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  • The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., elected Kevin McMahon to the office of chairman of the board.McMahon, president, K-Man Glass Corp., Bethel, Conn., has been a supporter of the NGA for many years. He has been a member of the board since 2004. He took the office of chairman Oct. 1 at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, in Atlanta. He...
  • Angola's minister of Industry, Joaquim David, has considered that the creation of Kikolo glass factory fills an existing gap in the country.According to the minister, who was speaking to ANGOP, this gap has been filled by imports, according to an Oct. 7 Agencia Angola Press report.
  • Reportlinker.com announced that a new market research report is available in its catalog.The market for flat glass has always been driven by the demand for building glass and automotive glass, which in turn depend on economic growth, according to the report. Both the automotive and construction sector have been impacted by the current global economic recession. The real estate market is...
  • Officials at ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa., including members of ASTM International Committee E44 on Solar, Geothermal, and Other Energy Sources, and ASTM International Committee C14 on Glass and Glass Products, got together with U.S. Department of Energy representatives, Sept. 29, for an organizational meeting for a new ASTM International activity on solar glass.Objectives of...
  • Many in the commercial and residential window and door industry fear energy efficiency policy is outpacing the technology itself and that buyers, particularly in the commercial market, need more education on the subject.These were just two of the concerns raised at the Energy Efficiency Town Hall Forum held in conjunction with GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo Sept. 29-...
  • Seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll job losses in September totaled 263,000, barely half the average of the last 12 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday [Oct. 2]. (Seasonal adjustment takes into account normal monthly variations in weather and numbers of work days.) But construction, particularly nonresidential, continued to hemorrhage jobs. Construction lost 15 percent ...
  • Saint-Gobain Glass India’s new float glass plant in Rajasthan, which was to have gone on stream in the first quarter of 2010, will now come up a year later.The company is waiting for the state Government to acquire all the land required for the project, before it begins construction on the plant. Much of the 150 acres required for the project have been acquired, according to the company.The...
  • The Associated General Contractors of America unveiled a new plan today [Sept. 30] designed to revive the hardest hit sector of the economy, the nation's construction industry. The plan, "Build Now for the Future: A Blueprint for Economic Growth," is designed to reverse predictions that construction activity will continue to shrink through 2010, crippling broader economic growth."...
  • While the non-residential construction market isn’t expected to return to growth until 2011, it hasn’t stopped attendees and exhibitors alike at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Atlanta, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, from investing in new product lines, services and equipment in preparation for the economic rebound. “Investing at the bottom of the economic cycle so...
  • Unwilling to wait for Congress to act, the Obama administration announced on Wednesday [Sept. 30] that it was moving forward on new rules to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from hundreds of power plants and large industrial facilities.President Obama has said that he prefers a comprehensive legislative approach to regulating emissions and stemming global warming, not a piecemeal application of...
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  • 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...
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....