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  • Against the backdrop of an unprecedented economic and financial crisis affecting virtually all sectors and countries across the globe, trading for the [Saint-Gobain] Group was sluggish throughout 2009 in most of its businesses and geographic areas. However, there was a relative improvement over the second half of the year compared with the first half, in terms of both like-for-like growth and...
  • Israel will allow window panes into the Gaza Strip by the end of next week, a Palestinian Authority official said Thursday [Feb. 25]. Deputy Economy Minister Nasser As-Saraj said the shipment "includes 100 truckloads delivering glass panes, which will enter in stages," according to a Feb. 26 Ma'an News Agency report.  
  • Glass Mechanix, Bend, Ore., launched its new division, Surface Mechanix, which will provide residential restoration services for glass, metal, stone and other common surfaces, according to a Feb. 24 release. Surface Mechanix will provide opportunities for individuals and businesses to become affiliates in order to offer these services in their own markets. “We are the experts in glass...
  • The producer price index for finished goods rose 1.2 percent in January, not seasonally adjusted (1.4 percent, seasonally adjusted), and 4.6 percent over 12 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Thursday [Feb. 18]. The PPI for material and supply inputs to construction industries, a weighted average of all materials used in every type of project plusitems consumed by contractors...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association [Schaumburg, Ill.] concluded its 73rd Annual Conference [at the JW Marriott, Desert Springs, Palm Desert, Calif.,] last week looking at changes expected in the next edition of the North American Fenestration Standard.  Also on the agenda was a review of pending code changes and discussions on which matters AAMA should take a position.Ray...
  • Indevco - Chu Lai Float Glass JSC has opened a $100 million glass factory in central Vietnam, state media said Tuesday [Feb. 23].The plant, located in Quang Nam province, has a daily capacity of 900 metric tons, reported Voice of Vietnam radio.The plant will export 30 percent of its output and sell the remainder in the domestic market, the report said, according to a Feb. 23 Nasdaq report.
  • Sejal Glass, India`s first integrated player in flat glass, has announced that its float glass manufacturing plant at Jhagadia, Bharuch, has commenced the commercial operations.Amrut Shivaji Gada, chairman and managing director of the company said, "I along with my colleagues take immense pride in announcing the commencement of the commercial operations from the one of its kind float glass...
  • A quick-thinking glass worker who happened to be driving by when a pilot with a grudge smashed his plane into a Texas building is being hailed as a hero after helping many people escape the inferno that followed the crash.Robin Dehaven, a glazer at Binswanger Glass, was on his way to a job site when he saw the small plane approaching the seven-story building that houses the Internal Revenue...
  • Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich., named Scott Thomsen group vice president for North American flat glass operations, a new position at the company. He will oversee all aspects of flat glass including facilities, fabrication, marketing, sales, financial, business development and services, according to a Feb. 19 release. Additionally, he will continue to oversee Guardian’s...
  • After a tumultuous, three-year development process that included the disbanding and reorganization of the committee charged with its creation, the long-awaited first code-enforceable green building standard in the nation has been approved and published, according to a Feb. 16 GreenSource report.
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
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