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  • Japanese stocks edged up, sending the Nikkei 225 Stock Average to its longest winning streak in five months, led by glassmakers on optimism sales of flat-screen materials will recover.Asahi Glass Co. and Nippon Electric Glass Co. surged more than 5 percent after JPMorgan Chase & Co. rated them “overweight” on expectations sales will rebound, according to a June 3 Bloomberg report...
  • Despite the down economy, Lauren International, New Philadelphia, Ohio, parent company to Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, and LMI Custom Mixing, Cambridge, has made significant investments in equipment, information technology and processes over the past two years, according to a June 2 Edgetech release. As a result, in April, Edgetech achieved record-breaking sales.“Continuous...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association continues its commitment for the eighth year in a row by awarding four scholarships to children of employees of AAMA member companies. The scholarship award winners were announced at the 2009 AAMA National Summer Conference, held May 31-June 3 in Minneapolis. Scholarship grants are made possible through AAMA member annual contributions and...
  • The individual material divisions of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., are at odds when it comes to the value of recyclability and recycled content in the associations Green and Sustainability Specification, still under development. During AAMA’s Summer Conference, May 31-June 3, representatives from vinyl manufacturers expressed concern that...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., started a task group to create a standard for manufacturers to follow when creating Building Information Modeling models for their products. The BIM Modeling Task Group held its first meeting June 2 during the AAMA National Summer Conference 2009, May 31-June 3. “We want to supply a base entryway for manufacturers,...
  • The Royal Albert Hall [London] is an instantly recognizable world famous venue. Unfortunately, in the current climate, that also means it has to be protected from any potential terrorist attacks. Key to this is making the venue's 188 windows blast proof, which is why the Hall has installed Armorcoat, an innovative product by Bekaert (manufacturer of Solar Gard) that affords protection to all of...
  • Spending on construction in the U.S. unexpectedly rose in April as the housing slump eased and more commercial projects got under way.The 0.8 percent gain was the biggest since August and followed a revised 0.4 percent increase the prior month, the Commerce Department said today in Washington. Residential construction climbed 0.6 percent and work on power plants and factories propelled commercial...
  • General Motors Corp. became the second-largest industrial bankruptcy in history Monday as it filed its landmark case, with President Barack Obama predicting the humbled corporate titan will emerge from Chapter 11 "a stronger and more competitive" company within months.GM's bankruptcy caps a frenetic few months in which the Obama administration scrambled to salvage GM as well as Chrysler...
  • One week to go before the opening of Glass Performance Days Finland. Registration will close by the end of this week, therefore, now is your final chance to register for the 11th decision makers' summit.Register now.Glass Performance Days, June 12-15, 2009, calls the world´s solar and glass specialists for a rally around renewable energy sources and energy saving. In view of the powerful re...
  • New economic structure to emerge in wake of recession Economic indicators show the U.S. economy bottoming out and starting to grow in the next six months, said Bill Greiner, executive vice president, chief investment officer and manager for the Trust Investment Division of UMB, Kansas City, Mo. Greiner spoke June 1 during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association National...
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