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  • The 19th edition of the Glasstec International Trade Fair opened its doors today, welcoming exhibitors from almost 50 countries to a show that occupies nine halls at the Düsseldorf fairgrounds in Germany...
  • Glass companies will get a break from high energy prices this winter. Both diesel fuel and natural gas prices will be lower than last winter, according to predictions from Short-Term Energy and Winter Fuels Outlook that the Energy Information Administration released Oct. 11...
  • Manufacturers of curtain walls and architectural glass can celebrate the New Year early. Economists who spoke at the Reed Construction Forecast in Washington, D.C., Oct. 11, expect nonresidential construction to continue its boom throughout 2007...
  • At the start of the month, fabricators saw their energy surcharges from most glass manufacturers edge up from $1,250 in the third quarter to reach $1,300. The natural gas portion of the surcharge remained at $900, while the diesel surcharge rose from $350 to $400...
  • Q&A with William O’Keeffe
    In a series of e-glass weekly articles on wired glass in schools, architects said budget issues become an issue for school districts wanting to make the switch from wired glass to fire- and impact-resistant alternatives...

  • The structural committee for the International Code Council of Falls Church, Va., disapproved a set of proposed amendments backed by the America’s Glass Association of Placerville, Calif., that would have toughened the hardware and glass requirements for frameless shower doors...

  • The value of construction put in place rose to $1.2 trillion in August, up 0.3 percent compared to July, and 4.4 percent over August 2005, according to an Oct. 2 report from the U.S. Census Bureau...
  • Glass fabrication equipment supplier Salem Distribution Co. of Winston Salem, N.C., has grown about 60 percent in the last two years, according to company vice president, Howard Hanes...
  • GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo hit the mark in Las Vegas. A record 10,000 glass, window and door industry professionals gathered in Las Vegas for the three-day event...
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    Stocks to watch

    Alcoa Inc.
    NYSE:AA 27.29 -0.20 (-0.73%)

    Apogee Enterprises
    NASDAQ: APOG 15.51 +0.38 (2.51%)

    PPG Industries Inc.
    NYSE:PPG 66.80 +0.68 (1.03%)

    Saint-Gobain
    EPA:SGO 57.10€ +0.20 (0.35%)

     

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    Second quarter 2007 earnings per share for Minneapolis-based Apogee Enterprises Inc. increased 30 percent compared to the same period last year to 26 cents, company officials announced in a Sept. 20 earnings report...

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