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  • Council leaders have rubberstamped plans for a £20 million [$38.3 million] hotel complex that will serve as a gateway to the city.The eight-storey glass building, on the corner of Corporation Street and Ringway, will house a 126-room hotel and 52 apartments, overlooking a central courtyard with shops, a restaurant and bar on the ground floor, according to a report in The Citizen Aug. 12.
  • Fuyao Group Glass Industries Co, China's biggest windshield maker based in China's southeast province Fujian, saw its net profit increase 5.7 percent year-on-year to RMB 440.31 million [$64.3 million] in the first half this year, according to a China Knowledge report Aug. 11.
  • As part of its recovery program, Finnish Glaston Corp.'s subsidiary Tamglass Glass Processing is restructuring its activities. A proposal for the ensuing co-operation negotiations has been issued July 30.“No decisions have been made so far,” says Mika Seitovirta, president and CEO. “The plan is to re-organize the business of Glaston’s subsidiary Tamglass Glass Processing....
  • With a roof area the size of 20 football pitches, the vast Beijing South Railway Station is the largest station in Asia and a core Olympic project which opens next week. Home to new high speed rail lines between Olympic venues, the station is China’s largest and embodies innovative architecture and rigorous design. It is designed for an annual passenger turnover of 105 million by the year...
  • The automotive aftermarket continuing education program of PPG Industries recently received insurance commission accreditations in more than 15 states for a new classroom course—The Role & Value of the Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standard.The course and its materials are available to PROSTARS participating retailers who are certified CE instructors.
  • The production of sand for use in glass manufacture in Poland in 2007 totalled 2.27 million tons, as compared with 1.52 million tons in 2006 and 1.59 million tons in 2005, according to a July 31 report from Poland’s Central Statistical Office.The production of “sheets of float glass and surface ground or polished glass, in sheets, but not otherwise worked” in Poland in 2007...
  • Trade Price Conservatories have announced the availability of Pilkington Activ self cleaning glass throughout their conservatory product range.Pilkington Activ, the world's first self cleaning glass uses the forces of nature to maintain its clear appearance without leaving unsightly streaks. In a dual-action process organic dirt is broken down by daylight and is then washed away by rain, thus...
  • Pangaea Ventures Ltd. announced today that Asahi Glass, Umicore and Bekaert have invested in Pangaea Ventures Fund II, LP. These strategic Limited Partners join existing strategic investors BASF Venture Capital, Solvay, Ciba Specialty Chemicals and Toyota Tsusho America. The fund is focused on cleantech and advanced materials and has closed with US$32 million in commitments, according to a...
  • GTS, Portland, Ore., partnered with Gerber Collision & Glass, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boyd Group Inc., to redesign Gerber'sWeb site. The new site will bring more visitors, convert visitors into customers, and help the company adapt its internet marketing strategy by accurately measuring what works and what does not, according to a GTS release Aug. 7.“It is one thing to put...
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co. said Thursday it will expand windshield output in Brazil by 50 percent in 2010 on the back of the rapid growth of the South American country's automobile industry, according to a JCN Network report Aug. 7. 
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