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  • Executives at the National Glass Association, McLean, Va., announced the Repair of Laminated Automotive Glass Standard (BSR/NGA R1.1-2007) has been approved by the American National Standards Institute, New York. ROLAGS is a joint product of the NGA, an ANSI-accredited standards developer, and the National Windshield Repair Association, Garrisonville, Va. NGA served as the secretariat for ROLAGS...
  • Energy saving products and production process efficiency were the key issues at the 18th China International Glass Industrial Technical Exhibition May 16-19 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre...
  • The Chinese building material industry saw big production gains in 2006 as manufacturing facilities country-wide implemented efficiency changes, according to a May 22 report from China Economic Net ...
  • Nonresidential construction starts for January to April reached $97.6 billion, with April alone reaching the highest in 18 months, according to a May 10 release from Reed Construction Data ...
  • When the 1,776-foot tall Freedom Tower opens at Ground Zero in New York, it will feature about a million square feet of glass and glazing from fabricator Viracon of Owatonna, Minn., and curtain wall company Benson Industries of Portland, Ore...
  • Daylighting helps schools do more than save energy
    Innovative Design Inc., Raleigh, N.C., builds new high performance sustainable schools, incorporating daylighting. Michael H. Nicklas, one of the owners of Innovative Design, said that the schools his company builds have the highest attendance in their counties, and absenteeism is about half of what it is in other schools ...

  • Alcoa-Alcan merger could increase prices
    Officials from the world’s second largest aluminum producer, Alcoa of Pittsburgh, announced May 7 the company planned to issue an unsolicited bid of almost $27 billion for rival Alcan Inc. of Montreal ...

  • Officials from Finland’s Glaston Corp., formerly Kyro Corp., announced the company’s net sales reached $78.9 million from January to March...
  • PPG Industries’ Director of Investor Relations Vince Morales confirmed April 19 the Pittsburgh-based company is still looking into the possible sale of its automotive original equipment manufacturer glass and automotive replacement glass and services businesses...
  • Members of the glass industry gathered in Norfolk, Va., April 15-18 for the building performance committee meeting of standards organization ASTM International in West Conshohocken, Pa.
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