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  • High-performance glazing gains ground in the country

    The growing number of American architects working in China has opened the doors for U.S. glass companies to become involved in the exploding Chinese construction market, according to representatives from PPG Industries of Pittsburgh...
  • Metals hit the hardest for glass industry

    While prices for glass have remained steady for the past several months, recent predictions from the Associated General Contractors of America in Arlington, Va., indicate price hikes are coming...
  • After a weak January, construction starts in February rebounded 7 percent. However, total construction for the first two months of 2007 still sits 15 percent lower than it did during the same period last year...
  • Grand Canyon Skywalk bridge set to open

    Tomorrow, the laminated glass bridge over the Grand Canyon will open to the public, allowing visitors to pay $25 for an unobstructed view 4,000 feet down to the Colorado River...
  • Frederico Broccoli, president and chief executive officer of Biesse America, announced the company acquired the distribution and service branch of AGM Glass Machinery Inc. during a news conference March 22 at Biesse headquarters in Charlotte, N.C...
  • The European Union issued antitrust charges against Japan’s Asahi Glass Co. and its Belgian subsidiary Glaverbel; Japan’s Nippon Sheet Glass Co. and its subsidiary Pilkington, of the United Kingdom; and Saint-Gobain of France, according to a March 15 article from Bloomberg...
  • The average annual turnover rate for trucking companies exceeds 120 percent. While the turnover rate in the specialized divisions that handle glass hauling is about half that, companies face huge costs associated with hiring and training new workers...
  • The National Fenestration Ratings Council of Silver Spring, Md., will move forward on an insulating glass certification program, despite concerns about the effect on smaller manufacturers that don’t currently certify...
  • Twenty-five years ago, Go-Glass Corp. in Salisbury, Md., started as Salisbury Glass Co. with five employees. Today, the now Go-Glass employs about 90 and operates eight locations in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia...
  • For last week's coverage of BEC, click here.

    Attendees of the Building Envelope Contractors Conference March 4-6 in Las Vegas heard several presentations about technological developments in the glass industry, including electronically tintable glazing and structural wall systems...

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