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  • PPG Industries’ automotive glass and services business, which is under contract to be sold to a new company being formed by Kohlberg & Co., LLC, Mount Kisco, N.Y., and PPG, will begin using the name “Pittsburgh Glass Works,” effective Aug. 1, 2008. The newly-formed business will continue using the name following closure of the transaction with Kohlberg & Co. that is...
  • Officials of Apogee Enterprises, Minneapolis, indicated the company would sell its 34 percent interest in PPG Auto Glass following the completion of its sale to Kohlberg & Co. LLC, Mount Kisco, N.Y., later this year, according to a July 28 MarketWatch.com report."With PPG's agreement to sell a majority interest in its automotive glass and services businesses, expected to close in the...
  • During the opening session of the National Fenestration Rating Council’s Summer Meeting July 28, Michael Collins, vice president, Building Products Group, Jordan, Knauff & Co., Chicago, presented “Window & Door Industry Update.” He talked about: residential and commercial market overviews, Building Information Modeling, green building update, Chinese building products...
  • The National Fenestration Council’s Summer Meeting opened July 28 in Chicago. There were 117 attendees representing 84 companies,12 first-time attendees, and three new member companies: Glen Raven Inc., Burlington, N.C.; the National Glass Association, McLean, Va.; and the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association, Roseville, Minn.A series of task group meetings took place this morning...
  • As more Japanese companies expand by making large acquisitions abroad, some are finding they are missing a key element of success: a top executive who can bring together diverse domestic and foreign operations. … Joining the list more recently is Stuart Chambers, a former chief executive of U.K. glassmaker Pilkington PLC that two years ago was acquired by a rival only half its size, Japan'...
  • Viridian's  multimillion dollar investment in an upgrade of its glass manufacturing plant in Dandenong, Victoria, is on track to deliver a new range of high quality energy-efficient products for commercial and residential buildings. The plant upgrade is following swiftly upon the acquisition last year of the former Pilkington plant by CSR and a subsequent grant from the Victorian government...
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc. today reaffirmed its fiscal 2009 earnings guidance and updated its revenue outlook prior to participating in investor meetings in late July and August. Apogee provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing industries. "For full-year fiscal 2009, Apogee continues to expect earnings from continuing operations of $1.82 to $1.94...
  • The parents of a teenage girl who fell to her death through the skylight in a Port Jervis elementary school in January are taking the school district and the city to court. Peter and Denise Billman have hired New York City attorney Corey Stark in a wrongful death case involving their 15-year-old daughter, Lindsey Billman, according to court documents, according to a July 26 article from the Times...
  • Supasiv, a molecular sieve from Ashton Industrial, United Kingdom, is now exclusively manufactured in Europe for by international partner Nedex Chemie GmbH, Germany, according to a July 26 Ashton Industrial release. Production of both is located in Germany, Turkey and the Ukraine. Nedex is a leading manufacturer of molecular sieves with a daily capacity of 55,000 kilograms from six production...
  • Altair Engineering, a leading global provider of technology and services that empower client innovation and decision-making, announced today that Bottero, a world leader in the design and construction of hollow and flat glass production lines, has selected Altair HyperWorks as their preferred computer-aided engineering (CAE: 40.86, -0.16, -0.39%) suite for the optimization and verification of...
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