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  • At the corner of Varick and Watt streets a hotel will rise with a facade wielding a more attractive and versatile kind of solar technology that may well be unprecedented for New York City.Anthony Morali, principal of MStudio, elaborated: "Basically, 90 percent of solar panels use crystalline wafers," he said. "It's your basic solar panel. You can't see through it. It's about 2.5...
  • The Sears Tower Skydeck opens its lure for thrill-seekers Thursday. It's called the Ledge and it gives the illusion of standing on air a few feet outside the building, 103 stories off the ground.It could put the Skydeck on the must-see list for tourists, right up there with the museums and Michigan Avenue shopping. It's supposed to be an engineering marvel.The tower's bosses speak assuringly of...
  • Exhibitor applications for glasstec 2010, International Trade Fair for Glass Production – Processing - Products and solarpeq 2010, International Trade Fair for Solar Production Equipment, are now available online at www.glasstec-online.com and www.solarpeq.com or can be ordered from Messe Düsseldorf North America, according to a June 30 release. Both events will be held concurrently...
  • Trina Solar Ltd., a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, today announced that one of the Company's key solar module glass suppliers, Beijing Hua Mei Dazheng Technology Co., has signed an investment agreement to establish a production facility in the Changzhou Trina Photovoltaic Industrial Park...
  • The 11th Glass Performance Days held in Tampere, Finland, June 12-15, met the high expectations attached to this dedicated encounter between solar and glass specialists, according to a June 29 release. Attendance topped 800, an impressive figure in the current business cycle. Almost 300 professional presentations spearheaded the program that turned out to be the largest and best in the history of...
  • The All India Glass Manufacturers' Federation expects that the upcoming budget would scrap the 7.5 percent customs duty on soda ash, which constitutes 30 percent of the cost of production.“Higher cost of inputs like soda ash is one of the major factors contributing to higher cost of glass bottles. There are few major manufacturers of soda ash in India. They rule the market by fixing prices...
  • 3M Co. is laying off 40 workers at its engineering division, a company spokeswoman confirmed Friday.The jobs, located mostly at 3M’s Maplewood headquarters, are part of the manufacturer’s continued efforts to reduce costs amid the recession.The engineering division is a corporate function, and works with 3M’s other businesses.
  • Landmark legislation to curb U.S. greenhouse-gas emissions was approved by the House of Representatives in a close vote late Friday, securing an initial victory for a cornerstone of President Barack Obama's agenda.The 1,200 page bill--formally known as the "American Clean Energy and Security Act"--will reach into almost every corner of the U.S. economy. By putting a price on emissions...
  • Suntech Power plans to announce in a few weeks the site of its first factory in the United States, and expects to start production in the first quarter of 2010, said Roger Efird, president of North American sales for Suntech Thursday.The Chinese company has narrowed a list of potential sites to one on the East Coast and three on the West Coast, said Efird in an interview after his talk at the...
  • HanGlas and KCC [Korea] have admitted colluding to fix prices on flat glass.The two, with more than 80 percent of the market between them, are said to have distorted the market by raising prices. They are estimated to have reaped hundreds of billions of won in undue profit at the expense of consumers. According to the Free Trade Commission, HanGlas and KCC reported they had colluded to fix...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., according to an August 27 release.Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CRL will continue to be independently managed and operated as a subsidiary of OBE and will retain all existing management structures and personnel. The company has eight...
  • 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...