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  • The decline of the construction market has taken another South Florida company into bankruptcy.But, Arch Aluminum and Glass, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Nov. 25, said Monday it has already reached an agreement to sell its assets and reorganize debt, according to a Nov. 30 South Florida Business Journal report.
  • The city-based Rs.1,500-crore glass manufacturer HNG group has forayed into the float glass segment by setting up its first float furnace at Halol in Gujarat [India], a company statement Monday [Nov. 30] said.'The HNG group is on a high growth path through strategic diversification. Our foray into the float glass segment is to further expand our horizons in the glass industry,' said HNG...
  • The value of new construction starts climbed 12 percent in October, at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), McGraw-Hill Construction reported on Friday [Nov. 20], based on data it compiled. “The upward push came from double digit gains for nonresidential building [19 percent] and nonbuilding construction (public works and electric utilities) [16 percent]. Atthe same time,...
  • Diamon-Fusion International Inc. (DFI Nanotechnology), global developer and exclusive licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, announced the signing of another license agreement in Canada with House of Mirrors & Glass, Ltd. The agreement provides distribution of DFI’s NanoPax product throughout the Province of Alberta and further expands DFI’s applications into a diverse...
  • Lamination process can help prevent shatteringThey are popular items found in homes across the country, but glass tables in your living room or on your patio could be a safety hazard. Team 5's Susan Wornick, however, reported that things may be changing.
  • Legislation filed in the House and Senate could benefit AGC Flat Glass and ultimately boost business for the company’s Church Hill plant.The bill, introduced last week in the House and last month in the Senate, would amend a portion of the federal stimulus plan giving homeowners a tax credit for making energy-efficient improvements.As the stimulus now stands, homeowners installing new...
  • Construction workers continued to suffer dramatic job losses as all but one state saw declines in construction employment this October compared to last year, according to an analysis of new state-by-state employment figures released today [Nov. 20] by the federal government. The analysis, conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America, points to the need for Washington officials...
  • Sara Neiswanger has been named the Glass Association of North America’s technical services coordinator, a new position within the association, according to a Nov. 20 release. She joined Association Services Corporation, GANA's management company, in 2006 as an executive assistant for ASC and its clients and became an account executive in 2007. She also serves as the account executive for...
  • Today [Nov. 20], Glaston Corp., Finland, has signed a EUR 74 million revolving credit facilityagreement with its core banks. This loan will supersede the arrangements of a  corresponding size made earlier with the same banks. The loan period is two years, with an option of a one-year  extension period subject to agreement between the parties. It is intended to cover the...
  • The Chinese state-owned company China Luoyang Float Glass Group is still interested in investing in the former glass factory in Bulgaria’s northeast city of Razgrad.After a visit in April 2008, representatives of the Chinese holding visited Bulgaria for the second time, and met Thursday [Nov. 19] with Finance Minister Simeon Djankov, and Todor Dimitrov who is a MP from the Razgrad...
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  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...
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