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  • Saint Gobain Glass France, controlled by French glass maker Saint-Gobain SA and Turkey-based Trakya Cam Sanayii AS, owned by Turkish glass company Sisecam, take joint control of Saint Gobain Glass Egypt, a maker of glass for building and automotive applications (approved Dec. 4), according to a Dec. 4 Reuters report.
  • It is reported that in January to October 2009 cement production was up by 18 percent at more than 1.3 billion tons while production of flat glass was up 2.5 percent to nearly 470 million weight boxes. Both sectors have successfully made deficits into surpluses.Mr Xiong Bilin Inspector of Industrial Coordination Division NDRC said "Projects involving new capacity building or...
  • Despite a slowing in the number of construction workers losing jobs in November, 19.4 percent of the nation's construction workers are now unemployed according to new federal figures released today. The figures show that unemployment rates within the construction industry remain significantly higher than any other sector of the economy, the Associated General Contractors of America said."The...
  • 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...
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  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...
  • 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...
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