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  • Construction began Tuesday [Sept. 29] on a soda ash project with an investment of $1.14 billion from Taiwan Glass Group in Huai'an, east China's Jiangsu Province.    The group aims to ensure supplies of soda ash, a main raw material for glass, by exploiting rich resources in Huai'an, said an official with the Huai'an economic development zone, where the project is, according...
  • GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo will open its doors Sept. 30 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The three-day event will host more than 400 anticipated suppliers representing 15 countries, including more than 40 companies new to the show.“All of us at the National Glass Association are looking forward to greeting thousands of our members...
  • Beneq, Finland, a company providing industrial and R&D equipment and technology for functional coatings, brings ALD technology to the glass industry. Here, nanocoatings using Beneq’s industrial ALD systems are applied to increase resistance to cracking. Matti Putkonen, senior scientist at Beneq and a professor at Helsinki University of Technology, presented his development work results...
  • Ed Sieber, owner of the Glass Doctor of Charlotte franchise, met with members of the North Carolina congressional delegation about health care reform and other issues important to the franchise industry during the International Franchise Association 10th Annual Public Affairs Conference in Washington D.C., Sept. 14-15.Sieber discussed the impact of health care reform on small businesses across...
  • “Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in August suggests that economic activity has picked up following its severe downturn,” the Committee opined today [Sept. 23]. “Conditions in financial markets have improved further, and activity in the housing sector has increased. ... With substantial resource slack likely to continue to dampen cost pressures...
  • Officials at the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Atlanta, are working on a revision to its standard 90.1 to increase building energy efficiency by 30 percent by 2030, and reduce the window-to-wall ratio on the prescriptive path to 30 percent from the current 40 percent maximum. This will limit the light to solar heat gain ratio for the prescriptive...
  • Glasspex India 2009, International Exhibition for Glass Production - Processing – Products, will feature the special show “Solar Energy Generation". Nine companies from Germany, Austria and the Netherlands will present trendsetting developments and applications in form of innovative solar modules, glass and solar energy systems, solar collectors and photovoltaic cells, according...
  • Twenty jobs have been saved by a Learning and Skills Council-funded training package.The health and safety course means staff at St. Helens glass giant Pilkington can operate a new solar panel production line from next January, according to a Sept.  22 Liverpool Echo report.
  • John De Gorter, 81, of Charlotte, N.C., died peacefully Sept. 16 surrounded by his family. A well-known and respected figure in the flat glass industry for more than 60 years, De Gorter was a member of the National Glass Association, McLean, Va., since its inception in 1948. He and his father, Daniel, were responsible for the importation of glass from Belgium and France. De Gorter was president...
  • Code ready standards such as Standard 189 may have some serious competition. In collaboration with The American Institute of Architects and the American Society for Testing and Materials, the International Code Council recently announced its new International Green Construction Code initiative. The result of the initiative will be “IGCC: Safe and Sustainable By the Book,” a stand-...
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  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...