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  • Thousands of General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC dealers in the U.S. may learn their fate in the next few days as both auto makers complete lists of dealerships they plan to eliminate.GM dealers will be notified this week whether they will continue to receive new cars and trucks from the company, GM Chief Executive Officer Fritz Henderson said Monday during a teleconference with reporters....
  • Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, has passed its most recent quality audit by Smithers Quality Assessments Inc., Akron, Ohio, to earn the recently released International Organization for Standardization 9001:2008 with design certification, according to a May 12 release. The company’s entire quality system for the manufacture of Super Spacer products was reviewed and certified to the...
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, has created Building Information Modeling files for its Duranar coatings, Pittsburgh Paints, Porter Paints and architectural glass products, according to a May 11 release. They are housed on the McGraw Hill Construction Sweets Network and Reed Construction Data’s SmartBIM Web sites.The files, which are found on the PPG Ideascapes Web site, enable architects to...
  • For General Motors Corp., the task at hand is so difficult that experts say a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing is all but inevitable. To remake itself outside of court, GM must persuade bondholders to swap $27 billion in debt for 10 percent of its risky stock. On top of that, the automaker must work out deals with its union, announce factory closures, cut or sell brands and force hundreds of dealers...
  • Bohle America Inc. has more than doubled its office facilities at its Charlotte, N.C., headquarters in the Ballantyne development in South Charlotte, according to a May 11 release. The company also has increased its staff with the recruitment of a new sales office manager, Summer Zifko. A finance major with several years experience in banking and marketing, Zifko brings...
  • Asahi Glass released its consolidated financial results for FY2009 first quarter, Jan. 1 through March 31, 2009, on May 11.Read full release.
  • Schott Solar, seeking to capture a big chunk of the U.S. solar market, will unveil a new U.S. facility on Monday that will produce both solar thermal and photovoltaic solar components.The unit of privately held German glass maker Schott AG said its Albuquerque, N.M., facility employs 300 workers and will be up to 350 staff by the end of the year. The plant will produce traditional...
  • Seventy six jobs are to be lost at glassmaker Pilkington's Merseyside [England] headquarters.The St Helens-based company said it was forced to make the redundancies due to the global downturn."It has hit the building industry particularly hard so we are having to reduce our capacity and adjust costs," a company spokesman said, according to a May 8 BBC report.
  • Emirates Glass LLC, one of the leading processors of architectural flat glass in the Middle East and a subsidiary of Glass LLC, wholly owned by Dubai Investments, together with Lumiglass Industries and Saudi American Glass, has posted yet another milestone achievement by securing a 20 per cent stake in the total glass production of Emirates Float Glass in a high-profile business deal worth AED 20...
  • "You should be able to don a green collar, even if you don't wear a union hat," says AGC chief executive officer Stephen Sandherr as the U.S. Department of Labor gets ready to begin awarding new "green jobs" training grants. Unfortunately, the new federal grants are currently available only to union affiliated groups, according to a May 7 AGC report.
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