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  • The business units for glass containers and flat glass of Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., México,  and its subsidiary Clinica Vitro (the Vitro Clinic) and its corporate offices received the certification of being a Socially Responsible Company (ESR 2009) for the second consecutive year, according to a March 12 company release. The Mexican Philanthropic Center, A.C. (CEMEFI) awards the...
  • Advanced Solar Photonics LLC, a laser technology provider for solar panel makers, will build the first solar panel module plant in Florida, creating up to 200 new jobs.The $40 million-plus project includes a 100,000-square-foot buildout of Advanced Solar’s 318,000-square-foot Lake Mary headquarters factory off Rinehart Road, according to a March 13 Orlando Business Journal report.
  • The unemployment rate in February climbed to 8.9 percent overall, not seasonally adjusted (8.1 percent seasonally adjusted) from 5.2 percent  in February 2008, and to 21.4 percent in construction from 11.4 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. Nonfarm payroll employment shrank by 651,000 jobs in February, seasonally adjusted, and the estimates...
  • Some say there's a whiff of fresh air in Washington. But others say it's the same hot air as always ... only there's more of it than ever.As President Obama continues to push for a market-based cap on greenhouse gas emissions, an unprecedented number of powerful lobbyists and interest groups are preparing to leave their mark on federal policy.In the five years since Congress last voted on...
  • General Motors Corp. said Thursday it has enough cash to keep operating through the end of March and won't need the $2 billion government infusion this month it had requested.While GM indicated it still will need additional government aid, the auto maker said its cost-cutting moves and spending deferrals in January and February successfully held off the need for more U.S. funds this month.GM...
  • PPG Industries Inc., which makes paints and coatings, said Thursday it will slash 2,500 jobs and close more facilities as part of a new cost-cutting effort designed to save an additional $140 million a year.PPG plans to close a paint manufacturing operation at the company's plant in Saultain, France; shutter several smaller facilities across its operations; and reduce staff generally across its...
  • Glass Doctor of Ramsey will host an open house 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 27 at its renovated shop at 75 Orchard St., Ramsey, N.J.Read full release. 
  • Employees of Pittsburgh Glass Works accepted wage cuts Wednesday night.The cuts were included in a contract ratified by Local 3059 of the United Auto Workers, which represents about 305 workers at the company's Evansville plant.Terry Hall, president of the local union chapter, declined to say how many members voted in favor of the contract."We know the times we are in," Hall said....
  • Modern and contemporary architecture is in large part defined by its generous use of glass. But the degree to which the buildings of our time work is linked to the quality of that glass. When it’s very transparent, we think of individual homes like Philip Johnson’s Glass House or Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House—museum-piece “machines for living” that...
  • Democratic congressional leaders are encountering opposition from key Senate Democrats to the president's plan to put a price on carbon this year, and are considering bypassing normal Senate procedures to push through legislation.President Barack Obama's 2010 budget plan calls for using a carbon Cap and Trade system to raise as much as $646 billion in new revenue for the government between 2012...
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