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  • About 70 attendees listened to speakers on the second day of the Protective Glazing Council International Annual Symposium, Nov. 12, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Va.Quincy Alexander, Applied Research Associates, Albuquerque, N.M., talked about Comparison of Blast Criteria for Glazed Window and Curtain Wall Systems. “In one report, an unidentified Al Qaida operative...
  • The Protective Glazing Council International, Topeka, Kan., kicked off its annual symposium Nov. 11 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Va. The theme of the symposium is “Protective Glazing in a Green World; Sustainability & Protection.”“The biggest trend in protective glazing is complacency,” said Brian Pittman, director of marketing and communication, PGC...
  • Solar Gard is pleased to announce its Armorcoat 8Mil safety and security film has met one of the most stringent hurricane mitigation tests. These test standards, ASTM 1886/1996 Large Missile Impact Level “C” or 4.5lb missile, ensure that Solar Gard Armorcoat 8Mil safety and security films offer the best protection money can buy. Conducted on 3/16 inch tempered glass, the anchored film...
  • Officials at Quality Metalcrafts LLC, Ramsey, Minn., announced the expansion of its new manufacturing facility in Rogers, Minn., according to a company release Nov. 6.The plant expansion increases the size of the facility to nearly 60,000 square feet to accommodate the company’s growth and the additional equipment expected in 2009. The additional space will allow for improved...
  • As architects and designers are looking for resources to help with affective daylighting practices, Technical Glass Products, Snoqualmie, Wash., has provided a convenient educational tool available 24 hours per day. TGP now offers Web access to its AIA-registered course: "A Bright Future: Daylighting for Tomorrow's Buildings." Design professionals can access the free course...
  • "Nonresidential construction is on the verge of a potentially long slide," warned Ken Simonson, chief economist, Associated General Contractors of America, Washington, D.C., in a Nov. 3 Data DIGest article. Simonson's comments followed reports from the Census Bureau on construction spending in September and the National Association for Business Economics, Washington, D.C., on third...
  • Anara Tower, a planned skyscraper in Dubai, is set to feature a glass pod at 2,150 feet, according to Gizmodo.com. The tower will be 500 feet shorter than the world's largest, the Burj Dubai.
  • Global market for soda ash is projected to reach 49 million metric tons by 2012, reflecting a CAGR of 3.56 percent for the period 2008-2012. Asia-Pacific represents the largest as well as fastest growing market for soda ash with an estimated 17.2 million metric tons in 2008. Soda ash is primarily used in the manufacture of glass bottles and other glass containers. It also finds use in the...
  • Ohio general contractor Brian Burgett today told members of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to recommend to the full House economic stimulus activities that would have an immediate positive impact on economic activity, according to release from the Associated General Contractors of America, Oct. 28."An infusion of federal infrastructure...
  • Starting next year, Messe Düsseldorf and its subsidiary Messe Düsseldorf India will jointly stage the new trade fair Glasspex India, Dec. 2–4, 2009, in New Delhi. The event will be supported by the Indian Glass Industry Association, the All India Glass Manufacturers’ Federation and the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), according to a Messe Dusseldorf North America...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...