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  • General Motors Corp. says it has received the second installment of its federal loan package.The Detroit automaker says the $5.4 billion from the Treasury Department came Wednesday, bringing the total received so far to $9.4 billion. The company is supposed to get a total of $13.4 billion, with another installment coming Feb. 17. That's when GM is to submit a plan to the government to show how it...
  • Registration for the 2009 Glass Fabrication & Glazing Educational Conference is now open, according to a Jan. 21 release from the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan.. The annual event, which features education for glazing contractors and fabricators of insulating, laminated and tempered glass, is scheduled for April 6-8, 2009 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati...
  • CSR Ltd. said Wednesday that in June it will close its automotive glass production units at Geelong and Laverton, Victoria state [Australia], and fire 115 workers because of declining car manufacturing.The business is a small component of the Sydney-based company's Viridian glass business, with a negligible contribution to total earnings, and the closure won't affect CSR's other glass operations...
  • PPG Industries Inc. is seeking a multimillion contract to supply glass for One World Trade Center, The Freedom Tower, a corporate spokesman confirmed Tuesday. If the firm's bid is successful, employees at its 415-worker plant in South Middleton Township would fill the order, according to a Jan. 20 pennlive.com report.
  • The Glass Doctor of Beltsville franchise owned by Clarence Williams is now open and ready to "fix your panes!"Glass Doctor of Beltsville offers mobile residential, automotive, and commercial glass repair and replacement services. The shop is open 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 24- hour emergency service is available."We're pleased to be a part of Glass Doctor, we...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., elected Jon Johnson, general manager, Arch Deco Glass, Columbus, Ohio, as its new secretary, according to a Jan. 20 release. Elected by the GANA Laminating Division, Johnson will represent the division on the GANA board of directors as an officer, and is scheduled to become GANA president in 2012. He takes over from Scott Surma, DecoTherm,...
  • Officials at Bystronic glass have appointed Giuseppe Viggiani regional market director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He succeeds Martin Heim. Viggiani's previous positions include area sales manager, Latin America, for Siemens, as well as management positions with elevator manufacturer Schindler and most recently with SBB Cargo, the Swiss railway.
  • In a Jan. 19 letter to its customers, Ray Orr, president, central region, Oklahoma City, Oldcastle Glass, headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., stated that the company's Schofield manufacturing plant in Medford, Wis., will close Jan. 23. "All orders scheduled to deliver before that date will be shipped from the Schofield location. Subsequent orders will be shipped from our Wausau facility,...
  • A U.S.-based company has successfully tested a revolutionary solar panel that is expected to cut the costs of photovoltaic solar power generation by more than 50 percent, and herald a new era of improved efficiency and lower production costs of solar energy globally.The panel, known as the Alubond Solar Collector Panel (SCP), was created by American Building Technologies, a subsidiary of the UAE-...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., introduced "The Aluminum Advantage," a classroom educational course developed by the association's Aluminum Material Council Strategic Marketing Task Group. Accredited through the American Institute of Architects, the course details the advantages of using aluminum as a building material, including structural...
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