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  • PPG Industries Inc. [Pittsburgh] issued a fourth-quarter earnings view below analysts' expectations as its domestic industrial customers have been cutting production and taking longer to replenish inventories, reflecting weaker consumer demand and tight credit markets.The maker of paints, glass and chemicals expects earnings of 35 cents to 45 cents per share for the quarter. Analysts polled by...
  • Officials at Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., announced a profit sharing payout for the fourth quarter of $472 per employee, rounding out total payout for the past 12 months to more than $2,200 per employee, according to a Dec. 18 company release. The announcement was made during the company’s December employee meetings.The meetings included comments from the Viracon executive management team...
  • Billco Manufacturing, Zelienople, Pa., launched a corporate Web site, according to a Dec. 23 company release. The site is designed to provide glass fabricators with a comprehensive source of product information as well as sales tools to better accommodate current and future customers.Quote Request forms offer inquiring customers a way to organize their requests and contact the Sales and Parts...
  • This drab Eastern German city [Frankfurt An Der Oder], which was almost completely destroyed during the last days of World War II, boasts the most spectacular medieval stained glass windows that any mayor could dream of showing, especially during Christmas festivities.The windows have finally been returned to their home in the Marienkirche, or Church of Our Lady, after a more than 60-year...
  • The production of glass and glass products in Hungary in the first 10 months of this year was 13 percent higher than in the same period in 2007, according to a Dec. 12 report from Hungary’s Central Statistical Office. Glass and glass products manufacturers’ sales in the January to October period were 10.5 percent higher year-on-year, with an increase in sales of 10.6 percent on the...
  • Value-added glass solutions provider Apogee Enterprises Inc. reported a rise in the third-quarter net earnings from the year-ago period primarily due to higher revenues. The company also reaffirmed its fiscal 2009 earnings per share view. The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based company reported a rise in third-quarter net earnings to $17.65 million, or $0.63 per share, from $11.0 million, or $0.38 per...
  • Closer look: About 2.5 million American jobs in danger Glass MagazineWhat would you do with the Big Three?glassblogStruggling U.S. automakers are launching a round of severe cutbacks as they wait for a government rescue, with Chrysler saying yesterday it will idle all 30 of its U.S. factories for one month. Chrysler's plants will furlough 46,000 workers beginning Friday, as a planned two-...
  • Move over, Joe the Plumber. Spencer the Solar Panel Installer is here. In this case, it’s Spencer Bockus, who created solar-powered fans and other contraptions for science fairs as a fifth grader in California. Today, at 22, he is on customers’ roofs, measuring where the shade will hit and hooking up photovoltaic arrays, better known as solar panels, to convert the sun’s energy...
  • Southwall Technologies Inc. announced the use of its energy-saving XIR laminated glass in the Shenzhen Airport Command and Information Center, a 10-story, 30,000 square meter control center at the Shenzhen International Airport in Shenzhen, China. Serving a metropolitan area of 12 million people, the airport's support facility houses information management, air traffic control and airport...
  • Yesterday the European Parliament in Brussels set the course for Europe’s energy future. With the plenary vote on the climate change package yesterday morning the eleven months lasting negotiations and legislative work came to an end.The package confirms the EU binding target of 20 percent renewable energy share by 2020 as well as 20 percent reduction on greenhouse gas emissions and a...
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  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • 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...
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