keyc.com report.
  • Repairing a broken window is usually not too taxing an affair.But it took a crane and four men four days to replace a broken pane in the world’s largest single-span glasshouse.When a crack first appeared in one of the 785 windows of the Great Glasshouse of the National Botanic Gardens in Carmarthenshire [County, Wales, U.K.] almost three years ago, the garden’s publicist David...
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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...
  • Apogee Enterprises, Inc. has acquired Alumicor Ltd., the Toronto-based fabricator of aluminum frames for window, storefront, entrance and curtain-wall products for the Canadian commercial construction market. The transaction is valued at approximately $52 million.Alumicor will be the seventh stand-alone business in the Apogee portfolio. Apogee is also parent company of Viracon, Harmon,...