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  • First quarter orders increased 25 percent for Finland’s glass machinery company Glaston Corp., with the Middle East leading growth and Asia developing positively, according to Glaston’s April 23 interim report. ...
  • The first Glass Performance Days India will be held Dec. 3-4 in conjunction with the Zak Glasstech 2008, Dec. 4-7. Both events will be in New Delhi. ...

  • AGC Flat Glass North America of Alpharetta, Ga., will close three factories and a production line in the next six months, according to a company release April 16. ...
  • PPG Industries Inc. still intends to sell its automotive glass business this year, which includes its plant in Creighton, CEO Charles E. Bunch said April 17, according to a report the same day in The Pittsburgh-Tribune Review.As PPG prepares to sell the automotive glass businesses, it will restructure the segment by reducing labor and overall administrative costs, Bunch said, according to the...
  • Officials at Saflex, a unit of Solutia Inc. of St. Louis, Mo., announced April 8 price increases of up to 40 percent on its Saflex polyvinyl butyral sheet products, depending on grade and
    location. ...
  • AGC economist offers advice on coping with rising
    material costs

    Steel and diesel costs have skyrocketed in recent months, says Ken Simonson, chief economist for The Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va. ...
  • Auburn Hills-based Guardian Industries Corp. has agreed to buy Siegel-Robert Inc.’s automotive business, according to an April 14 Crain’s Detroit Business report.The firms announced the deal April 11, saying they expect to close the transaction on May 1. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
  • Zeledyne, a newly formed, privately-held company led by Tulsa investor Robert Price, finalized the purchase of Ford Motor Co.’s glass business April 14. The sale includes glass plants in Nashville and Tulsa, in addition to subsidiary Vidriocar in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Also included are the leases for a warehouse in Lebanon, Tenn., and engineering offices in Allen Park, Mich.  “...
  • Officials at CCC Information Services, Chicago, and Mitchell International, the San Diego parent company of National Auto Glass Specifications, signed a definitive agreement to form a merger-of-equals transaction valued at $1.4 billion, according to a joint release April 11.The combined enterprise, to be known as CCC-Mitchell, will provide information, workflow management systems and integrated...
  • With nearly all the halls of the NürnbergMesse filled with exhibitors and crowded aisles and stands throughout, fensterbau/frontale enjoyed another record year, April 2-5. ...
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