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  • Administrators of  the collapsed Liverpool [U.K.] firm Greenberg Glass Contracts say 70 people out of a workforce of 160 have lost their jobs as the battle continues to save the business.The company, part of the Greenberg Glass Group, was placed into administration on Tuesday morning.The firm, based at Wellington Business Park in the north of the city, supplies internal glazing to major...
  • The industry has taken a beating in the market lately, but a few standouts may shine in the long run.No one loves Arnold Schwarzenegger more than the solar industry. Kicking off the nation's largest gathering devoted to all things sunny, the California governor won thunderous applause and two standing ovations from the crowd of 20,000 at the San Diego Convention Center. "What's green for the...
  • After its downturn in 2006, China glass industry turned to the better in 2007 and the relationship of supply and demand improved significantly. The prosperity of glass industry in 2007 continued in the first half of 2008, with a fast growth rate. Production capacity kept increasing but the competition became fiercer. The market has grown saturated and the grow rate slows down. It is still the...
  • Despite the abysmal economy in the United States, glasstec ended on a successful note with more than 1,300 exhibitors and more than 55,000 visitors from across the world. The attendance was a slight improvement compared to glasstec 2006, according to a Messe Dusseldorf release, Oct. 25. About 58 percent of the visitors were from outside of Germany. France, Italy and the U.S. posted increases...
  • In addition to decorative glass booths that look like pieces of art, stunning decorative glass panels—painted, acid-etched, silk-screened, sand-blasted and more--surround the glass technology symposium area at glasstec, Dusseldorf, Germany. Exhibits in the area include a glass bridge, a glass table with a Porsche sitting on it; a glass bench with circular bottom prints; LED displays;...
  • "The market situation weakened significantly during the third quarter and in the last week of September we lowered our operating profit forecast for 2008," President and CEO Mika Seitovirta said in the company's interim report, released Oct. 24. "Demand for the Group's products in the Middle East and South America, however, continues to be strong. Demand in the One-Stop-Partner and...
  • The penultimate day at glasstec, Oct. 24, saw another full house and plenty of solar-related queries. Besana Italy introduced a double-edger with multi spindles, SQ10 T, that got much attention, said Brian Martineau, sales agent, Besana Lovati, Italy, with U.S. headquarters in Winston-Salem, N.C. “The edge of the glass preparation is important to the solar industry, because if there are any...
  • New construction starts fell 5 percent in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $529.9 billion, according to McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Cos., New York. Decreased activity was reported for both nonresidential building and nonbuilding construction, while residential building managed a slight gain from a low amount.Through the first nine months of 2008, total...
  • Related news:Full coverage from glasstecThe glasstec supernova also twinklesFrom glassblogIngo Hagemann, architect and consultant, Hagemann Architects & BIPV Consultants, Germany, presented Architecture and Photovoltaics, Oct. 23, at glasstec, Dusseldorf, Germany.“Photovoltaic is a booming industry, with a growth rate of 10 percent,” Hagemann said. “The question is, do...
  • Guardian Goole, England, held an event today to announce the addition of its new state-of-the-art laminating line and the “Glass Room,” an onsite meeting and training center. The laminating line will allow the glass manufacturing plant to create new jobs and provide glass with enhanced performance capabilities.Total investment for the line is more than $7.5 million. Local business and...
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  • The National Glass Association, Vienna, Virginia, and the Glass Association of North America are now one, united voice representing the flat glass and glazing industry. The associations embarked on the combination quest in spring 2017 with the NGA and GANA memberships voting to approve the deal in less than a year. The newly combined association will be known as the National Glass Association; a...
  • The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America have taken the next step to finalizing the combination, resulting in a new, larger, more financially sound association. Following unanimous approval by both boards of directors to combine the associations, the members now vote to ratify, according to a joint press release. 
  • Glass Magazine’s 2017 top headlines reflect an industry experiencing strong demand and market confidence, while facing capacity challenges made worse through supply disruptions. During the year, the North American industry witnessed unexpected production stoppages at three float glass lines throughout the year. Other main stories included business expansions, with announcements of major capital...