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  • Directors have purchased assets of Liverpool [U.K.] glass firm Greenberg, which collapsed late last year owing £16 million [$23,675,040].Beryl Greenberg has set up Dakota Glass, a business registered in Liverpool, which has bought the assets of Greenberg Glass Emergency’s depot in Salford. It has also occupied the Salford premises in Dakota Avenue.Dakota Glass paid £70,000 [$103...
  • The Protective Glazing Council  International, Topeka, Kan., will host a monthly Webinar series for architects, building owners, specifiers, glazing contractors and others in the architectural community, according to a Jan. 16 release. The free series will focus on various industry topics and will run for an hour. Scheduled for the last Friday of each month, the first Webinar will...
  • Manufacturing in New York contracted for a ninth straight month in January and a gauge of expectations for six months from now was negative for the first time on record.The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s general economic index rose to minus 22.2 from a revised minus 27.9 in December that was lower than previously reported, the bank said today. Readings below zero for the Empire State...
  • The BrightBuilt Barn, located in Rockwood, Maine, is one of the super energy-efficient prefab designs of the year. A highly covetable structure, this barn/studio is not only a net-zero house — meaning it strives to leave no carbon footprint — it is also seeking LEED Platinum certification. While the current prototype was designed as a studio/workspace, the barn is constructed on 4-...
  • Constellation Brands Inc., an international producer and marketer of beverage alcohol brands, is in the process of implementing the world’s largest winery solar energy system at its Gonzales, CA, facility. The company anticipates the project to be completed in early this year.Once in place, the solar energy system is expected to produce more than 1.7 million kilowatt hours of electricity...
  • Advocates say BIPV [building integrated photovoltaics] technology could dramatically cut costs of manufacturing and installing solar power and could expand the solar market. The BIPV market in Europe, the biggest market for the technology, grew 43.8 percent last year to reach €142.6 million [US $186.4 million], according to an October report from research firm Frost & Sullivan, which...
  • The American Institute of Architecture Students and Kawneer Co., Norcross, Ga., announce the winners of the third annual national student design competition, according to a Jan. 15 release. The competition, sponsored by Kawneer and administered by AIAS, challenged students to learn about building materials, specifically architectural aluminum building products and systems, in the design...
  • Colorado is well positioned to take advantage of new growth in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, creating long-term opportunities in rapidly growing fields. The renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, or RE&EE, generate $10.2 billion in annual revenue and provide more than 91,000 jobs in Colorado (2007) with potential for these industries to grow sixfold by...
  • "Toledo is becoming the epicenter of America with the struggles of the Rust Belt. Toledo is trying to transform itself with things like solar energy. The sand in Lake Erie is what made Toledo such a great place to make glass. We hope we can reinvent ourselves, just like the Carolinas did with the textile industry," [said Tony Packo III, owner, Tony Packo's, a hot dog eatery in the...
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems, Flushing, N.Y., launched its newest subsidiary, Helios Energy Systems, according to a Jan. 14 company release. The new firm will focus on the solar generation of electric power through the use of photovoltaic technology. Helios will provide residential, commercial, multifamily and institutional building owners and distributors of PV technology with...
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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....