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  • Two Mississippi Glass Doctor franchises have merged to better serve customers in the Jackson area.Brad Roberson, owner of Glass Doctor of Brookhaven, has acquired the operations of Glass Doctor of Jackson. The previous owner of Glass Doctor of Jackson, Steve Smith, will continue to serve as lead technician for the Jackson area. The franchise will continue to do business under the Glass Doctor of...
  • Asahi Glass Co. Tuesday reported a double-digit rise in its group operating profit for January-June as the company was able to offset soaring materials and fuel prices with its cost reduction efforts, according to a Japancorp.net report Aug. 5. 
  • Bohle Group, an European manufacturer and supplier of tools, machines and accessories for glass processing and finishing, has opened a North American subsidiary, according to a company release. Bohle America Inc., based in Charlotte, N.C., is Bohle Group's 14th location worldwide. Until now, the export department in Germany served customers in North America and wholesalers on location...
  • Seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment fell for the seventh straight month in July by 51,000, bringing the 12-month change to -67,000, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Friday [Aug. 1]. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 5.7 percent from 5.5 percent in June and 4.7 percent in July 2007. Construction employment fell to 7,175,000, down 22,000...
  •  Asahi Glass Co., Asia's largest glassmaker, said first-half profit fell 9 percent as demand waned from builders and carmakers and without the benefit a one-time gain earned the previous year, according to a Bloomberg.com report Aug. 5.
  • APG International, Glassboro, N.J., will be closed Aug. 5 to honor the memories of Marc Rosenberg and Alan Barnett who died in a plane crash July 31, according to an Aug. 4 company release.Rosenberg, 52, chief operating officer, and Barnett, 42, assistant project manager, will be memorialized in separate ceremonies on Tuesday. They were among the eight killed when a chartered plane they were...
  • Officials at Henderson Glass, a Rochester Hills, Mich.-based automotive glass repair and replacement company, announced an automotive service partnership with Auto-Lab Complete Car Care Centers, headquartered in Plymouth, Mich., according to a Aug. 4 Henderson release. Auto-Lab, a franchised operation,  specializes in diagnostics and complete automotive repair...
  • Service King Collision Repair Centers announced Aug. 4 the launch of its auto glass repair and replacement services in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The newly added service is offered both mobile and on-site at any of Service King’s 21 DFW collision repair centers. Service King Auto Glass currently has 13 certified technicians and vans available for auto glass repair and replacement...
  • 'Heritage Solar Slate' is a newly released, leading-edge product from PV Systems, the UK's longest established photovoltaic company. Solar Slate embodies the usual benefits of solar, but overcomes some of the obstacles met by traditional installations, according to a July 31 Buildingtalk.com report. 
  • Cinzia Schiatti became president of the board of directors of Gimav, the association of Italian manufacturers and suppliers of machinery, accessories and special products for glass processing, according to an Aug.1 Gimav release. Schiatti worked as sales manager for 23 years for a company founded by her grandfather, Elia Schiatti, that manufactures machinery for flat glass processing. "The...
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