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  • Boston is striving to become a leader in green building. But glass siding and atriums, common features of green architecture, carry an unintended side-effect: a mortal danger to birds.An estimated 5 percent of the country's bird population--or about a billion birds--die each year by crashing into buildings they cannot see, according to Daniel Klem, an ornithologist at Muhlenberg College in...
  • Responding to heightened industry and public concerns about fall prevention, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association's Skylight Council has published a position paper entitled Fall Protection, which provides practical suggestions for minimizing and preventing falls through roof openings, according to a Dec. 12 AAMA release.Highlighted within the paper, Fall Protection notes the...
  • While tinted windows on your car might look cool - and help keep you cool - tinting the windows of your home is an entirely different matter.But a Midlothian [Chicago] company that franchises automotive repair and accessories shops was getting requests from customers to do just that.The result is an entirely new franchise that has nothing to do with Moran Industries Inc.'s core business.
  • China's stock market fell sharply on Friday as auto-related shares slid in response to the apparent failure to get a bailout bill for the U.S. auto industry through Congress.The market had already been weak because of poor Chinese economic data in the past few days, and the auto news sent the Shanghai Composite Index down as much as 3.06 percent to 1,969.492 points in the early afternoon.Fuyao...
  • The average price of glass and glass products sold by Polish manufacturers in the first nine months of this year was 4.2 percent lower than in the same period in 2007, according to a Dec. 11 report from Poland’s Central Statistical Office. In comparison, the average price of industrial goods sold in Poland was 2.6 percent higher year-on-year.
  • Ecobuild & AEC-ST Fall conference wrapped up today at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., with 2,000 attendees. About 2,300 attended last year;  the economy took its toll on attendance this year, said Laura Edwards, director of marketing, Ecobuild America, Schwenksville, Pa. The conference started Dec. 8; the exhibit opened yesterday and ran through...
  • Kerry Haglund, research fellow, Center for Sustainable Building Research, University of Minnesota, and Nils Petermann, project manager, Alliance to Save Energy, Washington D.C., made a presentation on Design and Simulation Tools for Window System Energy Performance on the last day of the Ecobuild & AEC-ST Fall conference. The conference started Dec. 8 at the Washington Convention Center,...
  • Emerging techniques in neuroscience are now being applied to marketing and could be the wave of the future as retailers find new ways to attract customers in an increasingly competitive environment.One of the clear examples of science meeting marketing in the world of retail is in the area of natural lighting and skylights in stores.
  • An employee at Zeledyne Glass Company in east Tulsa tells 2news today that the company will lay off 120 people temporarily. Those employees will lose wages for three weeks.Employees were told the layoffs will be in the automotive section of the plant and will begin December 15th through January 5th. They were also told the layoffs are the result of lack of business.
  • The Efficient Windows Collaborative Pavilion at the Ecobuild & AEC-ST Fall conference hosted a number of speakers Dec 10. The conference runs Dec. 8-11 at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. The exhibit portion of the event takes place Dec. 10-11.Nils Petermann, project manager, Efficient Windows Collaborative, Washington, D.C., opened with an introduction of his...
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  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...
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