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  • First Solar Inc. said Aug. 18 it will more than double the size of its operations in Perrysburg Township, Ohio, and add 134 jobs.The project, the value of which wasn’t disclosed, will include a second research facility to serve company operations worldwide, more production capacity, and three additional buildings on the firm’s campus in Cedar Business Center in the Toledo suburb.
  • A German-owned glass and mirror maker will break ground on a new development in Findlay Township Wednesday.Flabeg Corp. will open its second Pittsburgh-area plant at the Clinton Commerce Park, near Pittsburgh International Airport. Axel Buchholz, CEO of parent company Flabeg Group, will join Gov. Ed Rendell, County Executive Dan Onorato and Allegheny County Airport Authority officials today for a...
  • Octillion Corp., a next-generation alternative and renewable energy technology incubator, has entered into a sponsored research agreement with scientists at Oakland University to further the development of its NanoPower Window technology. In addition to working to advance the company's solar photovoltaic technology, scientists and collaborating researchers will explore additional nanotechnology...
  • A 23-year-old employee died Monday at the Cardinal Coated Glass plant in Tumwater, Wash., after he fell against a pane of glass and severed an artery in his neck, the coroner's office said.Christopher Benson, 23, of Lacey tripped on the plant floor about 2:30 a.m., and his neck hit the edge of a pane of glass that was coming off the line, Thurston County Coroner Gary Warnock said. The glass was...
  • Truseal Technologies in Solon, Ohio, makes energy efficient spacers that go between panes of insulating glass, and it's making millions for China."We have exported nearly $100 million worth of product to China, so it's been a very energizing environment for us," says Gus Coppola, president of Truseal. 
  • Japan-based Asahi Glass has requested the Thai government to ease its energy expenses in support of expansion plans that would make Thailand its manufacturing hub.Industry Minister Mingkwan Sangsuwan said he had met executives of Asahi Glass (Japan) who were seeking incentives focused on electricity and other energy costs--a major expense in glass manufacturing--to assist expansion of its 24-...
  • Florida-based Arch Aluminum and Glass Co. has signed a lease for a 54,000-square-foot manufacturing center at 10 Fant Industrial Drive in Madison.Arch CEO Leon Silverstien says his company plans to start moving into the new facility in September and will be fully operational by the end of the year, according to an article in Nashville Business Journal Aug. 15. 
  • Belron US, Columbus, Ohio, promoted three: Dino Lanno, Pete Pearson and Mark Placenti, according to a company release Aug. 18.Lanno and Pearson both joined the company in 1989; Placenti in 2005.Lanno, a graduate of the University of Michigan with a master's from Ohio University, is currently a member of several industry leading vehicle glass organizations and is active in developing vehicle glass...
  • The entire building is to be re-clad with full-height glazed curtain walling which the company said would improve "the visual presence when viewed from the north and the south of the city" and, in particular, "provide a dominant and architecturally expressive view from City Square."The entire building is to be re-clad with full-height glazed curtain walling which the company...
  • The pillar, a 30-foot-tall glass structure that will stand on the median of Woodward at Cambourne, will showcase some of Woodward's cultural gems, such as Cranbrook and the Detroit Zoo, as its theme.The pillar, a 30-foot-tall glass structure that will stand on the median of Woodward at Cambourne, will showcase some of Woodward's cultural gems, such as Cranbrook and the Detroit Zoo, as its theme,...
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