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  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, declared force majeure on architectural, residential and specialty glass products as a result of torrential rains earlier in the week at its Wichita Falls, Texas, glass manufacturing facility, according to a company release Aug. 22. The rain flooded the plant’s basement and damaged critical process equipment. The company is currently assessing the extent of...
  • The production of glass and glass products in Hungary in the first half of this year was 18.1 percent higher than in the same period in 2007. Glass and glass products manufacturers’ sales in the January to June period were 15.3 percent higher year-on-year, with an increase in sales of 11.2 percent on the domestic Hungarian market and 17.8 percent higher sales on export markets, according to...
  • An auto glass repair and replacement shop in Granby is celebrating its grand opening.Scott and Jana Stanley moved to the area in 2007.“We came for vacation and never left,” Jana said. “We fell in love with it coming up Berthoud Pass ... The people here are so welcoming, so friendly.”Their new business, Affordable Auto Glass, located on the back side of Pine Cone Plaza,...
  • Scientists have discovered that, in medieval churches, stained glass windows painted with gold purify the air when heated by the sun. The researchers hope that this discovery could also be used for modern technologies, since the chemical reaction involved is very energy efficient.
  • ProScience, a distributor of technical flat glass products, with more than 90 years of experience in industrial and architectural glass distribution, announced the launch of Glassopolis, a company dedicated to serving the architectural specialty glass market, according to a company release Aug. 21.Glassopolis will distribute specialty architectural glass to commercial glass contractors....
  • Pilkington North America Inc. has agreed to lease the entire 401,348-square-foot Opus II distribution building in Urbancrest, Ohio, from Opus North Corp. The company, which manufactures glass for the automotive and building industries, will occupy the facility, in the Big Run Industrial Park, by late November, according to a GlobeSt.com report Aug. 20.
  • Chelmsford-based Essex Glass and Windscreens has become the first approved independent assessment centre to offer Automotive Technician Accreditation in autoglazing for the independent windscreen industry, following approval from the Institute of the Motor Industry, which regulates the scheme. Owned and run by Leon and Maria Charlton who have worked within the independent windscreen market...
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., and Southern California Edison presented a workshop today about NFRC's new Component Modeling Approach, an energy performance rating and certification program for nonresidential fenestration that will be required in California under changes to the state's Energy Code (Title 24, Part 6) in 2009.CMA will provide whole product energy...
  • A massive multimillion-dollar redevelopment of the downtown Calgary Eaton Centre/TD Square will feature the creation of an "urban streetscape" on the top level enclosed by an expansive skylight linking three city blocks, the Herald has learned.The development will feature "the largest point-supported structural glass skylight in the world with a glass surface roughly the equivalent...
  • While Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification measures and rewards a reduction in energy use, for instance, the architects behind the next-generation, beyond-LEED structures, called “carbon neutral” or “regenerative,” are aiming for designs that use no energy at all—to be energy positive or net-zero. The green building of the future doesn’t...
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