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  • Earlier this month, the National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., received a grant from the U.S State Department to implement clean energy work in China under the Asia-Pacific Partnership's Clean Development and Climate program, according to an NFRC release Sept. 26.NFRC was one of nine grant recipients chosen from a field of more than 90 submittals. Paula Dobriansky, under secretary...
  • Officials at Glaston Corp., Finland, reduced the company's forecasted operating profit of 2008, according to a Sept. 26 company release. The profit is expected to be below the previous year's level. In a July 16 release, officials stated the expected net sales and operating profit would remain on the 2007 level. The performance of the pre-processing segment has been...
  • Safelite AutoGlass, Columbus, Ohio, recently selected Kevin Sweatman, a mobile pro specialist in Lakewood, for the company's top annual award: the Wall of Fame.The Wall of Fame award is the most prestigious award that can be earned at Safelite AutoGlass, and it recognizes less than one percent of the company's more than 9,000 employees nationwide, according to a Sept. 28 report from The Post-...
  • A baby was injured after a window pane fell from above the doorway of a brand new flagship Harvey Nichols store and shattered - just one day after its grand opening. The incident occurred at around 3pm in Bristol's £500 million Cabot Circus shopping complex Photo: PA The child, who is believed to be less than one year old, was being pushed in a chair by its mother when the accident occurred
  • From the start, architect Renzo Piano had a clear vision for the new California Academy of Sciences. He wanted it to feel rooted in Golden Gate Park, with a green roof and glassy walls.
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association conducted its national fall conference here this week, focusing on the outcomes of the International Code Committee’s final hearings and keeping momentum in the green building movement.
  • Windshields.com officials announced that the Mercer Island, Wash., company has begun to partner with insurance companies to implement a new tool that will show insureds’ deductible versus market pricing, according to a release. Windshields.com is in discussions and test-mode with numerous insurance carriers to bring this value-added function to their current Web sites.“We do not want...
  • John Grimaldi has joined Safelite, Columbus, Ohio, as general manager for the Tucson market, where he will be responsible for leading a team of 50 employees in five locations that serve more than 24,000 customers each year.Grimaldi began his career in the vehicle glass industry 20 years ago as an auto glass technician. He previously held positions at Safelite AutoGlass, most recently as the...
  • Trina Solar Ltd., a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, founded in 1997, today announced that shipments began this month to provide more than 13,400 solar PV modules to power the Atlantic City Convention Center, according to a Sept. 24 company release.
  • Auckland City Council inspectors were yesterday assessing the safety of a central city building after a pane of glass fell 12 stories to busy Wyndham St while many office workers took their lunch break, according to a Sept. 25 article from The New Zealand Herald.
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