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  • GANA’s Tempering Division met on the third and final day of the association’s fall conference, Sept. 10, in Dallas. Several committees, sub-committees and task groups meetings updated their work.The Construction Subcommittee had Window Cleaning Industry Update on its agenda, during which the media representatives were asked to leave the room.During the Optical Distortion Subcommittee...
  • Research and Markets announced the addition of the "China Company Report - Fuyao Grout Glass Industries Co., Ltd. " to its product offering. Fuyao Group is the largest, most advanced manufacturer, and the biggest exporter of automotive glass in China, the research firm reports.China's auto output in 2007 was 8.88 million units, an increase of 22.02 percent year-on-...
  • Automotive glass maker Belletech will build a 100-employee plant in Southeast Indiana to supply the Honda Civic assembly line opening in Greensburg this fall, according to a Sept. 9 IndyStar.com report.Belletech announced the proposed 40,000-square-foot plant yesterday, saying it would open in mid-2009 in an industrial park on U.S. 421 outside Versailles. The company will receive more than $1.5...
  • Lynx Services, the Pittsburgh-based auto glass claims management provider, has adopted the open source version of Ingres Database to process auto glass claims for its clients, according to a Sept. 9 Business Wire release. Ingres Corp., Redwood City, Calif. is a provider of open source database management software and support services. It provides high availability, quick...
  • A library is supposed to be a refuge of calm and tranquillity, but reaching one in Montreal can also be a form of extreme sport.Ever since the city's showcase Grande Bibliothèque du Québec opened to acclaim in 2005, it has been shedding pieces of glass. In three years, 13 of the glass panels encasing the building have exploded and shattered.
  • Two companies have been fined after an accident in which a lorry driver was injured beneath a 600 kg glass panel.Scheldebouw UK is being fined £20,000 and Brookfield Construction £18,000, with costs of £10,000 and £9,962 respectively.
  • Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "China Glass Industry Market Report, 2008" report to their offering. The report sets about the supply and demand market of China glass industry; and expounds the output tendency, regional distribution, industry structure, product price, import and export etc of China glass industry in recent years. Also, the report makes pertinent...
  • Solel Solar Systems announced the opening of a $9 million factory in Finland in partnership with Glaston.

  • “Climate Change” and “Cap and Trade” were the buzz words on the second day at the GANA Fall Conference, Sept. 9, at the Wyndham Dallas.“Energy and climate are the two issues that are going to change the glass and glazing industry,” said Kim Mann, general counsel of GANA, Topeka, Kan. “NFRC, Energy Star, greenhouse emissions, carbon footprint are...
  • Keynote speaker, Russ Huffer, chairman and CEO, Apogee Enterprises Inc., Minneapolis, spoke on the State of the Glass and Glazing Industry.“North America was a very protected market,” Huffer said during the speech, which was available as a live podcast. “A lot has changed. We’re affected by the global market where any standard item can be imported at low cost;...
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