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  • D. Michael Hartley, owner of Standard Bent Glass, Butler, Pa., and Global Security Glazing, Selma, Ala., is in negotiations to buy Coastal Glass Distributors, Charleston, S.C., reported Jeff Nichols, vice president of sales and marketing for Standard Bent Glass, Sept. 30. “We expect the deal to be completed Oct. 16,” he said. Read related story ... 
  • China announced sweeping curbs on surging investment in steelmaking, cement and other industries, warning that chaotic overexpansion was raising the danger of job losses and trouble for banks.Under Wednesday's [Sept. 30] order, new aluminum production projects are banned for three years and regulators will limit spending on factories to make steel, cement, glass, polysilicon used in solar panels...
  • The Glass Guru, the window restoration and replacement franchise with 35 active locations, announced the opening of its two newest franchise locations in Washington, D.C., and Jackson, Calif. The Glass Guru of Metro D.C. was opened by Arthur Lazerow who also owns a home inspection business as well as an energy auditing company in Maryland. Arthur's background in these areas made him well aware of...
  • Jeff Dietrich, senior analyst, Institute for Trend Research, Concord, N.H., offered his take on the economy and what's in the pipeline in his presentation, The Future is Your Decision, on the opening day of GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Atlanta."There continues to be fear, uncertainty and anxiety about the economy," Dietrich said. "There...
  • GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo opened its doors Sept. 30 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. More than 7,100 industry members registered for the event, which occupied 270,000 gross square feet of exhibit space.Show stats  Total registrants: 7,124  International registrants: 740    representing 42 countries ...
  • The fourth annual Glazing Executives Forum took place Sept. 30 at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, as part of GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, at the same convention center.One hundred and nineteen participants attended the forum, 50 of whom registered in the last two weeks, said Dave Walker, vice president, Association Services, National Glass...
  • Construction began Tuesday [Sept. 29] on a soda ash project with an investment of $1.14 billion from Taiwan Glass Group in Huai'an, east China's Jiangsu Province.    The group aims to ensure supplies of soda ash, a main raw material for glass, by exploiting rich resources in Huai'an, said an official with the Huai'an economic development zone, where the project is, according...
  • GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo will open its doors Sept. 30 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The three-day event will host more than 400 anticipated suppliers representing 15 countries, including more than 40 companies new to the show.“All of us at the National Glass Association are looking forward to greeting thousands of our members...
  • Beneq, Finland, a company providing industrial and R&D equipment and technology for functional coatings, brings ALD technology to the glass industry. Here, nanocoatings using Beneq’s industrial ALD systems are applied to increase resistance to cracking. Matti Putkonen, senior scientist at Beneq and a professor at Helsinki University of Technology, presented his development work results...
  • Ed Sieber, owner of the Glass Doctor of Charlotte franchise, met with members of the North Carolina congressional delegation about health care reform and other issues important to the franchise industry during the International Franchise Association 10th Annual Public Affairs Conference in Washington D.C., Sept. 14-15.Sieber discussed the impact of health care reform on small businesses across...
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  • Cardinal LG Co., a subsidiary of Cardinal Glass Industries, has acquired Northeast Laminated Glass Corp., based in Jessup, Pa. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Cardinal LG will continue serving customers’ product needs from the Jessup facility. “Founders Tom Zaccone and Larry Tumminia, and the employees of Northeast Laminated, have done an excellent job building this business and...
  • The largest glass, window and door show in the Americas is offering industry suppliers two new, multi-layered promotion programs for exposure before, during and after GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas, Sept. 10-12, 2014. The sponsorships key off new, interactive glassTalks™―part of the inaugural Express Learning sessions on the show floor.“Express Learning is the...
  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...