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  • Bryan Kirby has become manager, customer service, for PPG automotive replacement glass, succeeding William Horvath, who recently retired after 31 years of service with PPG Industries, Pittsburgh.Kirby joined PPG in 1998 as a chemical engineer for the chloralkalai and derivatives business and held various engineering positions before becoming design engineer in 2002 for the group. In 2003, he...
  • Abra Auto Body & Glass, a Minneapolis-based damaged vehicle repair company, announced today the opening of their fifth repair center in metro Milwaukee. Located at 14750 West National Avenue in New Berlin, this is Abra's ninety-second repair center in 11 states, according to a July 21 StreetInsider.com report.
  • Her hair — all those writhing, slithering serpents, undulating in freakish asymmetry — seems to have been transplanted to the Sol Lewitt Gallery at the New Britain Museum of American Art, according to a July 20 Republican American article.
  • A cutting-edge residential facility at SUNY Cortland was recently awarded a prestigious designation by the nation’s leading evaluator of environmentally sustainable and energy efficient buildings.Constructed in 2005, the Glass Tower Hall is one of approximately 40 newly constructed buildings in New York State to win Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the...
  • A teenager died after falling from the roof of a swimming pool, police said.The 18-year-old male plunged from the roof after clambering on to the building in the early hours of Monday morning.It is thought he smashed through a skylight and fell inside, landing in the cafe area of Girvan Swimming Pool in Ayrshire, according to a July 21 The Press Association report.
  • Zhejiang Glass Co Ltd said its first-half to June net profit is expected to be up over 100 pct from the year-earlier level, mainly due to high returns from its 78.69-pct owned unit Qinghai Soda Ash Co., according to a July 21 Quamnet report.
  • With a new CEO in place and the backing of a large international parent, Columbus-based Belron US Inc. is planning to double in size over the next five years, according to a July 18 Columbus Business First report.The auto glass maker and installer, formerly Safelite Group Inc., has a blueprint to reach its goal, and company officials say they are in negotiations to acquire several competitors....
  • For the second time in less than a year, a new buyer has been found for the PPG Canada windshield factory in Hawkesbury. However, uncertainty continues to hang over the plant, one of the largest industries in the district, according to a July 18 Tribune-Express report.A decision on the fate of the local operation will likely be taken in the fall.
  • Officials of Window Film Systems, London, Ontario, announced July 21 that the company is joining forces with Quebec’s D.M.Q.Madico. Effective Aug. 1, Window Film Systems will be the sole distributor of Madico window film products in Canada, according to a release. Philippe Vandeuren, formerly of D.M.Q.Madico, will assume the role of director of sales for Quebec and eastern Canada.
  • The Glass Guru Franchise Systems Inc., Roseville, Calif., launches its 14th franchise location. Based in Santa Rosa, Calif., this newest location is owned by Pat Powers whose company Professional Window Services has served the North Bay Area for two decades. In addition to traditional glass and window replacement services, The Glass Guru locations offer unique money-saving restoration services...
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