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  • The climate-change bill that has been moving slowly through the Senate will face a stark political reality when it emerges for committee debate on Tuesday [Nov. 3]: With Democrats deeply divided on the issue, unless some Republican lawmakers risk the backlash for signing on to the legislation, there is almost no hope for passage, according to a Nov. 2 article in The Washington Post.Read a Glass...
  • Based on a report by Federmacchine, it seems that the first half of 2009 was marked by a 31.9 percent collapse in Italy’s industrial production, with a 9 percent reduction in the second quarter, compared to the first, according to an Oct. 29 Vitrum release. The blow to businesses, and to the nation’s economy, is shocking given that this sector is one of the mainstays of...
  • The opening day of Vitrum 2009, Oct. 28, saw an increase in the number of visitors, according to an Oct. 29 release. The international glass trade show, at the Fiera Milano Rho exhibition complex, Milan, continues through Oct. 31.Daily statistics show a 2.65 percent  rise in the number of visitors compared to the 2007 Vitrum show, for a total of 3,635 visitors,...
  • Nearly all of the 33 speakers at the 37th International Rosenheim Window and Facade Conference were in agreement that the global restructuring of the economy into a sustainable and energy efficient system can only be achieved with innovative technology, according to an Oct. 28 release. The conference was attended by over 1,000 delegates from 27 countries who were greeted by Rosenheim’s Lord...
  • China's ancient capital Luoyang plans to relocate a large float glass factory to better protect imperial relics, local authorities said Wednesday.A total of 1 billion yuan ($146.4 million) will be invested into the project, according to the Luoyang municipal government.China Luoyang Float Glass Co. Ltd, which was built in 1956 and covers an area of 53.3 hectares, is located at Jiuzhouchi relics,...
  • All but 12 communities nationwide saw declines in construction employment between September 2008 and 2009 according to a new analysis of metropolitan area employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released today [Oct. 27] by the Associated General Contractors of America. That analysis found more construction jobs were lost in Phoenix(35,100) than in any other city in America."...
  • The government has responded to the recent ePetition regarding glass prices. The petition asked for “the prime minster to instruct Lord Mandleson to investigate glass pricing activities currently being taken by the dominant glass suppliers to the U.K.”The details of petition were:“The dominant glass suppliers (all non U.K. owned) to the U.K. are planning to significantly...
  • “Reports from the 12 Federal Reserve Districts indicated either stabilization or modest improvements in many sectors since the last report, albeit often from depressed levels,” the Fed reported on Wednesday [Oct. 21] in the Beige Book (so named for the color of its cover), a summary of informal soundings of business conditions conducted in each district fromlate August to Oct. 12....
  • Jorma Vitkala, chairman, GPD will represent GPD at Vitrum, Oct. 28-31, Fiera Milano, Milan. Materials for GPD 2011 and GPD China 2010 will be available at the Glaston booth. There also will be GPD info points or desks in several places around the fair ground. The GPD Finland 2009 Proceedings Book will be on sale at the show. The book contains high level technical presentations of the 11th GPD...
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Company Limited  - SWOT Analysis company profile is the essential source for top-level company data and information. The analysis examines the company's key business structure and operations, history and products, and provides summary analysis of its key revenue lines and strategy, according to an Oct. 21 PR-inside.com report.  
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...