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  • President Obama's auto task force gave Detroit a close-up inspection yesterday as members consider whether to extend additional loans to the struggling automakers.It was panel's first trip to Motor City since Treasury Department advisers Steven Rattner and Ron Bloom began their fact-finding meetings two weeks ago. Their visit coincided with an announcement by the United Auto Workers, saying...
  • Key Senate Democrats are wavering in their support of legislation that would give more power to labor unions, dealing a setback to labor's top priority as businesses warn of the damage the bill would cause.The battle over the "Employee Free Choice Act" -- expected to be introduced Tuesday -- is seen as a power struggle among labor unions and businesses, as well as a test of whether...
  • The U.S. market for “green” building materials generated sales of almost $57 billion in 2008, according to a March 3 Freedonia Group release. This market is projected to expand 7.2 percent annually to more than $80 billion in 2013, outpacing the growth of building construction expenditures over that period. Although green building materials are expected to account for an increasing...
  • Traco, located in the Decatur County Industrial Park on Highway 27 north [Ga.], is immediately suspending opeations. There are 70 people employed at the plant. Traco plans to maintain a minimum staff on site.Released from its Cranberry Township, Pa., headquarters: Traco has announced that it will suspend operations at its Bainbridge, Ga., plant and idle the facility due to the continued...
  • Safelite Solutions' national contact centers in Columbus, Ohio, have passed an independent renewal audit and fulfilled the requirements for ISO 9001 2000 re-certification on the first attempt with no major non-conformities, according to a March 9 company release.The internationally-recognized ISO 9001 2000 standard is applicable to any manufacturing or service industry. Created by the...
  • President Barack Obama's auto team will spend Monday at the Detroit home of the Big Three as the administration begins to narrow its options for helping the reeling auto sector.The field trip wraps up nearly three weeks of fact gathering by the team since General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC submitted their rescue plans to the Treasury Department in the hopes of winning billions more in...
  • Bohle will host seminars on glass cutting and glass bonding in Charlotte, N.C., between May 11 and 16 to transfer its know-how to its customers in America, according to a March 5 company release.At the end of February more than a dozen glaziers came to the headquarters of Bohle America Inc. in Charlotte to learn new techniques and technologies in glass cutting and glass bonding and to...
  • Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich., selected Import Glass Corp., City of Industry, Calif., as its exclusive bus and RV glass distributor in California, according to a March 6 IGC release.IGC stocks OEM motor home glass for immediate delivery throughout California, parts of Nevada and Southern Arizona. IGC’s RV Glass division will be based out of its San Bernardino, Calif.,...
  • Truseal Technologies Inc., Solon, Ohio, guarantees IG manufacturers that their IG units will pass rigorous ASTM 2190 and CAN2-12.8 certification testing, or Truseal will reimburse the direct costs of the test, according to a March 6 company release. The Truseal Certification Testing Guarantee--the first of its kind in the window industry--covers IG units produced with Truseal’s...
  • The new headquarters for the mattress people at Serta is no architectural snooze. It is, rather, a quiet beauty that floats lightly, almost dreamily, above the land, evoking Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, the supremely elegant modernist masterpiece that rises on steel stilts along the Fox River.
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