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  • "Using high-performance glass to bring more natural daylight into buildings, an important strategy for green building, dramatically reduces energy usage and provides a better work environment," said Russell Huffer, chairman and chief executive officer of Apogee Enterprises Inc., in a keynote speech to the Building Envelope Contractors Conference Feb. 17 in Las Vegas. The event was...
  • Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a range of industries worldwide, today announced the expansion of its safety glazing testing and certification services with the addition of bullet resistance testing for glass and fenestration products. This addition gives Intertek the ability to provide glass manufacturers a compete solution for testing and certifying glass...
  • The California Air Resources Board’s Survey of Glass Manufacturers is now online, according to a Feb. 26 release from the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan. The Glass Manufacturing Sector Survey for owners/operators covers three glass sectors: container, flat, and fiber glass.Under Assembly Bill 32 (AB32), the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, ARB is...
  • There is some good news for those looking for work: a new company is setting up shop in Albuquerque and bringing green jobs with it. Experts say the future of America’s energy lies in alternative energies like wind and solar power. A company on the cutting edge of that technology has made a permanent home in Albuquerque.Diane Moseley, a production supervisor at Schott Solar, said...
  • eDirectGlass, Scottsdale, Ariz., the worldwide leading provider of Internet based point-of-sale and mobile related technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of AMJ Logistics Inc., today announced that it has entered in to a strategic alliance with the American Auto Glass Alliance to provide the technology platform and support services for its nationwide independent automotive glass program and...
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, has shipped its 20-millionth square foot of Solarban 70XL glass, according to a Feb. 25 company release. Introduced in 2006 as the world’s first triple-silver-coated, solar control low-E glass, Solarban 70XL glass remains the industry’s highest-performing environmental glass as measured by light-to-solar gain ratio.“Acceptance of Solarban...
  • Might Sears Tower, the brooding black mountain of the Chicago skyline, turn a shiny silver? Don't count on it, even if such an outlandish move might cut energy costs at the nation's tallest building.Following this morning's Chicago Sun-Times story that the skyscrapers' owners are looking at re-covering the tower in silver, a...
  • Sales nearly tripled and profits doubled last year at solar panel manufacturer First Solar Inc., of Tempe, Ariz., company officials said yesterday.  The Toledo-born firm, which has its lone U.S. plant and manufacturing re-search operations in Perrysburg Township, reported revenues of $1.3 billion, up from $504 million in 2007. The firm had a profit of $348 million, or $4.24 a share, in 2008...
  • Techna Glass, Sandy, Utah, will open its newest retail store at 611 North Bluff St., St. George, Utah. The store will remotely service all of Washington County, Cedar City, and Mesquite, Nev.Dan, Linda, and Nick Scartezina, local residents of St. George, own this 13th Techna Glass location in Utah.As part of the grand opening Feb. 27, the store will offer free rock chip repair...
  • The Producer Price Index for finished goods climbed 0.9 percent in January, not seasonally adjusted (0.8 percent, seasonally adjusted), but fell 1.0 percent compared to January 2008, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Thursday. The PPI for construction inputs fell 0.3 percent for the month, not seasonally adjusted, and rose 1.8 percent from a year...
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