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  • Guardian Industries , Auburn Hills, Mich., is among the companies selected to receive advanced energy project tax credits under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, as announced by the White House Jan. 8, according to a Jan. 11 release. Guardian was approved to receive more than $8.7 million in tax credits under this program. These credits will allow the company, which has plants...
  • Deteriorating demand for construction services continued to drag on the economy as new federal figures show another 53,000 construction workers lost their jobs in December and the industry’s unemployment rate climbed to 22.7 percent. The new employment data underscores the need to rethink health care legislation that singles out small construction firms for new mandates and fees, the...
  • Hartung Glass Industries said it’s acquired ACG Flat Glass North America Ltd. of Vancouver, BC, for an undisclosed price.Seattle-based Hartung said the company, acquired from Asahi Glass Co. of Tokyo, will operate as Hartung Glass Canada. Hartung also operates Lami Glass and Agalite Shower & Bath Enclosures in British Columbia, according to a Jan. 6 Puget Sound Business Journal report.
  • Ridgefield Glass has expanded its operation into Danbury [Conn.]. The custom glass retailer recently opened a new 3,500-square-foot shop and warehouse — Elegance in Glass at 12 Backus Ave. behind the Danbury Fair Mall.“We’ve been fortunate in that we’ve been able to diversify our product mix with both traditional replacement glass and custom designs,” said John...
  • Officials at the Philadelphia-based brokerage firm of Binswanger, announced Jan. 5 the sale of AGC Flat Glass North America Inc.'s 378,000-square-foot facility in Cinnaminson, N.J., to Sea Box, East Riverton, N.J. The sale price was $4.7 million, according to an EarthTimes article. The building was formerly used by AGC for the manufacture of glass for residential windows. The new owner...
  • The Glass Doctor of the Ozarks franchise in Nixa, Mo., is now open at 1609 N. Hwy. CC. Owned by Coy Pepper, the company offers mobile residential, automotive and commercial glass services to Branson, Nixa and other communities in Christian and Taney Counties.
  • Greenbelt, Md.-based National Fenestration Rating Council’s board of directors recently appointed Gary Curtis of ECOS Consulting as the newest voting member on the board, according to a Jan. 5 release. He will fill the Public Interest category seat vacated by Roland Temple, who announced his retirement last fall.Curtis will serve in this interim role until the 2010 board of directors...
  • Glasstech Asia 2010, the 8th International Glass Products, Glass Manufacturing, Processing & Materials Exhibition will take place, June 29-July 1, at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd. organizes the event.
  • The Canadian Glass Association, Surrey, BC, is reaching out to solidify its status as a national association for glaziers, according to a Jan. 5 release. At its recent board meeting, held in Pickering, ON, the CGA decided to help set up local associations for glass companies in provinces and territories that currently do not have an association representing them.Zana Gordon, the...
  • Construction spending fell 0.6 percent in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $900 billion, down 13 percent from November 2008 and the lowest total in six years, the Census Bureau reported on Monday. Private nonresidential spending was flat for the month but down 21 percent compared to a year earlier. Private power construction (power plants, renewable power, transmission lines...
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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...
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