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  • A quick-thinking glass worker who happened to be driving by when a pilot with a grudge smashed his plane into a Texas building is being hailed as a hero after helping many people escape the inferno that followed the crash.Robin Dehaven, a glazer at Binswanger Glass, was on his way to a job site when he saw the small plane approaching the seven-story building that houses the Internal Revenue...
  • Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich., named Scott Thomsen group vice president for North American flat glass operations, a new position at the company. He will oversee all aspects of flat glass including facilities, fabrication, marketing, sales, financial, business development and services, according to a Feb. 19 release. Additionally, he will continue to oversee Guardian’s...
  • After a tumultuous, three-year development process that included the disbanding and reorganization of the committee charged with its creation, the long-awaited first code-enforceable green building standard in the nation has been approved and published, according to a Feb. 16 GreenSource report.
  • After overcoming some obstacles, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association [Schaumburg, Ill.] made further progress on its green and sustainability rating and certification program as it gathered [at the JW Marriott, Desert Springs, Palm Desert, Calif.] for its 73rd Annual Conference [Feb. 14-17]. The event also saw discussions related to AAMA's strategic plan unveiled last year,...
  • "We're starting to see some rebound in residential, but the news is not so good for the commercial market," reported Nick Limb, partner, Ducker Worldwide, Troy, Mich. He was speaking at the opening session of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association's 73rd Annual Conference at the JW Marriott, Desert Springs, Palm Desert, Calif., Feb. 14-17. Numerous issues are on...
  • The value of nonresidential construction starts in January climbed 6.3 percent from December and 20 percent from January 2009, Reed Construction Data reported on Thursday [Feb. 11], based on data it compiled. “January starts increased 10 percent for nonresidential buildings from December but only 2 percent for heavy construction projects. Both highway and water/sewer starts fell...
  • The pain continues unabated for construction companies and workers. The industry lost another 75,000 employees in January, seasonally adjusted, virtually unchanged from the monthly average of 77,000 over the past 12 months, according to data the Bureau of Labor Statistics released on Feb. 5.For the first time, BLS included in its data release information on both "construction workers"...
  • Demand for flat glass in China is forecast to increase 7.9 percent per annum through 2013 to 2.7 billion square meters, according to Flat Glass in China, a study by the Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based industry research firm. Measured in value terms, flat glass demand is expected to rise 11.3 percent per year to nearly 130 billion yuan. Sales of flat glass will benefit from...
  • Nebula Glass International Inc. d.b.a. Glasslam, Pompano Beach, Fla., has filed a formal complaint of anti-competitive and illegal practices with the Federal Trade Commission against the Insulating Glass Certification Council, Sackets Harbor, N.Y., Edgetech IG, Cambridge, Ohio, and Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, according to a Feb. 11 Glasslam letter to the Bureau of...
  • Asahi Glass Co. rose the most in nine months in Tokyo trading after the company forecast profit to increase more than fourfold this year.The shares rose 7.2 percent to 949 yen as of 9:21 a.m. [Feb. 11] on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, headed for the biggest advance since May 19. The stock had the second largest gain on the Nikkei 225 Stock Average, which rose as much as 1.2 percent, according to a...
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  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...
  • 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...
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