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  • A federal court has refused to dismiss from multidistrict litigation a class action accusing the six largest U.S. flat glass manufacturers of price-fixing through a combination of energy surcharges and price increases, according to a Feb. 11 Law360 article.In an order signed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Judge Donetta W. Ambrose denied the six...
  • The Glazing Industry Code Committee has scheduled a new Webinar focusing on energy codes and their effect on the industry, according to a Feb. 11 release. The Webinar, which will feature in-depth information and analysis from Dr. Tom Culp of Birch Point Consulting, offers the industry an insight into the potential future benefits and pitfalls from action in today’s code arena.“This...
  • To cap or not to cap?That was the question on Tuesday when more than 300 people came to hear testimonies for and against House Bill 1819 and its companion bill, Senate Bill 5735, which would implement a regional cap and trade program in Washington state in partnership with six other states and four Canadian provinces, under a coalition called the Western Climate Initiative.Under the measure,...
  • Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Co.'s Australian subsidiary, C.R. Laurence Co., Australia Pty, acquired Australian Glass Tools Pty, Melbourne, according to a Feb. 6 CRL release.“Australian Glass Tools was founded in 1993 by Ron Bremner, and has grown to be a well-known supplier to the glazing industry within Victoria and throughout Australia," said Lloyd Talbert, president, CRL, in the...
  • A virtual tradeshow, a new online feature from the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan.,  launched recently, according to a Feb. 2 GANA release. The launch comes in time for Glass Week and the BEC Conference in Las Vegas Feb. 12-17. The tradeshow features product information, videos and presentations, as well as downloadable brochures from exhibitors. This marks GANA's first...
  • Mesko Glass representatives were before the Honesdale Planning Commission [Pa.], Wednesday night, with a sketch plan for their new store, and attached shopping strip of five retail units. The new building is planned for their present location on top the hill on Grandview Avenue and will replace their current structure.The sketch plan presented to the commission shows a new store for Mesko Glass...
  • U.S. companies, struggling to contain escalating losses in the deepening recession, squeezed more output from their remaining workers last quarter.Productivity, a measure of employee output per hour, rose at a 3.2 percent annual rate in the fourth quarter, more than twice as much as forecast, a Labor Department report today in Washington showed. Labor costs climbed at a 1.8 percent rate, less...
  • Reed Construction Data, Norcross, Ga., a leading provider of building information modeling solutions and construction information, has announced a February 2009 launch for SmartBIM Library (SBL) v3.2, the leading BIM content management tool for architects and engineers.The release of SBL v3.2 will add new features and enhancements including the drag-and-drop family publisher, allowing users to...
  • During the second day of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Annual Conference, Bill Lingnell, president of Lingnell Consulting Services, Rockwall, Texas, and technical consultant to IGMA, presented a progress report for ASTM E 2431, a standard to reduce thermal stress breakage. Lingnell has been leading a project to extend the standard that currently covers single-glazed units to include...
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Annual Conference kicked off Feb. 3 in San Diego with an update of the organization’s possible merger with the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan. The motivation for the proposed merger is to: consolidate advocacy efforts, consolidate industry technical expertise and resources, provide joint marketing efforts and reduce duplicate...
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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...