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  • Saint-Gobain Glass India’s new float glass plant in Rajasthan, which was to have gone on stream in the first quarter of 2010, will now come up a year later.The company is waiting for the state Government to acquire all the land required for the project, before it begins construction on the plant. Much of the 150 acres required for the project have been acquired, according to the company.The...
  • The Associated General Contractors of America unveiled a new plan today [Sept. 30] designed to revive the hardest hit sector of the economy, the nation's construction industry. The plan, "Build Now for the Future: A Blueprint for Economic Growth," is designed to reverse predictions that construction activity will continue to shrink through 2010, crippling broader economic growth."...
  • While the non-residential construction market isn’t expected to return to growth until 2011, it hasn’t stopped attendees and exhibitors alike at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Atlanta, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, from investing in new product lines, services and equipment in preparation for the economic rebound. “Investing at the bottom of the economic cycle so...
  • Unwilling to wait for Congress to act, the Obama administration announced on Wednesday [Sept. 30] that it was moving forward on new rules to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from hundreds of power plants and large industrial facilities.President Obama has said that he prefers a comprehensive legislative approach to regulating emissions and stemming global warming, not a piecemeal application of...
  • 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...
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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...