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  • Belron S.A. will acquire Safelite Group Inc., Columbus, Ohio. The transaction is expected to close in March, and the integration of Denver-based Belron Inc., Belron’s U.S. operation, and Safelite operations will begin at that time. Upon closing, the newly combined organization will operate under the name Belron US, based out of Columbus. Upon closing of the transaction, the senior...
  • The threat of growing competition from overseas companies, particularly those in China, was a top concern for many at the Annual Meeting for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association of Schaumburg, Ill., Feb. 11-14 in Marco Island, Fla...

  • Industry representatives from two major laminated glass interlayer suppliers have worked closely with government and building code officials from coastal states to enact stronger hurricane building codes...
  • Component Modeling Approach, top priority at spring meeting
    Manufacturers can still serve as an approved calculation entity within the National Fenestration Rating Council’s nonresidential rating program, but only with 100 percent review from an inspection agency...

  • Continuing education for architects is at the forefront of activities in 2007 for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association...
  • Officials from Finland’s Kyro Corp. announced the company achieved net sales of $266.7 million in 2006, according to a Feb. 7 company release...
  • Sophisticated glazing elements such as glass-clad tension structures, monumental skylights, point-supported systems and cable nets are in ever-growing demand from architects...
  • Despite the declining residential building market, total construction spending in 2006 reached $1.2 trillion, up 4.8 percent from 2005, according to a Jan. 31 release from the U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce...
  • Last week, e-glass weekly provided a “what’s in, what’s out” list for shower enclosures. This week, we’re looking to building exteriors...
  • Sales increased to $53.7 billion in fiscal 2006, up 18.5 percent over last year for France’s Saint-Gobain, according to a Jan. 25 company release. The glassmaker’s net income increased 32.6 percent to $2.2 billion, according to the release...
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