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  • Sales reached $39.3 billion in the first nine months of the year for French glass giant Saint-Gobain Group, company officials announced in an Oct. 24 investor conference call...
  • Three of the four industry leaders who will attend Glass Processing Days in June 2007 spoke during a GPD news conference Oct. 26 during Glasstec in Dusseldorf, Germany...
  • Solar technology and design took center stage at the Glasstec trade fair Oct. 24-28 at the Düsseldorf fairgrounds in Germany. More than 54,000 visitors from 84 countries had opportunities to learn about product developments from 26 exhibitors that brought new solar technologies to the show, and to attend about 20 seminars dedicated to energy-saving products and architecture...
  • While Finland’s Kyro Corp. reported gains in net sales and operating profits in the first half of 2006, numbers for its Glaston Technologies business sit slightly lower than the same period last year, company executives reported during a news conference Oct. 25 held in conjunction with the Glasstec trade fair in Germany last week...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association of Schaumburg, Ill., is working to expand its product certification program, increasing options for commercial and architectural product manufacturers. Members were updated on those efforts, as well as AAMA’s new blast certification program at its fall meeting Oct. 15-18 in Las Vegas...
  • 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...

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