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  • During the second day of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Annual Conference, Bill Lingnell, president of Lingnell Consulting Services, Rockwall, Texas, and technical consultant to IGMA, presented a progress report for ASTM E 2431, a standard to reduce thermal stress breakage. Lingnell has been leading a project to extend the standard that currently covers single-glazed units to include...
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Annual Conference kicked off Feb. 3 in San Diego with an update of the organization’s possible merger with the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan. The motivation for the proposed merger is to: consolidate advocacy efforts, consolidate industry technical expertise and resources, provide joint marketing efforts and reduce duplicate...
  • One of Hardin County’s largest private employers, AGC Automotive Americas, announced Thursday a 140-person work force reduction at its Elizabethtown plant.This is the auto-glass plant’s second mass job cut since November.
  • Despite a presentation by window film installers Tuesday night, some Main Street storeowners are still on pins and needles about possibly taking down their security bars.
  • Advanced Solar Photonics has unveiled a new laser-based glass cutting system for the solar photovoltaic industry. The system produces micro-cracks in the subsurface layer of the glass and not thermal-fracturing of the glass.
  • Officials at Glass Doctor, Waco, Texas, announced the grand opening of the first Canadian Glass Doctor franchise, Glass Doctor of Kawartha Lakes. Owned by Joe and Wendy Barrieau and Brian Stephens, the franchise is located in Bobcaygeon, Ontario. Glass Doctor plans to open another franchise in Ontario this spring, according to a Feb. 3 release. The company expects to add as many as 10 Canadian...
  • GlasWeld, Bend, Ore., launched its Distance Learning Program Feb. 2. The glass repair education, training and certification program is delivered to customers via Gconnect, a proprietary online communications platform utilizing Adobe Connect technology.The on-demand training modules in the program’s initial release include introductory information on new repair techniques using GlasWeld...
  • Officials at Bystronic Glass Group announced the company's German glass technology centers have been renamed. Armatec Vierhaus GmbH is now Bystronic Armatec GmbH, and Lenhardt Maschinenbau GmbH is now Bystronic Lenhardt GmbH, according to a Feb. 2 release. The change will not affect customers, according to the release. All existing contracts will remain the same, and the technology center...
  • Add sustainability to the list of matters discussed by political and business leaders at the World Economic Forum, which announced that $515 billion, as well as government action and regulation is needed annually for "green" investments to avoid a disastrous carbon emissions level.The announcement came in the report "Green Investing: Towards a Clean Energy Infrastructure"...
  • Bulgaria's MPs are to abandon the current National Assembly to relocate to the former Bulgarian Communist Party headquarters, commonly known as the Party House, where they will host their plenary sessions in a large glass hall. Plans are for the move to happen in the next two to three years.Gradski Daily reported that Belgian technical director of the Flemish parliament, Kurt de Vriend, said that...
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