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  • U.K. glass, plastics, chemicals and cement companies are cutting workers and mothballing plants as energy costs more than double. Huhtamaeki Oyj, the Finnish supplier of packaging to McDonald's Corp., is cutting 160 jobs, or 39 percent of its U.K. workforce. Toughglass Ltd. fired 60 workers, or 55 percent of the employees, according to a July 18 Bloomberg report.
  • Taiwan Glass Industry Corp (1802.TW) plans to increase investment at home and in China after the island's government removed more restrictions on investment on the mainland. "We will soon apply to invest around 200 mln yuan in the expansion of our Lianyungang plant" in China's coastal Jiangsu province, managing director PS Lin said. The company is also considering expanding its plant in...
  • Boosted by growth in its offshore markets, the acquisition of Dutch paints maker Sigma Kalon and price increases, PPG Industries' second-quarter sales jumped by 42 percent to $4.5 billion.The coatings, glass and chemicals maker said net income rose slightly to $250 million, or $1.51 per share, from $249 million, or $1.50 per share, in the year-ago quarter.Excluding special items, adjusted net...
  • Marv Degerness, owner of the Glass Doctor of Fargo/Moorhead franchise, received the 2007 Glass Doctor Franchisee of the Year award during the company’s 2008 annual conference at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas, June 25-28.The Franchisee of the Year Award is presented to the franchisee who has consistently grown his or her business through the Glass Doctor training system and has...
  • American Auto Glass Alliance, a corporation formed and financed by independent glass retailers, has made a national after-hours call center available to all AGR independents, according to a July 15 Reuters.com report. The AAGA vision: to give independents the ability to compete with the national retailers while maximizing their marketing budget overnight, on weekends and holidays.The alliance is...
  • CSR’s recent acquisitions of Pilkington and DMS Glass, and the subsequent launch of Viridian , brought about the need for many changes; in particular, new product names needed to be developed to incorporate the new brand.
  • A construction worker was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon after falling more than 25 feet from the roof of the Menards construction site at 1999 Walker Lake Road in Ontario. A Springfield Township EMS spokesperson says the accident happened at 2:32 p.m. The unidentified 23-year-old man was working on the roof when he apparently fell through a skylight and to the ground, according to a July 17...
  • A door and window maker is aiming to see its way through the credit crunch by expanding its factory and increasing its workforce by a half to cope with increased demand.Solex Manufacturing hopes to boost turnover to £4m by the end of the year after merging its two premises in Washington into one larger site on the town’s Benthall Business Park.It also plans to increase staff by 10 from the...
  • South Korea will start commercial production of window-type solar panels in 2010 that can help cut electricity usage in buildings, automobiles and electronic appliances, a state-run laboratory said Thursday.The panels--developed after 10 years of research--have an energy efficiency of 11 per cent but cost only a fifth of silicon-based solar panels used today. Conventional solar panels have a...
  • PPG Industries has acquired coatings supplier Vanex Inc., PPG said Tuesday. Terms for the Mount Vernon, Ill.-based company were not disclosed, according to a July 15 AP report …
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