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  • AGC Solar, will take part in Intersolar, the world's largest solar technology trade fair, 27-29 May in Munich, to show its solar products and technologies, according to a May 15 release. The focus of the show is innovative technology expressed in various types of value-added glass for solar applications all over the world.The AGC Solar range covers three main applications: photovoltaic...
  • A range of Kawneer architectural aluminum products contribute to the “green” campus of the newly constructed $625 million Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, according to a May 12 Alcoa release. The facility incorporates Kawneer products that maximize daylighting and thermal performance, including curtain wall, sunshades and thermally broken windows and doors.Kawneer...
  • At the recent American Institute for Architects exhibition in San Francisco, Guardian Industries Corp. reported it is gearing up to introduce its vacuum insulating glass, or VIG, in late 2010.  It is working with a consortium of companies, including material and equipment suppliers and window manufacturers, including Jeld-Wen, to launch what Scott Thomsen, chief technology office, calls...
  • Vice President Joe Biden, making a renewed pitch for a major change in labor law, told union leaders Tuesday that the best way to rebuild the middle class is to help labor unions grow.Biden said it's time to "level the playing field" for unions by passing a bill that would make it easier for workers to organize."You've got to climb up a hill with so many roadblocks on the way to...
  • "Early reports indicate that the infrastructure portion of the stimulus is beginning to do exactly what was intended, put construction workers back on the job," says Ken Simonson, chief economist, AGC, Arlington, Va., after the U.S. Department of Labor issued its April 2009 employment report.  While the report found continued job losses in the construction sector, Ken...
  • Las Vegas businesswoman Weina Zhang says she works all the time not for the money, but to help young girls in her native China.Zhang, chief executive and majority partner in Zetian Systems Inc., [Las Vegas] is a relatively unknown but fast-rising name in the worldwide construction industry. Her company supplies glass panels and other architectural products, mainly from China.Her company has...
  • The Industrial Trade Forum, a blog-based international trade community from ForeignTRADEX announced today the debut of its all new Commercial Glass and Industrial Glass Directory. The company reported the online publication features offerings from American glass fabricating companies and commercial glass manufacturers serving domestic and global markets, according to a May 11 Trans World News...
  • Japanese stocks slid for the first time in six days on concern earnings will continue to decline this year and that a recent share rally was overdone.Asahi Glass Co. surged 12 percent after Nomura Holdings Inc. raised its rating on the company to “buy.”
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, has created Building Information Modeling files for its Duranar coatings, Pittsburgh Paints, Porter Paints and architectural glass products, according to a May 11 release. They are housed on the McGraw Hill Construction Sweets Network and Reed Construction Data’s SmartBIM Web sites.The files, which are found on the PPG Ideascapes Web site, enable architects to...
  • Asahi Glass released its consolidated financial results for FY2009 first quarter, Jan. 1 through March 31, 2009, on May 11.Read full release.
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  • 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...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...