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  • Officials at a Springfield [Mass.] hospital say they have no immediate plans to replace a window at a doctor's office building where some people say they have seen the image of the Virgin Mary, according to an Oct. 2 article in The Boston Globe.Thousands of people have flocked to Mercy Medical Center to see the image, since a patient reported seeing it at about 11 a.m. Tuesday, said Mark...
  • DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions has licensed its DuPont SentryGlas Expressions digital safety glass interlayer technology to Alaa International for Trading Services Company (abbreviated as AFI or Alaa For Industry), located in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
  • Officials of PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, announced Oct. 1 that the company has completed the sale of its automotive glass and services business to a new company formed by funds managed by Kohlberg & Company, LLC, Mount Kisco, N.Y. The new company is named Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC.PPG received approximately $270 million in net proceeds from the transaction, which included customary closing...
  • Key financial, tax and spending legislation affecting construction remains hung up. Today the House rejected a financial rescue package, although the chamber is expected to reconvene on Wednesday. The House and Senate have been unable to agree on a bill to extend tax credits, due to expire at yearend, that have fueled construction of wind and solar power projects. Congress did pass a bill that...
  • Don't let the gorgeous design distract you – the light emitting glass known as Planilum created by French design firm Saazs and Saint-Gobain Innovations differs from any lighting you've seen before.For one, the light seems to be both drawn on the glass and living within it.
  • The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) today expressed disappointment in the U.S. House of Representatives for failing to pass the bipartisan Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) by a vote of 228-205."This legislation was a move that we believe would have restored confidence in the financial markets," said Stephen E. Sandherr, chief executive officer of AGC....
  • The Glass Association of North America announced today that it has formed an association-wide Energy Committee, which will focus on glass usage in solar power creation, photovoltaic technologies and more.  Stanley Yee, a Principal and Building Enclosure Consultant of Portland-based The Façade Group, LLC, has been named Chair of the Committee.“Energy is quickly becoming an...
  • GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo is just six days away at the Las Vegas Convention Center.In 2008, 485 companies will showcase their products at GlassBuild America, which will feature 161,260 net square feet of exhibit space. The show will host 113 first-time exhibiting companies. As of Sept. 26, 6,940 have pre-registered, an increase of 2 percent compared to pre-...
  • Safelite Solutions, Columbus, Ohio, has promoted three of its employees to strategic account manager positions throughout the country, according to a Sept. 29 company release.Kent Henry of Louisville, Ky.; Howard Mabin of Northfield, Ohio; and Andrea Taylor of Colchester, Conn., were recently promoted to strategic account managers and will be responsible for effectively managing Safelite...
  • The future is clear for the Glass Doctor of Greater Cincinnati franchise, which opened for business despite being without power due to recent storms caused by Hurricane Ike, according to a Sept. 29 FranchiseWire.com report.Located at 4806 Interstate Drive in Cincinnati, Glass Doctor offers mobile residential, automotive and commercial glass services to Butler, Clemont, Hamilton and Warren...
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