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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., is surveying architects, specifiers, general contractors and other members of the building team to learn about their use of building information modeling programs. The AAMA BIM Task Group will use the data to develop the first standard that addresses commercial fenestration products within BIM, according to a Jan....
  • The board of directors of PPG Industries on Thursday [Jan. 21] declared a regular quarterly dividend of USD0.54 per share.The dividend pay out will be made on March 12, 2009, to shareholders of record on Feb. 19, 2010, according to a Jan. 22 TradingMarkets.com report.
  • Saint-Gobain Containers Inc. will pay more than $2.2 million in civil penalties and install emissions controls at furnaces, including two furnaces in Milford, under an agreement with the federal government and 10 states to settle environmental allegations. Saint-Gobain Containers will pay $1.15 million to the United States and $1.1 million to states and agencies, including $100,000 to...
  • 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...
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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...