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  • The 2008 International Master Fitter Competition will take place Oct. 21-25 during glasstec in Düsseldorf, Germany, announced officials of the International Automotive Glass Federation in a June 30 release.The competition is open to master auto glass technicians around the world who have won preliminary national competitions that adhere to Master Fitter criteria. A series of organizations...
  • Asahi Glass Co., Japan's largest glassmaker, is in talks with carmakers to raise its prices 10 percent because of increasing fuel and material costs, Nikkei English News said, citing no one, according to a June 24 Bloomberg report
  • Officials of Belron US, Columbus, Ohio, announced June 20 that the auto glass repair and replacement company has reached an agreement to acquire substantially all the assets of Diamond Glass for $50 million, plus the assumption of various liabilities, subject to approval by the United States Bankruptcy Court and any required regulatory approvals, according to a PR Newswire release the same day....
  • Officials of Belron US, Columbus, Ohio, announced June 11 that Thomas Feeney, a 20-year veteran of its Safelite AutoGlass business, will take the helm as president and chief executive officer effective July 1. Feeney, 56, succeeds Dan Wilson, 57, who is retiring, according to a June 13 PR Newswire release.Feeney will lead the vehicle glass replacement and repair company, along with Safelite...
  • The Skylight Fall Protection Task Group met for the first time June 2 during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s National Summer Conference in Hershey, Pa., June 1-4. ...
  • AAMA started work on a new green rating system for fenestration products at its summer conference last week. The group also heard an update on DOE initiatives. ...
  • The value of new construction starts in April climbed 9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $553.5 billion. ...
  • Officials from Glaston Corp., Finland, announced that the company has established a separate Solar Energy business. ...
  • Officials at PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, announced a 13 percent price increase for all clear, tinted, coated and tempered glasses from its performance glazings—formerly flat glass—business and an 8 percent increase for all Starphire ultra-clear glass products, both effective June 16. ...
  • According to officials from the American Institute of Architects, more than 20,000 attendees gathered at the Boston Convention Center last week for the AIA 2008 National Convention and Design Exposition ...

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