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  • Officials at AGC Flat Glass North America, Alpharetta, Ga., announced two steps to reduce overall production, according to a Feb. 9 company release: to shut down its Jerry Run float glass manufacturing facility in Bridgeport, W. Va., in response to a continuing downturn in the U.S. marketplace for flat glass, especially in the automotive sector; and a temporary workforce...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., released its 21st Glass Informational Bulletin, a series of educational documents available for free download from its Web site, according to a Feb. 9 release. Titled Bid Considerations for Contract Glazing Proposals, the GIB provides a handy list of contract inclusions, exclusions and qualifications for glazing subcontractors to consider...
  • To cap or not to cap?That was the question on Tuesday when more than 300 people came to hear testimonies for and against House Bill 1819 and its companion bill, Senate Bill 5735, which would implement a regional cap and trade program in Washington state in partnership with six other states and four Canadian provinces, under a coalition called the Western Climate Initiative.Under the measure,...
  • Japanese stocks fell as Nomura Holdings Inc.’s plan to bolster capital sparked concern ownership will be diluted and Asahi Glass Co. forecast a loss this year.Asahi Glass plummeted 10 percent to 466 yen [$5.07]. The company said on Feb. 6 it expects a net loss of 42 billion yen [$457,288,194] this year as a full-scale recovery in the global economy isn’t likely. That would mark its...
  • Diamon-Fusion International Inc., San Clemente, Calif., global developer and exclusive licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, signed a license agreement in Mexico with Millet Industria De Vidrio, a Yucatan-based glass group, according to a Feb. 6 DFI release.  Millet, a 50-year privately held group based in Yucatan peninsula, has manufacturing plants in Merida and Cancun and...
  • Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Co.'s Australian subsidiary, C.R. Laurence Co., Australia Pty, acquired Australian Glass Tools Pty, Melbourne, according to a Feb. 6 CRL release.“Australian Glass Tools was founded in 1993 by Ron Bremner, and has grown to be a well-known supplier to the glazing industry within Victoria and throughout Australia," said Lloyd Talbert, president, CRL, in the...
  • Officials at Schraml Glastechnik, Austria, selected Salem Distributing Co., Winston-Salem, N.C., as Schraml's North American sales agent to promote and sell its topDRILL line of vertical drilling machines, according to a Feb. 2 Salem release. The topDRILL was the first vertical drilling machine introduced into the market in the mid-90s and has had a strong following around the world.The...
  • A virtual tradeshow, a new online feature from the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan.,  launched recently, according to a Feb. 2 GANA release. The launch comes in time for Glass Week and the BEC Conference in Las Vegas Feb. 12-17. The tradeshow features product information, videos and presentations, as well as downloadable brochures from exhibitors. This marks GANA's first...
  • St. Paul, Minn.-based 3M, gave details today of the new product lines that could come out of its just-launched renewables energy division.Tracy Anderson, business director of the division's energy generation unit, said the company is developing new applications for tape and film in biofuels, solar and wind in response to demand from customers and market opportunity.In the solar space, 3M sells...
  • Mesko Glass representatives were before the Honesdale Planning Commission [Pa.], Wednesday night, with a sketch plan for their new store, and attached shopping strip of five retail units. The new building is planned for their present location on top the hill on Grandview Avenue and will replace their current structure.The sketch plan presented to the commission shows a new store for Mesko Glass...
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  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....