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  • At the start of the month, fabricators saw their energy surcharges from most glass manufacturers edge up from $1,250 in the third quarter to reach $1,300. The natural gas portion of the surcharge remained at $900, while the diesel surcharge rose from $350 to $400...
  • Q&A with William O’Keeffe
    In a series of e-glass weekly articles on wired glass in schools, architects said budget issues become an issue for school districts wanting to make the switch from wired glass to fire- and impact-resistant alternatives...

  • The structural committee for the International Code Council of Falls Church, Va., disapproved a set of proposed amendments backed by the America’s Glass Association of Placerville, Calif., that would have toughened the hardware and glass requirements for frameless shower doors...

  • The value of construction put in place rose to $1.2 trillion in August, up 0.3 percent compared to July, and 4.4 percent over August 2005, according to an Oct. 2 report from the U.S. Census Bureau...
  • Glass fabrication equipment supplier Salem Distribution Co. of Winston Salem, N.C., has grown about 60 percent in the last two years, according to company vice president, Howard Hanes...
  • GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo hit the mark in Las Vegas. A record 10,000 glass, window and door industry professionals gathered in Las Vegas for the three-day event...
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    Alcoa Inc.
    NYSE:AA 27.29 -0.20 (-0.73%)

    Apogee Enterprises
    NASDAQ: APOG 15.51 +0.38 (2.51%)

    PPG Industries Inc.
    NYSE:PPG 66.80 +0.68 (1.03%)

    Saint-Gobain
    EPA:SGO 57.10€ +0.20 (0.35%)

     

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    Second quarter 2007 earnings per share for Minneapolis-based Apogee Enterprises Inc. increased 30 percent compared to the same period last year to 26 cents, company officials announced in a Sept. 20 earnings report...

  • The much-discussed issue of anti-terrorism and blast-mitigation glazing systems was the topic of presentation for Douglas Penn, director of management, YKK AP, Austell, Ga., at Architects of a Better Mind...
  • Greg Abel, chairman for Advocates for Safe Glass of Eugene, Ore., said that a North Carolina college student’s untimely death last February could have been prevented if impact-resistant glass had been specified for a window in his dorm...
  • While the U.S. economy will grow through 2008, glass company managers need to prepare for a downturn in 2009 and 2010, according to Jeff Dietrich, senior analyst for the Institute for Trend Research...
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