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  • Gary Dean, CEO, Bohle America, Charlotte, N.C., will step down in spring, according to a Bohle spokesperson. Dean has been widely praised for his leadership in the development and successful growth of the Bohle company in the U.K. and the positive influence he has had on the Bohle Group as a whole during his tenure. His departure will leave a big gap in the organization, the spokesperson said.A...
  • The housing market remains a significant risk to the economy, data Wednesday showed, as bad weather across much of the country hammered the construction industry.Along with icy storms, the real estate recovery is facing man-made headwinds. On Wednesday, the government said buyers will face higher fees and tougher standards for home loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration, a popular...
  • Nearly nine in 10 contractors say there will be no recovery in 2010 as part of a new national construction hiring and business outlook forecast released today [Jan. 20]  by the Associated General Contractors of America. As a result, fewer contractors plan to purchase construction equipment and after a year of near-record industry layoffs, many doubt they'll be able to hire new staff this...
  • The new Glazing Industry Code Committee of the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., has retained Thomas Culp, president, Birch Point Consulting LLC, La Crosse, Wis., to act as a consultant for the group, as it becomes actively engaged in the energy code process. The group, which formed at the beginning of 2010, becomes part of the ongoing GANA: Advocacy effort by the...
  • The California Building Standards Commission unanimously adopted yesterday the first-in-the-nation mandatory Green Building Standards Code (CalGreen) requiring all new buildings in the state to be more energy efficient and environmentally responsible. Taking effect on Jan. 1, 2011, the regulations are designed to achieve major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption and water...
  • Sabah [East Malaysia] may be home to the country's largest float glass manufacturing plant if a proposal to set up such a plant at Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park, near here, becomes a reality.SunBear, a multinational U.S. company, was invited by Malaysian Industrial Development Authority to set up the proposed RM5.3 billion [$1.6 billion] plant in Sabah.When operational, the plant will be the...
  • The decline of glassmaking in America started gradually in the 1990s and accelerated during the Great Recession. What’s more, the big companies, like Corning and Guardian Industries, say that even as the economy improves, they are unlikely to bring domestic employment and production back to prerecession levels. Imports, for one thing, inhibit sales. And bigger profits lie abroad, so they...
  • The health care legislation making its way through Congress has caught the attention of Las Vegas’ small contracting companies, which are worried changes may put them out of business.Language added at the last minute to the Senate bill approved on Christmas Eve singles out small construction firms for harsher treatment for not providing insurance than any other industry, says Brian Turmail...
  • Amsbury Glass Inc., a longtime Spokane [Wash.] commercial glass supplier, has closed its doors and its owners have sought protection from creditors in U.S. Bankruptcy Court here.Don Michael "Mike" Amsbury and Donna Amsbury, the company's owners, each have filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 7 liquidation in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, citing primarily business debts of about $515,000...
  • Tri City Glass & Door, Appleton, Wis., bought Oldcastle Glass Green Bay Dec. 28, 2009, according to a release. The acquisition increases sales by 50 percent and the employee base to almost 100.Tri City will honor the contracts that Oldcastle Green Bay customers have, and the projects will have uninterrupted service, according to a letter sent to customers and suppliers of Tri City....
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • 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...