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  • Some operations have resumed at PPG Industries' glass manufacturing operation in Wichita Falls, Texas, after torrential rains caused flooding and closed the plant temporarily Aug. 19, according to a company release Sept. 2.Float glass line No. 1 and the magnetron sputtering vacuum deposition coater used to make energy-efficient, high-performance glass are operating fully. The tempering line is...
  • Nonresidential construction spending continued growing in July, despite the weak economy and housing slump, said Ken Simonson, chief economist, Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va., in a Sept. 2 release. "But Congress must act promptly to avert layoffs in power and highway construction." Simonson's comment followed the release of construction spending data from...
  • Taiwanese glass manufacturers are teaming up to bid for the contract to supply glass to the world's tallest building, Burj Dubai, it was reported Sunday.An estimated 110 Taiwan glass manufacturers plan to form a consortium to bid for the contract for the Dubai Tower, which will stand at more than 800 meters when it is unveiled in 2009, and replace the 508-meter Taipei 101 as the world's tallest...
  • A Rossford glass manufacturer was penalized by the Ohio EPA for failing to submit a risk management plan, authorities said.Pilkington North America must pay a $15,150 civil penalty for failing to submit a timely emergency plan for its automotive glass manufacturing facility at 140 Dixie Hwy., according to a Sept. 1 toledoblade.com report.
  • Equalizer Industries, Round Rock, Texas, is putting the finishing touches on its new 35,000-square-foot corporate headquarters, announced Eric Asbery, president, Aug. 29. The new facility in the north Austin suburb of Round Rock will showcase cutting-edge production and larger-scale research and development capabilities, according to a release. The building will also feature high-tech...
  • Wall-to-wall windows have become a signature of chic urban living, from Minneapolis to Miami. Home magazines and real-estate ads depict fashionable people in glass-walled towers lounging in front of endless views. But some residents say the reality can be less glamorous. Their windows often are streaked or spotty, even when washed regularly. The sun fades not just furniture but also kitchen...
  • Shares in laminated glass maker Asahi India Glass Ltd. reversed losses to jump 16.77 percent to 63 rupees [$1.4] after 5.82 million shares of the company, or 3.63 percent of the equity, changed hands in a block deal on the NSE.
  • Belarus’ Construction Ministry reported that the development of the domestic glass industry is a priority, with modernization of the construction materials industry to take place this year and in 2009, according to the Belta news agency Aug. 26. Georgia exported 4 tons of glass mirrors worth $69,000 in 2007. Georgia imported 19,881 tons of “float glass and surface ground or...
  • Belron US, Columbus, Ohio, has signed a letter of intent to purchase substantially all of the assets of Harrisburg, Pa.-based Cindy Rowe Auto Glass, says Jenny Cain, public relations manager, Belron US."The companies will go through a due diligence process for approximately 90 days," Cain says. "Throughout the due diligence process Belron US and Cindy Rowe Auto Glass will...
  • In 18 to 20 months the Bulgarian town of Razgrad will again have a plain glass plant. This announced Li Wei, vice-president of the Chinese holding Luoyang and Denis Barekov, owner of the Bulgarian company Via properties, which one year ago bought the bankrupt plant in Razgrad, Diamond.The investment is between 80 million EUR [$117.6 million] and 120 million EUR [$176.4 million]. The construction...
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