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  • Biesse Canada and Intermac Canada will soon complete their move into a brand new Canadian headquarters in Mirabel, QC, north-west of Montreal via Highway 15, exit 31, according to a June 15 release.Construction began in October 2008, and the new 25,000-square foot structure contains nearly 6,000 square feet of space dedicated for offices and meeting and training rooms. A number of green building...
  • Safelite plans to open a new distribution center in Ontario, Calif., a city where the company has been a presence for more than 30 years, according to a June 16 release.The 282,000-square-foot facility—Safelite’s largest distribution center ever—will support distribution of vehicle glass to the states west of the Mississippi river. It will provide service to Safelite’s...
  • Hindustan National Glass & Industries Ltd. plans to launch an integrated float glass project in the state of Gujarat. The company has invited nine agencies to present their ideas for HNGIL’s latest project ‘HNG Float Glass Limited’. The estimated account size of the business is in the range of Rs 20 crore, according to a June 16 exchange4media.com report.
  • Glass and window restoration and replacement company, The Glass Guru, headquartered in Roseville, Calif., launched franchises in California, Oregon, Texas and Florida, according to a June 15 release. In April, husband and wife Chuck and Brenda Vecchiarelli opened The Glass Guru of Stockton, Calif. The couple had previously operated an Internet sales business, while Chuck Vecchiarelli...
  • AAMA 520-09, a voluntary specification for windows, doors and unit skylights has been released by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., according to a June 12 release.  The publication, titled Voluntary Specification for Rating the Severe Wind-Driven Rain Resistance of Windows, Doors and Unit Skylights provides an optional rating of the ability of...
  • Effective June 1, 2009, United Glass Corp. sold its wholly owned subsidiary, Louisville Plate Glass Co. to William A. Stone, former owner of LPG and one of the original founders of UGC, according to a June 12 release. LPG will continue to operate in its traditional marketplace with UGC maintaining a supplier relationship with LPG. Lawrence O’Connell, CEO, said the transaction was completed...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., announced it had submitted comments to the United States Environmental Protection Agency in response to the Federal Register notice, dated April 10, 2009, 74 Fed. Reg. 16448, soliciting public comments on the proposed regulations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require annual reporting of greenhouse gas emissions. The 15-page...
  • In addition to manufacturing solar collectors, Schuco new thin-film photovoltaic modules now bring them closer to making building-integrated photovoltaics a permanent feature of building facades. Germany's Federal Minister of Economics Dr Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg gave the official go-ahead for Malibu and Co KG's production plant to begin manufacturing novel solar thin-film modules in Sulzetal (...
  • SmartGlass International Ltd., a licensee of Research Frontiers Inc., has entered into an agreement with Research Frontiers to expand the geographic territory where it can offer its line of SPD-SmartGlass architectural products that includes windows, doors, solar shading screens, curtain walls, skylights and rooflites, according to a June 15 release. Under this agreement, SGI can now sell these...
  • The government has allowed the Vietnam Glass Association to set stricter construction glass import standards to protect struggling local companies.The move is expected to help prevent cheap and low quality glass products from entering the domestic market.Vietnam’s glass inventory had surged to 34 million square meters, or 42 percent of the total annual output of the industry, by the end of...
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