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  • Keynote speaker, Russ Huffer, chairman and CEO, Apogee Enterprises Inc., Minneapolis, spoke on the State of the Glass and Glazing Industry.“North America was a very protected market,” Huffer said during the speech, which was available as a live podcast. “A lot has changed. We’re affected by the global market where any standard item can be imported at low cost;...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., kicked off its Fall Conference, Sept. 8 at the DWF Wyndham, Dallas, with the board of directors meeting. The highlight of the day was the Fire Rated Glazing Council meeting chaired by Jerry Razwick, president, Technical Glass Products,  Kirkland, Wash. The primary points of discussion were sprinkler systems, labeling...
  • Our city is molting.  Bricks flake away. So do brittle fire escapes, terra-cotta encrustations, old paint, cracked stoops, faded awnings, sash windows, and stone laurels fashioned a century ago by Sicilian carvers. New York is shucking off its aging walk-ups, its small and mildewed structures, its drafty warehouses, cramped stores, and idle factories. In their place, the city is sprouting a...
  • Bridgeport Township, [Mich.,] leaders have approved a tax break to help a glass maker expand operations.Members of the township Board of Trustees approved the 12-year, 50 percent personal property tax abatement for new equipment at Central Insulated Glass, 6739 Dixie Highway.The abatement will save the company $550,000.
  • Ron Bovard of Bovard Studio Inc. Stained Glass, Fairfield, Iowa, announced that Bovard Studio Stained Glass Company has developed exterior protective glazing systems designed for the preservation of stained glass windows, which have passed hurricane code tests designed to withstand 150 mph wind loads and large missile impact, according to a Sept. 5 Market Watch report.
  • Safelite Glass Corp., Columbus, Ohio, the manufacturing division of Safelite AutoGlass, has expanded windshield production by 20,000 units annually at its Enfield, N.C., manufacturing facility, according to a Sept. 5 company release. The plant has added a cutting-edge grinding equipment to add exposed edge windshields to its product offering.The factory, which employs 400 and now...
  • Colonial Glass and Mirror, Brooklyn, N.Y., will form a business alliance with Goldray Industries, headquartered in Calgary, Canada, according to a Colonial announcement Sept. 5.Goldray will use Colonial as a local platform to manufacture and market its decorative glass products in the northeastern United States. These products will include ceramic frit imaging, wall cladding and spandrel...
  • An unidentified man in his 40s was taken to Duke Medical Center by helicopter after falling through a skylight at David Westcott Automotive Group on South Church Street in Burlington, N.C., Thursday afternoon, according to a Sept. 4 TimesNews.com report."Evidentially he stepped on one of the skylights and fell right through to the concrete floor of the shop," Sammy Watkins of...
  • Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Car Parts and supply industry is available in its catalog, according to a Sept. 4 Market Watch article.This report analyzes the worldwide markets for automotive glass in thousands of square meters. The major product segments analyzed are windshield, body screens, and rear screen. The major end-use segments analyzed...
  • Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee for president of the United States, will visit Schott Glass in Duryea today.“We were told Sen. Obama will be at Schott Glass at 11:45 a.m. Friday morning,” said state Rep. John Yudichak, D-Nanticoke. “He will hold a town meeting for the employees to ask questions, then he will tour the plant,” according to a Sept. 5...
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