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  • Trina Solar Ltd., a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, founded in 1997, today announced the inauguration of a 26 MW PV plant, consisting of an installation which uses primarily PV modules manufactured by Trina Solar, in Fuente Alamo, Murcia, in the south-east of Spain on Aug. 7, 2008. The...
  • Glass Magazine’s third annual Crystal Achievement Awards produced 29 winners in 21 categories, including new additions Best Retail Showroom and Best Mirror Installation/Residential.“The nominations each year just continue to amaze me,” says Matt Slovick, editor in chief of Glass Magazine. “When I see all the winners at one time, it shows how much the industry continues to...
  • Glass America has opened a new auto glass repair shop at 512 W. Eighth St. in Jamestown, N.Y. The grand opening marks the 94th Glass America repair shop to open throughout the country.Bob Leonard, manager and installer for Glass America, has worked in the auto glass repair industry for 21 years. Leonard began working in Pittsburgh as an auto glass installer, then went on to manage auto glass...
  • The Glass Doctor of Indianapolis franchise, now owned by Tim Jokl, is ready to “fix your panes,” according to a Sept. 21 Franchisewire report.Part of the nation’s largest full-service glass repair and replacement company, Glass Doctor of Indianapolis offers residential, automotive, and commercial glass services to Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Madison,...
  • A glass manufacturer with a history in Geelong [Victoria, Australia] dating back more than 70 years faces a bleak future, a union official has warned, according to a Sept. 22 Star News Group report. CSR, which purchased Pilkington Automotive this past year and re-branded it Veridan, has ordered its employees to take four weeks unpaid leave before the end of the year. Workers are scheduled to...
  • Kyocera Corp. will make a full-scale entry into the touch panel business. In respect to the resistive touch panel composed of two glass substrates, the company has already commercialized 6.2-inch products and will start mass-producing 5.7-inch products in October 2008, according to a Sept. 22 TechOn report.Kyocera plans to produce touch panels as large as the LCD panels that it mainly...
  • Macao imported 1.56 million kilos of float glass and surface ground or polished glass, in sheets, worth $634,000 in the first half of this year, as compared with imports of 1.42 million kilos worth $455,000 in the same period in 2007, according to the Macao Statistics and Census Service, Sept. 15.Poland produced 33.2 million square meters of “sheets of float glass and surface...
  • Preliminary designs for the $25 million renovation of the east and west concourses at Tulsa International Airport were approved unanimously Thursday by the Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust, according to a Sept. 19 Tulsa World report. Trustees approved a design that features 5-foot-wide peaked skylights running the 500-foot length of the concourses.
  • Japan's Asahi Glass Co., a global giant maker of automotive glass, has kicked off the operation of its wholly-owned facility in Foshan, Guangdong province, reported Guangzhou Daily yesterday, according to a Sept. 18 report in The Auto Channel. The Asahi Glass plant, its second in China, will supply for Japan's auto joint ventures in the southern Chinese province.Asahi Auto Glass (Foshan) Co., Ltd...
  • What will set one kitchen or bath apart from another? Giving it a custom, one-of-a-kind look -- glass, according to a Sept. 19 Naperville Sun report.Glass tile, an ancient material, is the new material of choice for residential and commercial surfaces because it is durable and practical. Color, texture, pattern, size and the shape of the glass tile can easily be changed making it an ideal design...
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