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  • 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...
  • Glass Performance Days will launch in South America, according to a Dec. 1 release. The first GPD South America will be held May 6-7, 2010. GPD has teamed up with the organizers of the Glass South America trade fair, the Nürnberg Messe, for this pilot conference.The GPD organization also is gearing up for a continuation of its successful traditions in both China and Finland. GPD China is...
  • Only five out of 337 metropolitan areas saw an increase in construction employment between October 2008 and October 2009 according to a new analysis of metropolitan area employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released today [Nov. 30] by the Associated General Contractors of America. Meanwhile, construction employment nationally tumbled by 1.1 million jobs over the past 12 months...
  • Representing its members' long-term business health, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., has joined Start Over!, a national coalition to defeat the health care reform legislation currently under review in the U.S. Senate, according to a Nov. 24 release.The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3962 on Nov. 7, with 220 ayes to 215 nays. On Nov. 21...
  • ASTM International's board of directors has voted to authorize the organization's management to develop the capability to offer certification services. Titled the ASTM International Certification Programs, the new initiative is sponsored by ASTM International and offers the opportunity for certification of products (materials, products, services and systems) as well as personnel.The recent action...
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