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  • Kyocera Corp. announced that it will begin mass producing glass/glass touch panels for liquid crystal displays this month, a move that fully engages the company in both the LCD and touch panel markets. Kyocera's new touch panels feature a unique glass/glass structure which provides superior visibility and durability compared with the film/glass structure of conventional LCD touch panels.
  • Members of the Associated General Contractors of America, Washington, D.C.,  today urged House Democrats to develop an economic recovery plan that includes provisions to boost construction activity during an Economic Forum with leading economists, according to an Oct. 13 AGC release."A significant boost to construction in the form of increased infrastructure investment will create...
  • AllState General Contracting Inc of West Seneca, N.Y. has received a $1,162,700.00 contract to replace the skylight at the Masten Ave National Guard armory in Buffalo. The bid was awarded on Sept.19 and the work is due to be finished by October 2009, according to an Oct. 10 readMedia report.
  • A 10-year-old girl is recovering in hospital after falling almost 12 feet through a skylight in Prudhoe [Northumberland, U.K.], according to an Oct. 10 Hexham Courant report.Police believe the girl was playing on the roof of Prudhoe and Mickley Unionist Club on West Road on Sunday evening when she fell through a skylight on to a concrete floor below.The girl, who has not being identified, was...
  • InterAutoGlass announced the following names for The International Master Fitter Competition 2008 in an Oct. 9 release:Daniel Andersen (Denmark)Raymond Csurda (France)Luca Gottardi (Italy)Toshiyuki Isohata (Japan)Arild Brattetaule (Norway)Stefan Bengtsson (Sweden)Jeff Olive (United States).The competitors from Germany, Hungary, The Netherlands and Romania are not known yet. They will be the...
  • The average price of glass and glass products sold by manufacturers in Poland in the first seven months of this year was 3.2 percent lower than in the same period in 2007, according to an Oct. 8 report from Poland’s Central Statistical Office. In comparison, the average price of industrial goods sold in Poland was 2.7 percent higher year-on-year.Sales by glass and glass products’...
  • The Sustainable Buildings Industry Council, Washington, D.C., calls for entries for its 2008 Beyond Green High-Performance Building Awards, according to an Oct. 9 release. The deadline is by 5 p.m. Oct. 15.Established in 2001, SBIC's awards program initially recognized exceptional contributions of its members. Over the years, the program expanded to include both SBIC members and non-members...
  • IBA Consultants, a building envelope consulting firm, opened a San Francisco office. This marks the eighth regional office for the Boca Raton, Fla.-based company, according to an Oct. 8 company release."While single-family home construction remains stagnant, high-rise building construction for housing and office space remains strong in this region," said Mark Baker, president, in the...
  • The Trump International Hotel & Tower, Las Vegas, uses gold-coated glass fabricated by Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., according on an Oct. 6 Viracon release.“Architects were looking for a way to make the new Trump International Hotel and Tower Las Vegas shine," says Garret Henson, director of western region sales, Viracon, in the release. "They wanted the exterior glass...
  • Three years after buying the business, glass company boss Ryan Green has seen turnover double to over £9m [$15.7 million] and further growth will follow a £650,000 [$1.1 million] factory expansion.Green bought Clayton Glass, Stanley, U.K., in 2005 when turnover was £4.4m [$7.7 million] a year and the company was making a loss.For the first nine months of this year the...
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