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  • 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...
  • Officials are on the scene of another incident of glass falling from the Bank of America Tower in Times Square, according to a Sept. 17 NY1.com report.It happened about 3 p.m. at West 42nd and Sixth Avenue.The Buildings Department says a debris container fell, hit a glass facade, causing several pieces to fall from the 50th floor.Sixth avenue between 42nd and 44th streets were closed as...
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc., Minneapolis, announced fiscal 2009 second quarter earnings. Apogee provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing industries, according to a Sept. 17 Market Watch report.
  • Cooperation negotiations have now ended for Glaston Corp.'s locally operating glass processing unit Tamglass Glass Processing as a part of its recovery program. The negotiations began July 30 July, according to a Sept. 10 company release. The glass processing unit will close its working machine and special automotive glass business and enhance its building glass business. At the...
  • Diamon-Fusion International Inc., San Clemente, Calif., got the exclusive contract to apply Diamon-Fusion nano-coating to the Nike world headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., near Portland, according to a Sept. 17 company release.The first phase took place this month on the John McEnroe Building facade along its exterior glass walls and windows. Santa Cruz, Calif.-based Central Coast Diamon-Fusion...
  • As of Sept. 16, 1,262 exhibitors from 48 countries have registered to participate in glasstec 2008 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany, Oct. 21–25. Exhibitors have reserved 68,493 square meters  of net exhibit space in nine halls, according to a Messe Düsseldorf North America release.To date, 857 exhibitors are from countries other than Germany...
  • A 43-year-old man died Sunday, three days after crashing through a skylight while working on the roof of a Southwest Side building, according to a Sept. 17 Southtown Star report.The man fell from a skylight while working on a roof at 4601 S. Tripp Ave. [Chicago] at 2:17 p.m. on Sept. 11, according to police News Affairs Officer David Banks. 
  • Hours after Hurricane Ike's eye passed over Houston, debris continues to fall from the Chase Tower, the tallest building in Texas, according to a Sept. 13 chron.com report.Witnesses described seeing glass flying horizontally down the streets of Houston as the windows starting blowing out in the building at around 3 a.m.
  • An iconic shopfront will soon be a thing of the past when a 40-year-old glass business downsizes after losing trade to parking restrictions, according to a Sept. 17 Hornsey Journal report.Independent shop Carters Glass on Crouch End Hill [London] says it has been crippled by parking restrictions introduced in the last two years.The glass store, which specializes in mirrors, double glazing...
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