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  • GlasWeld, Bend, Ore., has finalized its design for a new the Glass Repair Vespa, a transportation solution for auto glass repair professionals, according to a May 19 release. The GRV integrates the power of GlasWeld’s G3fusion Auto Glass Repair System and fuses it with economical, environmentally friendly transportation and increased brand visibility.“We chose Vespa for our new...
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co., which bought Pilkington Plc in 2006, forecast a wider loss and a sales decline for its current year, and said it will cut 6,700 jobs by the end of March next year.The company expects a net loss of 50 billion yen ($523 million) in the year to March 31, following a 28.4 billion loss for the year just ended, according to a company statement sent to the Tokyo Stock Exchange,...
  • The Insulated Glass Certification Council, Sackets Harbor, N.Y., and Safety Glazing Certification Council, Sackets Harbor, approved another Shanghai Yaohua Pilkington Glass Co., facility, in Tianjin, China, according to a May 19 release. IGCC and SGCC approvals provide third-party evidence that the new facility meets critical glazing industry standards, from initial...
  • Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, will bring back its popular booth theme, Edgetech University, for a second semester at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door expo, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, in Atlanta, according to a May 19 release. Located at booth #2219, ETU will focus on educating customers about upcoming Green Certification Programs, Energy Star changes, IG certification and best...
  • To further enhance green building educational opportunities for design professionals, TGP's daylighting course, "A Bright Future: Daylighting For Tomorrow's Buildings," is now registered with the AIA for 1.0 Health, Safety, and Welfare and Sustainable Design learning unit hour. As of 2009, the AIA requires all members to complete four Continuing Education Units of Sustainable Design to...
  • Gov. Phil Bredesen today proposed the Volunteer State Solar Initiative, a comprehensive solar-energy and economic-development program that will use up to $62.5 million in federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to advance job creation, education, research, and renewable-power production in Tennessee.Subject to approval by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Tennessee General...
  • As solar energy nears equal cost competitiveness, also known as power grid parity, in select regions of the world and the industry’s cell manufacturers proceed in lowering costs further, this industry is becoming a serious on-grid alternative. The solar industry growth in the last several years is reflected in a materials market for module manufacturers, which is expected to escalate in...
  • 3S Swiss Solar Systems has partnered with Stebler Glashaus AG to present a new skylight for MegaSlate solar roofs. The new skylight is designed to better enable planners, architects and builders opportunities to aesthetically integrate photovoltaics into a building.The new window, specially developed for the 3S MegaSlate solar roof system, enables the window to be fitted for both an...
  • Ethiopia Hansom International Glass PLC for producing sheets of glass is scheduled to be inaugurated tomorrow, two years after its construction started. It is equipped with complete machinery imported from China.Covering an area of 114,607 square meters, the factory, which has already started trial production, has the capacity to produce 42,000 tons of glass a year. It also recycles used and...
  • Japan’s Nikkei 225 Stock Average rose 251.6, or 2.8 percent, to 9,290.29 as of the close in Tokyo. The following were among the most active shares in the Japanese market today. Stock symbols are in parentheses after company names.Asahi Glass Co. (5201 JT) climbed 9.4 percent to 674 yen, the highest since Oct. 15. The glassmaker was lifted to “buy” from “neutral” by...
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