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  • Van Huët Glass Logistics, Tiel, Netherlands, member of the Emons Group, Milsbeek, Netherlands, has taken over the glass activities of the Austrian company Interliner retroactively as of Jan. 1, 2010, according to a Feb. 3 release. Interliner got into financial problems in the course of last year, finally leading into bankruptcy.With this take-over, Van Huët increases its market...
  • Industry veterans Bob Lawrence and Francisco Sanchez announced that they have signed an agreement for Glass Wholesalers Inc., d/b/a Craftsman Fabricated Glass, Houston, to receive a significant investment from Cristacurva, Guadalajara, Mexico, according to a Feb. 2 release. The new investment will allow Cristacurva to take a majority ownership position in Craftsman, while allowing Lawrence to...
  • Officials at Arch Aluminum & Glass, Tamarac, Fla., announced in a Feb. 1 release that the company has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following the asset purchase by Arch Glass Acquisition Corp., an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners Inc., Boca Raton, Fla.“We are excited to be exiting from the bankruptcy process and we look forward to the next chapter in the history of Arch...
  • Construction employment grew in only four out of 337 metropolitan areas in 2009 as spending on construction projects dropped by $100 billion in December to a six-year low of $903 billion, according to a new analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of federal figures released today."The impact of the stimulus is clearly being overshadowed by the sweeping downturn in overall...
  • The steel beams of a soaring office tower beginning to rise from the ruins of the World Trade Center are a tribute to American resilience, but also a marker in the decline of yet another industry. Not an inch of imported glass went into the two lost towers, built 40 years ago. The lower floors of the new one will soon be sheathed in Chinese glass.The decline of glassmaking in America started...
  • FeneTech Inc., the Aurora, Ohio-based software manufacturer of the FeneVision ERP software solution, has started a European operation, FeneTech Europe SARL, based in Strassen, Luxemburg, according to a Jan. 31 release. By starting this European entity, FeneTech has reacted on the increasing demand for its products on the European continent.From this office, the company will handle all sales...
  • Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalog: Float Glass Market Research in Russia.The report is devoted to the study of the float glass market in Russia and forecast of its development. The report consists of seven sections, 100 pages, including 47 tables, 27 figures and appendix, according to a Jan. 28 IT News Online report.
  • In a Jan. 27 e-mail from CEO Mike McCarney to employees, Zeledyne, Tulsa, announced it is closing its commercial glass business. Read the letter below."Today, we are announcing the shutdown of the T-2 furnace in Tulsa. We plan to sell our remaining commercial inventory during the first half of the year and exit the commercial glass business."The Tulsa Plant has supported the...
  • The Glass Association of North America’s ASHRAE Subcommittee, led by Chair Helen Sanders, senior vice president of operations, Sage Electrochromics, Faribault, Minn., met Jan. 15 with the ASHRAE 90.1 committee at the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers winter meeting in Orlando, Fla. Representatives from GANA, the Aluminum Extruders Council, the...
  • United States Steel Corp. on Tuesday [Jan. 26] said it lost money for the fourth consecutive quarter as improving demand in the auto industry was offset by the sluggish construction market.The Pittsburgh manufacturing giant also said it was cautious about its outlook for the first quarter, noting that improving business conditions won't be reflected in operating results for another few months....
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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...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...