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  • The producer price index for finished goods climbed 0.4 percent in October, not seasonally adjusted, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Tuesday [Nov. 17]. The PPI for inputs to construction industries, a weighted average of materials used in every type of construction, including diesel fuel and other items consumed by contractors, fell 0.2 percent for the month and 5.8...
  • The AGC Flat Glass North America [Marshall, Mich., Nov. 12] plant closure affects all 28 employees. Employees have been offered a “very good severance package,” Business Manager Carl Price said.The Japanese-owned company makes insulating glass for residential homes [in this plant]. The glass is shipped to framing companies and then sold to home owners.Price said there have not been...
  • The number of visitors at Vitrum, Oct. 28-31, Milan, and especially at the Glass Alliance stand--an international network whose members include Fenzi, Alu Pro and Rolltech and that produces and markets worldwide all the industrial equipment for IG production--exceeded forecasts, according to a Nov. 16 release. The attendance was higher than at the previous exhibition in 2007.The many meetings at...
  • The event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment will host more exhibitors than previously. Almost 1,000 exhibitors will be showcasing their products at Ecobuild.Companies such as Rockwool, Sika, Dimplex, Finnforest, Schueco, Interface, Rehau, ACO Technologies, Kohler Mira and CEMEX will be present as well as small new businesses offering prototype solution, according...
  • Nancy Sutley, chair for council on environmental quality for the White House and President Obama’s principal environmental adviser, provided an update on the President’s achievements in changing energy and environmental policies since he took office, and outlined future plans during the closing plenary for the 2009 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Nov. 13, in Phoenix.One...
  • Pointing to a complete lack of available financing and new projects going into the pipeline, Peter Linneman, consultant and professor, Wharton School of Business, said supply and demand fundamentals for the commercial construction market will remain weak through 2013, during a keynote session at the 2009 Building and Infrastructure Conference hosted by Lincoln International and L.E.K. Consulting...
  • A new ASTM International standards developing activity, Subcommittee E44.20 on Glass for Solar Applications, was formed during a virtual meeting on Sept. 29. Meeting participants, including government representatives, equipment and product manufacturers and members of ASTM International Committees E44 on Solar, Geothermal and Alternative Energy Sources and C14 on Glass and Glass Products approved...
  • Green construction will do much more than reduce emissions and better the environment; it will also make the United States more secure and improve the economy, according to former Vice President Al Gore, Nobel Laureate, and author. Gore spoke Nov. 11 during the opening keynote and celebration of the Greenbuild National Conference and Expo in Phoenix.

  • The Glass Association of North America named Urmilla Sowell technical director, according to a Nov. 11 release. Sowell joined GANA as assistant technical director in 2007, working with Greg Carney, former technical director, who has since formed an independent consulting firm and will continue to serve the organization through a planned seamless transition. The GANA board of directors...
  • To some extent, sitting in on International Code Council hearings is a bit like watching a professional baseball game. You have to know the rules, and the players involved, to actually understand what is happening. And sometimes, amid long periods of tedium, there are flairs of the dramatic.Such was the case at the code development hearings, which started at the end of October and conclude this...
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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...