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  • As part of its recovery programme, Glaston Corp.'s subsidiary Tamglass Glass Processing is restructuring its activities. A proposal for the ensuing co-operation negotiations has been issued, according to a July 30 company release.For productional and financial reasons, Tamglass Glass Processing will close its working machine and special automotive glass business.
  • Fringe organizers and festival-goers have insisted the show must go on after a 5-year-old girl was injured by a falling skylight at a children's venue.The girl had been watching The Little Mermaid at the C+3 venue on Chambers Street when the skylight fell in yesterday. 
  • A 14-year-old boy who was skateboarding on the gym roof at Trabuco Hills High School fell 40-feet when he stepped on a skylight Sunday afternoon, authorities said. The teen managed to move 40-yards across the gym floor where he landed to open a door and get help from his friends, said Orange County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Sandberg, according to an Aug. 5 OCRegister report.
  • Two window washers working in a cherry picker at a downtown Manhattan building were killed after the contraption tipped over.NYPD spokesman Detective John Sweeney says the accident happened around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday at the World Financial Center, just across the street from ground zero.
  • Two scientists are one step closer to explaining the nature of glass and its transition from liquid to solid, says a study. Peter Harrowell and Asaph Widmer-Cooper, theoretical chemists from the School of Chemistry along with colleagues from Columbia University, have been studying the transition of a fluid into a rigid glass in an attempt to understand stress relaxation in a disordered state.
  • Asahi Glass Co. Tuesday reported a double-digit rise in its group operating profit for January-June as the company was able to offset soaring materials and fuel prices with its cost reduction efforts, according to a Japancorp.net report Aug. 5. 
  • Bohle Group, an European manufacturer and supplier of tools, machines and accessories for glass processing and finishing, has opened a North American subsidiary, according to a company release. Bohle America Inc., based in Charlotte, N.C., is Bohle Group's 14th location worldwide. Until now, the export department in Germany served customers in North America and wholesalers on location...
  • Seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment fell for the seventh straight month in July by 51,000, bringing the 12-month change to -67,000, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Friday [Aug. 1]. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 5.7 percent from 5.5 percent in June and 4.7 percent in July 2007. Construction employment fell to 7,175,000, down 22,000...
  •  Asahi Glass Co., Asia's largest glassmaker, said first-half profit fell 9 percent as demand waned from builders and carmakers and without the benefit a one-time gain earned the previous year, according to a Bloomberg.com report Aug. 5.
  • APG International, Glassboro, N.J., will be closed Aug. 5 to honor the memories of Marc Rosenberg and Alan Barnett who died in a plane crash July 31, according to an Aug. 4 company release.Rosenberg, 52, chief operating officer, and Barnett, 42, assistant project manager, will be memorialized in separate ceremonies on Tuesday. They were among the eight killed when a chartered plane they were...
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