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  • A worker wearing a safety harness fell through a glass roof at Grand Valley State University's Kirkhof Center Monday afternoon. The worker, John Badour, was caulking a section of roof with glass panes. There are metal rails around the glass, but the man fell through into a conference room, according to a July 28 article from Wood TV.
  • Chinese investors have built Ethiopia's first glass factory worth $15 million, the Ministry of Trade and Industry announced on Tuesday. The Chinese have been investing heavily in Africa, especially in resource rich areas. However, figures of their investment in Ethiopia were not readily available, according to a July 29 Reuters report.
  • Sahely Mukerji, news editor and managing editor of Glass Magazine, talks with Jim Benney, executive director, National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md.What is the status of outside development support funding for the Component Model Approach program?We got approval for $200,000 from the Department of Energy. Also got in-kind support from Southern California Edison CTAC. [Edison CTAC,...
  • PPG Industries’ automotive glass and services business, which is under contract to be sold to a new company being formed by Kohlberg & Co., LLC, Mount Kisco, N.Y., and PPG, will begin using the name “Pittsburgh Glass Works,” effective Aug. 1, 2008. The newly-formed business will continue using the name following closure of the transaction with Kohlberg & Co. that is...
  • Officials of Apogee Enterprises, Minneapolis, indicated the company would sell its 34 percent interest in PPG Auto Glass following the completion of its sale to Kohlberg & Co. LLC, Mount Kisco, N.Y., later this year, according to a July 28 MarketWatch.com report."With PPG's agreement to sell a majority interest in its automotive glass and services businesses, expected to close in the...
  • During the opening session of the National Fenestration Rating Council’s Summer Meeting July 28, Michael Collins, vice president, Building Products Group, Jordan, Knauff & Co., Chicago, presented “Window & Door Industry Update.” He talked about: residential and commercial market overviews, Building Information Modeling, green building update, Chinese building products...
  • The National Fenestration Council’s Summer Meeting opened July 28 in Chicago. There were 117 attendees representing 84 companies,12 first-time attendees, and three new member companies: Glen Raven Inc., Burlington, N.C.; the National Glass Association, McLean, Va.; and the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association, Roseville, Minn.A series of task group meetings took place this morning...
  • As more Japanese companies expand by making large acquisitions abroad, some are finding they are missing a key element of success: a top executive who can bring together diverse domestic and foreign operations. … Joining the list more recently is Stuart Chambers, a former chief executive of U.K. glassmaker Pilkington PLC that two years ago was acquired by a rival only half its size, Japan'...
  • Viridian's  multimillion dollar investment in an upgrade of its glass manufacturing plant in Dandenong, Victoria, is on track to deliver a new range of high quality energy-efficient products for commercial and residential buildings. The plant upgrade is following swiftly upon the acquisition last year of the former Pilkington plant by CSR and a subsequent grant from the Victorian government...
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc. today reaffirmed its fiscal 2009 earnings guidance and updated its revenue outlook prior to participating in investor meetings in late July and August. Apogee provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing industries. "For full-year fiscal 2009, Apogee continues to expect earnings from continuing operations of $1.82 to $1.94...
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