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  • The production of glass and glass products in Hungary in the first 10 months of this year was 13 percent higher than in the same period in 2007, according to a Dec. 12 report from Hungary’s Central Statistical Office. Glass and glass products manufacturers’ sales in the January to October period were 10.5 percent higher year-on-year, with an increase in sales of 10.6 percent on the...
  • Value-added glass solutions provider Apogee Enterprises Inc. reported a rise in the third-quarter net earnings from the year-ago period primarily due to higher revenues. The company also reaffirmed its fiscal 2009 earnings per share view. The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based company reported a rise in third-quarter net earnings to $17.65 million, or $0.63 per share, from $11.0 million, or $0.38 per...
  • In Toledo, once the glass-making capital of the country, most of the city's output over the years has gone into making everything from windshields to windows for cars and buildings.But as the auto and construction industries have declined, so too, has Toledo's manufacturing sector.For Glen Eason, a manufacturing worker, supplying the auto industry meant waiting for the ax to fall."I've been...
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Asia’s second-largest glassmaker, fell in Tokyo trading after the global recession prompted UBS AG to cut its rating.Shares in Nippon Sheet declined for a second day, dropping 5.7 percent to close at 296 yen [$3.27] on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, while the benchmark Topix index gained 1.2 percent. UBS cut its rating on the stock to “sell” from “...
  • The Producer Price Index for finished goods dropped 2.9 percent before seasonal adjustment (-2.2 percent, seasonally adjusted) in November, and rose only 0.4 percent from November 2007, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. The PPI for inputs to construction industries fell 3.2 percent for the month but was 4.9 percent higher than in November 2007. The segment...
  • Japan's major glass maker, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., said on Tuesday its British unit, Pilkington, would appeal a 370 million euro cartel penalty imposed by the European Commission.Nippon Sheet Glass, which makes sheet glass for cars and buildings, said in a statement it would keep unchanged its earnings guidance for this year, which allows for the penalty, as it expected any court decision on the...
  • Riots in Greece leave hundreds of businesses cleaning up heavy damage, but, one business remains booming.Glaziers.They're on-call 24 hours a day, barely able to keep up with the demand for replacing windows, according to a Dec. 14 keyc.com report.
  • Marv Degerness is the glass doctor. He fixes your panes. That’s the marketing slogan for his business, Harmon Glass Doctor, which has stores at 1100 2nd Ave. S., Moorhead, 1220 23rd St. S., Fargo, and in Grand Forks, N.D.Each store has three employees.The Fargo-Moorhead franchise was named the 2008 Small Business of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce of Fargo Moorhead, according to a...
  • Boston is striving to become a leader in green building. But glass siding and atriums, common features of green architecture, carry an unintended side-effect: a mortal danger to birds.An estimated 5 percent of the country's bird population--or about a billion birds--die each year by crashing into buildings they cannot see, according to Daniel Klem, an ornithologist at Muhlenberg College in...
  • While tinted windows on your car might look cool - and help keep you cool - tinting the windows of your home is an entirely different matter.But a Midlothian [Chicago] company that franchises automotive repair and accessories shops was getting requests from customers to do just that.The result is an entirely new franchise that has nothing to do with Moran Industries Inc.'s core business.
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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...