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  • A referral by Cal/OSHA (California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health) has resulted in a conviction on two felony counts for violating the state's worker safety laws. One defendant, ANC Roofing owner Kenneth Hugh Alton of Santa Rosa, entered a no contest plea to the charge of failing to protect employees from a hazard and was sentenced to nine months in jail and ordered to pay $248,000...
  • House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman delayed until next week further action on his big climate bill, amid sharp divisions among committee Democrats.The delay indicates that the House Democratic leadership is having difficulty rounding up votes to move the bill forward, amid disagreements over which industries and regions of the country should bear the burden for cutting...
  • Once a symbol of capitalist might and U.S. industrial prowess, General Motors would be half owned by the Treasury under a new sweeping plan that would also shut down GM's Pontiac operations, lay off 21,000 workers and impose harsh terms on the company's bondholders.The partial nationalization proposal -- a last-ditch effort developed by GM and the Obama administration's auto task force to keep...
  • To avail of the lower registration fees for the 11th Glass Performance Days ,12-15 June, register by April 30. Despite the tough economic conditions, this year's program is the largest in GPD history with more than 200 oral and almost 100 poster presentations, as well as 19 practical workshops, according to an April 28 release.  The GPD Contact Forum provides a participant list...
  • On the heels of the best quarter and year in the company’s 22 year history, Doralco, Alslip, Ill., added additional column cover manufacturing equipment and skilled craftsmen to its architectural cladding division, according to an April 27 release. Tom O’Malley, vice president of sales, attributed the company's growth to: the partnerships with suppliers and...
  • The Protective Glazing Council International, Topeka, Kan., will host its monthly Webinar May 29, according to an April 27 PGC release. The free Webinar series  for architects, building owners, specifiers, glazing contractors and others in the architectural community focuses on various industry topics and runs an hour. Scheduled for the last Friday of each month, the next...
  • The struggling automaker General Motors is expected to eliminate its iconic Pontiac brand, NPR has learned.An official announcement could come as early as Monday, according to NPR's Frank Langfitt."This is the end of a famous car name," Langfitt said on Friday's All Things Considered. "But for anyone who has been following Pontiac, it's not a surprise at all," according to an...
  • SolFocus has opened the doors on an expansion of its Mesa facility, which makes glass reflectors for solar power plants. The company plans to add jobs and increase product output there through the end of the year.The Mountain View, Calif.-based company will be able to produce 2 million concentrated photovoltaic reflectors each year at the Mesa facility--enough to produce about 30 megawatts of...
  • Fitch Ratings has today affirmed [India-based] Gold Plus Glass Industry Ltd.'s national long-term rating at 'BB(ind)'. The outlook is stable. At the same time Fitch has affirmed the ratings of GPGI's modified bank facilities amounts.GPGI is part of the Gold Plus Group, an industrial group engaged in the trading and processing of glass sheets for the automotive and construction/architectural...
  • The windows are coming for downtown Atlanta’s Westin Peachtree Plaza, but they’re not here yet. Every piece of glass on the exterior of the landmark circular hotel on Peachtree Street will have to be replaced, due to the tornado of March 2008.
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