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  • Construction employment saw significant declines in all but two states this August compared to last year according to an analysis of new state-by-state employment figures released today [Sept. 18] by the federal government. The analysis, conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America, however did show that the number of states gaining construction jobs increased slightly in...
  • Millennium Control Systems LLC, Eastlake, Ohio, a control systems integrator and a specialist for glass handling control systems, and Grenzebach Corp., Newnan, Ga., will share a booth in two major glass industry events this year: Solar Power International in Anaheim, Calif., Oct. 27-29, and Glassbuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Atlanta, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, according...
  • Wednesday [Sept. 16] night's hail storm hit the East Side [El Paso, Texas] with a bang and created a boom for some area businesses. Thursday [Sept. 17] , workers at an auto glass shop in the area told ABC-7 they were "flooded" with business."We're getting tons of calls a lot of people wanting us to repair their glass," said an employee at Southwest Auto Glass. "The...
  • Firefighters responded to a blaze at the Mirage Mirror and Glass store in the village tonight, a dispatcher said.The blaze began at around 10 p.m. at at 28 Main St. Half an hour later, firefighters had brought the flames under control and were checking for possible hidden pockets of fire, according to a Sept. 16 LoHud.com report.
  • The Glass Doctor of Frederick [Md.] franchise owned by Kevin and Jennifer Cuozzo is now open and ready to “fix your panes!”Glass Doctor of Frederick offers mobile residential, automotive, and commercial glass services in Frederick County and the surrounding area. The shop is open 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday. For businesses, 24-hour...
  • Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich., celebrated the grand opening of its new float glass facility in Ryazan, Russia, today with an open house for federal and local officials, customers, suppliers and employees, according to a Sept. 17 release.Ryazan Gov. Oleg Ivanovich Kovalev, former Gov. Georgy Shpak and Mayor Oleg Vladimirovich Shishov joined more than 350 guests for the event. The...
  • The city of Mesa is partnering with SolFocus Inc. to build a concentrated solar power array with federal stimulus money.Mesa is looking at a $558,180 solar array to be built with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that would go at its Central Arizona Project Water Treatment Plant near Red Mountain Park, according to a Sept. 11 Phoenix Business Journal report.
  • All interested participants are invited to attend a virtual organizational meeting for a new ASTM International activity on solar glass on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 1 p.m. EDT. Representatives from the United States Department of Energy, ASTM International Committee E44 on Solar, Geothermal, and Other Energy Sources, and ASTM International Committee C14 on Glass and Glass Products will be among the...
  • Glass maker Apogee Enterprises Inc. [Minneapolis] said its fiscal 2010 second-quarter profit rose 7 percent and beat analyst expectations despite a decline in sales amid a weaker commercial construction market.On Wednesday [Sept. 16], the company said quarterly earnings climbed to $13 million, or 47 cents per share, up from $12.2 million, or 43 cents per share in the prior-year period, according...
  • Bruce Wilby, president and chief executive officer of Greenfield, Mass.-based Argotec Inc., a producer of thermoplastic polyurethane optical interlayer film for the glass lamination industry, today unveiled the company’s new 95,000-square-foot world headquarters and state-of-the-art manufacturing plant, according to a Sept. 16 release.The addition of this new facility on Silvio O. Conte...
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