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  • Finland-based Glaston has appointed Tapio Engström as chief financial officer, effective July 1, according to a May 21 release. Engström will be a member of Glaston Corp.'s Executive Management Group and report to Arto Metsänen, president and CEO. Engström will join Glaston from CPS Color Holding Oy, were he has worked since 2009 as CFO. Before that he was CFO at Aspocomp...
  • The French company Saint-Gobain Glass will invest around 6 million euros in a laminated glass production line in the factory at Calarasi (southeastern Romania), informs a company press release.The preparations have already started and the construction works will begin in the second half of 2010 and the new line will become operational at mid 2011, according to a May 19 actmedia.eu report.  
  • Construction contractors continue to be squeezed between rising materials costs and falling output prices according to a new analysis of materials costs conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America. The association noted that even as the producer price index leapt in April for key construction components, the amount contractors charge for construction services remains depressed....
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., will sponsor a presentation, The Art and Science of Glass, at NeoCon in Chicago, according to a May 18 release. The presentation features insights on the artistic, environmental and technical considerations associated with the installation of glass and its ethereal and psychological impact on architectural spaces from its panelists. The panel...
  • In an effort to meet the needs of clients seeking a single testing source for AAMA 501-05 exterior wall system testing, Hurricane Test Laboratory LLC, Riviera Beach, Fla., has added AAMA 501.5 Thermal Cycling testing to its test capabilities, according to a May 17 release.“We are excited to offer thermal cycling as a way to increase our ability to meet the needs of our clients and our...
  • The value of construction starts in January through April 2010 was 11 percent higher than in the same months of 2009, Reed Construction Data reported on Tuesday [May 11], based on data it compiled. April starts were 6.6 percent higher than March starts, “a little short of the usual seasonal gain in April. So April has to be interpreted as approximately steady with March,”...
  • Japan’s Nikkei 225 Stock Average fell 17.07, or 0.2 percent, to 10,394.03 at the close in Tokyo. The following were among the most active shares in the Japanese market today [May 12]. Stock symbols are in parentheses after company names.Asahi Glass Co. (5201 JT) rose 1.9 percent to 1,065 yen. The glassmaker raised its full-year net income forecast by 22 percent to 110 billion yen ($1.2...
  • Integrated glass maker Asahi India Glass today [May 14] reported a near four-fold jump in its consolidated profit after tax for the fourth quarter ended March 31, at Rs 9.50 crore, on the back of improved performance in the automotive and construction segments. The company had incurred a consolidated loss of Rs 2.38 crore during the corresponding quarter of the last fiscal year, Asahi India...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., held its 2010 Western Region Spring Meeting, May 5-6, in Oakland, Calif. Several industry experts discussed the current economic outlook, updates to California building codes and other issues directly affecting the Western region of the U.S., according to a May 13 release."The Western region faces very specific...
  • McLean, Va.-based National Glass Association's best-selling 2010 Guide to the Glass and Glazing Requirements of the Model Building Codes is now available, according to a May 12 release. This updated, authoritative resource offers expanded coverage over 163 pages; the previous edition was 117 pages. NGA members pay $69 per copy, $70 off the regular price."The 2009 International Codes, or some...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., according to an August 27 release.Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CRL will continue to be independently managed and operated as a subsidiary of OBE and will retain all existing management structures and personnel. The company has eight...
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