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  • Ecobuild America kicked off Dec. 8 at the Washington Convention Center. The conference will continue through Dec. 10; the exhibit is open Dec. 9-10.“'Sustainable' and 'smart' are the theme of this year’s conference,” said Laura Edwards, director of marketing, Ecobuild America. “Sustainability represents green buildings and 'smart' represents technology, such as Building...
  • Saint Gobain Glass France, controlled by French glass maker Saint-Gobain SA and Turkey-based Trakya Cam Sanayii AS, owned by Turkish glass company Sisecam, take joint control of Saint Gobain Glass Egypt, a maker of glass for building and automotive applications (approved Dec. 4), according to a Dec. 4 Reuters report.
  • It is reported that in January to October 2009 cement production was up by 18 percent at more than 1.3 billion tons while production of flat glass was up 2.5 percent to nearly 470 million weight boxes. Both sectors have successfully made deficits into surpluses.Mr Xiong Bilin Inspector of Industrial Coordination Division NDRC said "Projects involving new capacity building or...
  • Despite a slowing in the number of construction workers losing jobs in November, 19.4 percent of the nation's construction workers are now unemployed according to new federal figures released today. The figures show that unemployment rates within the construction industry remain significantly higher than any other sector of the economy, the Associated General Contractors of America said."The...
  • The global financial and economic crisis has left its mark on the glass industry worldwide, according to a Dec. 3  Messe Düsseldorf North America release. In particular, the flat glass industry, which is heavily dependent on the construction and automotive markets, has had to deal with considerable sales declines in 2009. An example of the trend on an international level is the...
  • The Protective Glazing Council International, Topeka, Kan., will hold its final Webinar in its 2009 Free Monthly Webinar series at noon Dec. 11, according to a Dec. 3 release.The final Webinar of the year will be given by Tom Haines, security programs manager, Graham Architectural Products, York, Pa.  He will discuss blast resistance, ballistic resistance, and forced entry...
  • Reports from the 12 Federal Reserve districts indicate that “ economic conditions have generally improved modestly since the last report” six weeks ago, the Fed wrote on Wednesday [Dec. 2] in the Beige Book, a summary of informal soundings of business conditions, in which districts are referred to by the names of their headquarters cities. “Eight districts indicated some...
  • The economic recovery seems on track for slow but steady gains after new reports Tuesday showed growth in manufacturing activity, construction spending and contracts to buy homes.The batch of new economic data lifted spirits on Wall Street. But analysts cautioned that the economy won't come roaring back from the worst recession in seven decades. Some say the rebound's modest growth could falter...
  • Fenestration manufacturers and architects now have a comprehensive resource for protective glazing systems design analysis and performance testing at Architectural Testing’s new ISO/IEC 17025-accredited Security Research Center at the firm’s York, Pa., headquarters, according to a Dec. 1 release.“The Security Research Center focuses on the key threats of bomb blast, ballistic...
  • Q&A with Leon SilversteinArch Aluminum & Glass, Tamarac, Fla., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Nov. 25. Read the news article. Leon Silverstein, Arch president and CEO, said the economy and the resulting loss in sales led to the filing. Read a Q&A with him below.Please describe the situation leading up to the bankruptcy.It’s really the economy. We’ve been in...
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  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • 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...