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  • Analysts from the Tokyo-based Rating and Investment Information Inc. maintained their AA issuer rating for Asahi Glass Co., of Japan, according to a July 31 article in The Nikkei Weekly...
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance’s Certification and Education Committee has started developing coursework on IG manufacturing quality...

  • Members of the National Fenestration Rating Council of Silver Spring, Md., have been meeting for years to develop a rating program for nonresidential fenestration products and systems. However, members of the design community, and building owners and managers, have been largely absent throughout this process...
  • In the midst of a busy nonresidential construction season, many glazing contractors nationwide face growing backlogs that stretch personnel resources and force managers to more carefully consider what projects they accept...
  • Mexico’s Vitro S.A. de C.V., France’s Saint-Gobain and Japan’s Nippon Sheet Glass released quarterly earnings reports in the last week with mixed results...
  • Average diesel prices nationwide increased 2 cents last week to $2.95 a gallon, according to data released July 24 from the Energy Information Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Energy...
  • Participants at the National Fenestration Rating Council’s Summer Membership Meeting July 24-27 in Minneapolis face a looming November deadline for technical procedures in the rating program for nonresidential fenestration products and systems...
  • With second quarter net income of $280 million, or $1.68 a share, on sales of $2.82 billion, officials at PPG Industries of Pittsburgh reported an all-time record first quarter sales in a July 20 release.

    Source: PPG Industries Inc., Pittsburgh


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  • ASTM International officials moved forward on drafting a voluntary standard for glass furniture, a proposal many manufacturers say could hurt an already struggling sector of the industry...
  • Representatives from the Americas Glass Association of Placerville, Calif., and the Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association of Topeka, Kan., participated June 28 in their first joint conference call to address proposed standards or building codes for glass bath enclosures...
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