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  • CSR’s recent acquisitions of Pilkington and DMS Glass, and the subsequent launch of Viridian , brought about the need for many changes; in particular, new product names needed to be developed to incorporate the new brand.
  • A construction worker was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon after falling more than 25 feet from the roof of the Menards construction site at 1999 Walker Lake Road in Ontario. A Springfield Township EMS spokesperson says the accident happened at 2:32 p.m. The unidentified 23-year-old man was working on the roof when he apparently fell through a skylight and to the ground, according to a July 17...
  • A door and window maker is aiming to see its way through the credit crunch by expanding its factory and increasing its workforce by a half to cope with increased demand.Solex Manufacturing hopes to boost turnover to £4m by the end of the year after merging its two premises in Washington into one larger site on the town’s Benthall Business Park.It also plans to increase staff by 10 from the...
  • South Korea will start commercial production of window-type solar panels in 2010 that can help cut electricity usage in buildings, automobiles and electronic appliances, a state-run laboratory said Thursday.The panels--developed after 10 years of research--have an energy efficiency of 11 per cent but cost only a fifth of silicon-based solar panels used today. Conventional solar panels have a...
  • PPG Industries has acquired coatings supplier Vanex Inc., PPG said Tuesday. Terms for the Mount Vernon, Ill.-based company were not disclosed, according to a July 15 AP report …
  • A multi-million financial support package and use of a bank’s overseas network has helped in the growth of a Consett business.Specialist glass maker Romag Holdings is on a rapid expansion path after seeing revenues jump by 69 percent to £11.58 m [$23.2 million] over the six months to the end of last March.Its products range from bullet and blast glass to solar panels and are used in the Royal...
  • Danube Building Materials, a leader in the construction, building materials and shop fitting industry, has announced its plans to invest AED 50 million towards aluminum and glass manufacturing by 2009. The move is in line with the extensive growth witnessed in the aluminium market, with recent studies predicting that aluminum production in the UAE will cross 2.5 million metric tons by 2010. In...
  • Losses made by Tamglass Glass Processing, part of Glaston Corp.'s heat treatment business area, have significantly burdened the first quarter financial results for the corporation and Tamglass glass processing has continued to operate in the red. In addition, global economic uncertainty is being reflected in the group's major, comprehensive, one-stop-partner deliveries in particular,...
  • American Auto Glass Alliance, a corporation formed and financed by independent glass retailers, has made a national after-hours call center available to all AGR independents, according to a July 15 Reuters.com report. The AAGA vision: to give independents the ability to compete with the national retailers while maximizing their marketing budget overnight, on weekends and holidays. The alliance...
  • Marv Degerness, owner of the Glass Doctor of Fargo/Moorhead franchise, was honored as the 2007 Glass Doctor Franchisee of the Year during the company’s 2008 annual conference at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas, June 25-28. The Franchisee of the Year Award is presented to the franchisee who has consistently grown his or her business through the Glass Doctor training system and has...
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