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  • Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s iconic glass box house in Plano, Ill., has flooded–again, according to a Sept. 16 Wall Street Journal article.For the sixth time in 60 years, the Farnsworth House, one of the most famous examples of Modernist architecture, has been overtaken by a swollen Fox River. Record rainfall caused flood waters on Sunday to rise nearly two feet above the...
  • Iowa City will dedicate its most recent art acquisition--a hand-painted, tempered glass sculpture by artist B.J. Katz [founder and director, Meltdown Glass Art and Design LLC, Chandler, Ariz.]--at noon Thursday at the Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert St., according to a Sept. 17 press-citizen.com report."Dancing Water," which includes 22 separate 2-foot-by-...
  • Royal DSM N.V., the global life sciences and materials sciences company headquartered in The Netherlands, today announces a major capacity expansion for its innovative picture glass claryl. Within a year after its launch, market demand for this innovative product has risen so quickly that DSM decided to build an additional oven at its manufacturing facility in Geleen, the Netherlands, increasing...
  • Glasstech Inc., Perrysburg, Ohio, will feature the following glass processing systems at Glasstech Asia 2008, Nov. 20-22, at booth H04, the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, according to a company release Sept. 16.The Cylindrical Radius Bender – Solar Parabolic Shapes (CRB-S) processes parabolic trough reflector glass shapes for concentrated solar power....
  • The producer price index (PPI) for finished goods tumbled 1.6 percent before seasonal adjustment (-0.9 percent seasonally adjusted) in August but rose 9.6 percent over the past 12 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday, according to The Data DIGest Sept. 16. The PPI for inputs to construction industries, a weighted average of materials used in every...
  • On Sept. 12, Mike Hovan, president, Edgetech IG, Cambridge, Ohio, met the Ride 4 Hope team, a team of 23 cyclists, in Circleville, Ohio, and presented a $2,500 check for its cause, according to a Sept. 15 company release. The Ride 4 Hope team started on a 3,000-mile cross-country journey from San Diego to Atlantic City in September collecting donations for the United Kingdom’s Hope House...
  • Taiwan Glass Industrial plans to invest an additional $62.7 million in the next three years in its plant in Changpin Industrial Park in central Taiwan to produce glass products for the solar cell industry, according to data provided by the Industrial Development Bureau of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs, according to a Sept. 15 DigiTimes.com report.
  • At the Glasstec 2008 exhibition Oct. 21-25 in Düsseldorf, Germany, Glaston will show an enlargement to the widely respected flat tempering machine family, the Tamglass CHF, according to a Glaston release Sep. 15.The new CHF Pro will also be presented at the GlassBuild America show  Oct. 6-8 in Las Vegas.The Tamglass CHF Pro model is an improved version of the Tamglass CHF which has been...
  • Asahi Glass Co. will trim production in North America by 25 percent in October as car sales slow, the Nikkei newspaper reported, according to a Sept. 14 Bloomberg.com report.Asahi Glass, which earlier cut North American output by 10 percent, plans to hold production at the lower level through the end of this year, Nikkei reported today, without saying where it obtained the information. The...
  • A court in Düsseldorf Court, Germany, granted Aegis Tools International Inc., Madison, Wis., a preliminary injunction Sept. 12 against PMA Tools AG, Germany, for infringement on the patented design of the Solo Windshield Setting Tool, according to an Aegis release Sept. 12. The injunction will prevent PMA Tools from showing its Wis Pro installation tool at the  Automechanika fair...
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