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  • Officials at Saflex, a unit of Solutia Inc. of St. Louis, Mo., announced April 8 price increases of up to 40 percent on its Saflex polyvinyl butyral sheet products, depending on grade and
    location. ...
  • AGC economist offers advice on coping with rising
    material costs

    Steel and diesel costs have skyrocketed in recent months, says Ken Simonson, chief economist for The Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va. ...
  • Auburn Hills-based Guardian Industries Corp. has agreed to buy Siegel-Robert Inc.’s automotive business, according to an April 14 Crain’s Detroit Business report.The firms announced the deal April 11, saying they expect to close the transaction on May 1. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
  • Zeledyne, a newly formed, privately-held company led by Tulsa investor Robert Price, finalized the purchase of Ford Motor Co.’s glass business April 14. The sale includes glass plants in Nashville and Tulsa, in addition to subsidiary Vidriocar in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Also included are the leases for a warehouse in Lebanon, Tenn., and engineering offices in Allen Park, Mich.  “...
  • Officials at CCC Information Services, Chicago, and Mitchell International, the San Diego parent company of National Auto Glass Specifications, signed a definitive agreement to form a merger-of-equals transaction valued at $1.4 billion, according to a joint release April 11.The combined enterprise, to be known as CCC-Mitchell, will provide information, workflow management systems and integrated...
  • With nearly all the halls of the NürnbergMesse filled with exhibitors and crowded aisles and stands throughout, fensterbau/frontale enjoyed another record year, April 2-5. ...
  • Glass fabricators and glazing contractors are working overtime to get buildings closed up fast in Atlanta after a March 14 tornado ravaged the city ...
  • The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware approved a $41 million debtor-in-possession loan April 2 for Diamond Glass, Kingston, Pa., an auto glass repair and replacement service provider that filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy April 1 ...
  • Q&A with CEO Donald Friese
    Officials from C.R. Laurence Co., Los Angeles, a supplier to the glazing, architectural, construction, industrial, and automotive industries, announced March 25 the purchase of Sommer & Maca Industries, Cicero, Ill. ...

  • Recent economic indicators are bleaker than the previous months ...
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