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  • Saint-Gobain sold its façade installing and glass replacing activities in the United Kingdom to an affiliate of CoBe Capital. The sale comes after Saint-Gobain’s strategic review of its British glass business, say officials. Trading under the Glassolutions name until the disposal, this business has delivered an annual turnover around $90 million and employs around 440 people. The rest of the...
  • Vitro Architectural Glass restarted Line 1 at its Carlisle, Pennsylvania, float facility. The line experienced a glass leak on Aug. 17, 2017, resulting in a complete cold repair of the line. The return of Line 1 marks the restoration of 640 short tons of production per day for Vitro. The line will initially focus on running the low-iron Starphire Ultra-Clear glass, while Line 2 will continue...
  • Saint-Gobain signed two contracts with Turboden, an Italian manufacturer of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) systems, to install ORC systems in its facilities in India and Italy. Saint-Gobain chose a 1.2 megawatt unit to install at its float glass plant in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan, India, as well as a 1.2 MW heat recovery system for its float facility located in Pisa, Italy. The ORC systems will generate...
  • The council of Guelph/Eramosa Township in Ontario, Canada, passed a motion to reject the application for Xinyi Glass's planned float glass facility in the location, as reported by GuelphToday. The rejection was based on the argument that the facility will not meet dry use standards, as the plant will use over 400,000 gallons of water per day. On July 18, Xinyi representatives issued a...
  • The construction of Xinyi Glass Canada Ltd.’s first float plant in Canada could be halted by a vote of the local mayor and councillors of Guelph-Eramosa, the area where the plant is scheduled to be constructed, according to reporting by Global News. Councillor David Wolk is expected to submit a motion calling for a refusal of Xinyi Glass’s application. The potential refusal comes as a result of...
  • Guardian Glass will start its new North American jumbo coater in August. The expansion at the Carleton, Michigan, facility is on-schedule to begin producing Guardian SunGuard-coated jumbo glass soon after the start-up.  This jumbo coater is Guardian’s 12th, and the first in North America. The company will focus initial production on the most popular double and triple silver SunGuard coated...
  • According to Guelph Today, Derrick Thomson, chief administrative officer for the City of Guelph, expressed concerns in a letter sent to his counterpart for the township regarding the effects of the proposed 2-million-dollar float plant, to be built by Xinyi Glass Holdings. Among his concerns are the effects to the city’s water supply, which he says could be impacted by the new plant’s...
  • Trakya Cam Sanayii A.Ş., a Şişecam Group company, bought a further 49.8 percent stake in HNG Float Glass Ltd., its flat glass manufacturer affiliate in India, for $85.4 million. Şişecam Group, which has been in a fifty-fifty partnership since 2013, now owns 99.8 percent of the company shares with this recent buy-out.“India is one of the world’s most promising markets in terms of growth potential...
  • Şişecam Group acquired the Sangalli Vetro Manfredonia facility in Italy. This represents the Group’s second flat glass plant in Italy. Trakya Cam Sanayii A.Ş., a Şişecam Group company, completed the acquisition of Sangalli Vetro Manfredonia plant in Monte Sant'Angelo, Italy-based flat glass producer of Sangalli Group, for $18.1 million. “With this acquisition, our Group, Italy's largest Turkish...
  • Groot Glass, based in Namibia, secured $525 million in debt financing, 70 percent of the total $750 million needed for the construction of the two different glass manufacturing factories in Tses Village of the Karas Region. The amount will also cover the required infrastructure and raw materials from around Namibia, Botswana and South Africa.Groot Glass is focusing on the manufacturing of a wide...
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  • Don Friese, chairman and CEO of C.R. Laurence, will retire at the end of September, after 58 years with the company. His successor, Lloyd Talbert, has been with the company for over 25 years and will maintain his role as president along with assuming CRL’s leadership. “Don’s leadership and contribution over almost six decades has been instrumental in expanding the business from a small...
  • At the Annual Conference in April, the National Glass Association dissolved the legacy Glass Association of North America divisions to form three core committees—Forming, Fabricating, Installing—under its newly combined structure. Now, the NGA is pleased to announce the volunteer leaders for the three committees for the 2018-2020 term: Forming Chair - Mark Cody, AGC Glass Co. Fabricating Chair -...
  • The National Glass Association announced official dates for the 2019 BEC Conference. The event will be held March 3-5, 2019 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Details of the event, including speakers, accommodations and how to register, will be announced in the coming months. Check GlassMagazine.com or glass.org, and follow @glassnation and @GlassMag on Twitter for the latest updates.