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  • Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich., celebrated the grand opening of its new float glass facility in Ryazan, Russia, today with an open house for federal and local officials, customers, suppliers and employees, according to a Sept. 17 release.Ryazan Gov. Oleg Ivanovich Kovalev, former Gov. Georgy Shpak and Mayor Oleg Vladimirovich Shishov joined more than 350 guests for the event. The...
  • The producer price index for finished goods rose 1 percent, not seasonally adjusted (1.7 percent, seasonally adjusted) in August, but dropped 4.3 percent over 12 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today [Sept. 15]. The PPI for inputs to construction industries climbed 1.1 percent for the month but fell 7.4 percent from August 2008. Three items accounted for much of the up-and-down...
  • AGC Flat Glass Philippines Inc., formerly called Asahi Glass Philippines, filed a petition with the order to slap additional duties on foreign-made float and figured glass set to expire in December, according to a Sept. 15 BusinessWorld Online report.The commission will begin an investigation today [Sept. 15] after the Trade department endorsed the firm’s petition last Sept. 2.
  • Messe Düsseldorf officials announced Sept. 15 that the group will launch solarpeq, a trade show for the solar energy industry, Sept. 28 through Oct. 1, 2010. To be held in conjunction with glasstec in Germany,  the event will showcase state-of-the-art production equipment and technology for thin-film and crystalline photovoltaic applications. At glasstec in...
  • In a Sept. 14 letter to its customers, Wilkesboro, N.C.-based Gardner Glass Products Inc. President Randy Brooks stated that as of Sept. 12, the company's distribution locations in Phoenix, Indianapolis and Springfield, Va., have suspended operations until Sept. 21 in order to implement changes to help better serve its customers."In order to avoid any potential confusion...
  • Geotechnical construction work is underway in Botswana in a major project expected to boost the country's economy.Botswana Development Corp. is hoping to establish a glass manufacturing plant in Palapye, with preparatory work having begun in July, according to a Sept. 14 CareerStructure.com report. 
  • The chairman of ASAS Co. for Industrial Projects said that the company's subsidiary Zujaj will soon set up an $11.78 million glass factory in Qatar, the Peninsula reported.He pointed out that Zujaj will set up the factory at the small and medium size industrial area with an initial targeted production capacity of 600,000 square meter of glass, according to a Sept. 13 MENAFN.com report.
  • After months of promoting President Obama's climate plan as a vehicle to create millions of clean-energy jobs, supporters of the legislation are increasingly pushing another strategy -- its benefits for national security.It's a deliberate, anxiety-themed effort to press a handful of fence-sitting moderates to support a bill that will probably be the administration's next great legislative push...
  • The chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America echoed a common refrain Thursday [Sept. 10]: No one's making loans to developers, so the nation's commercial construction market won't improve anytime soon.Kenneth Simonson didn't deliver just bad news Thursday morning at the San Antonio branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas downtown.Speaking to the San Antonio Business...
  • Thomas D. Lee Jr., who ran his family's glass business for nearly six decades, died Monday [Sept. 7] at the Hadlow Center for Caring of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida of complications of a stroke. He was 85.The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Thursday [Sept. 10] at Southside Baptist Church, 1435 Atlantic Blvd. The funeral will follow at 11, according to a Sept. 9...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...