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  • Marking a first in U.S. history, the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport will conduct a ribbon-cutting for two new boarding bridges at 11 a.m. Thursday. In March, the airport became the first airfield in the nation to install a glass terminal bridge, according to a July 9 article on kdhnews.com.
  • Beginning in August, Glaston plans to significantly strengthen its operations in North Asia and China, according to a July 9 company release. Asia, particularly China, has a special priority in Glaston's strategy."China is in a critical position in Glaston's growth strategy,” said Mika Seitovirta, Glaston’s CEO and president, in the release. “It is not only a big market, it...
  • PPG Industries Inc. said it has agreed to sell its automotive glass and services business to a new company formed by Kohlberg & Co. LLC for $330 million in cash proceeds plus a minority ownership interest of about 40 percent in the new company, according to a July 8 report from TradingMarkets.com.
  • Nonfarm payroll employment fell for the sixth straight month in June, by 62,000 jobs, seasonally adjusted, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on July 3. Construction spending fell 0.4 percent in May, seasonally adjusted, and 6.0 percent from May 2007, the Census Bureau reported on July 1. Private residential fell 27 percent YTD and 20 percent in 2007; private nonresidential rose 20 percent...
  • IFC, Kolkata, India, a member of the World Bank Group, will help HNG Float Glass Ltd. set up a state-of-the-art plant in Halol in the Indian state of Gujarat, according to a July 7 company release. The plant will produce 600 tons of energy efficient float glass daily, helping meet demand from the construction and automotive sectors, while creating new jobs and developing local supply chains.
  • Bonnell Aluminum, Newnan, Ga., launched its large extrusion press expansion project. A new 5,500-ton hydraulic press, handling systems and ancillary equipment will arrive at Bonnell's manufacturing facility in Carthage, Tenn., over several months and be installed in a new building covering 70,000 square feet, according to a July 8 company release.
  • Diamon-Fusion International Inc., San Clemente, Calif., global developer and exclusive licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, implemented its proprietary nano-surface chemical vapor chamber coating system at Bravestro - Vidros de Segurança Ltda., the company’s exclusive distributor in Brazil, according to a July 7 company release. This industrial implementation at...
  • More than a year after announcing its intent to sell off its automotive OEM glass and replacement glass services business, PPG Industries of Pittsburgh signed a sale agreement July 8 with private equity firm Kohlberg & Co. LLC, Mount Kisco, N.Y. Under the agreement, PPG will sell the auto glass business to a new company formed by Kohlberg in exchange for $330 million and a 40 percent minority...
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  • SaftiFirst, a manufacturer of fire rated glazing and framing, now offers architects and design professionals an opportunity to receive CEU credits online with “Designing with Fire Rated Glass.” This program is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week through www.safti.com and is registered for one American Institute of Architects Learning Unit and one Health, Safety and Welfare credit,...
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