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  • As the economy sheds jobs, community colleges across the country are reporting a surge of unemployed workers enrolling in courses that offer training for "green-collar" jobs.Students are learning how to install solar panels, repair wind turbines, produce biofuels and do other work related to renewable energy."I think the opportunities in this field are going to be huge," said...
  • Corsicana Glass and Mirror has been an institution in Corsicana [Texas] since 1964, but on April 1, 2009, new owner Paula Jones purchased the business, and just celebrated 10 years.The shop does picture framing, residential service calls to repair windows and storm doors, shower installations, mirrors and glass tops for desks and vanities. For commercial business customers, they replace...
  • The fight over a stalled bill that would make it easier for unions to organize workers is entering a new round, with the nation's largest business association and big labor unions gearing up competing efforts to sway a small group of senators.The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching a $1 million television advertising campaign that takes a new line of attack against the Employee Free Choice Act...
  • The aluminum industry has been hit hard by the global economic crisis with sharp falls in sales across the automotive, construction and aerospace industries.Prices have crashed, with the benchmark London Metal Exchange three-month contract dropping 62.2 percent, from a record $3,375 a ton in July of 2008 to a seven-year low of $1,275 in late February.However, a recovery has emerged in recent...
  • The 16th Vitrum, international exhibition specializing in machinery, equipment and systems for flat and hollow glass processing, to be held Oct. 28-31 in Milan, will host Vitrum Energy 2009, according to an April 8 Vitrum release. Vitrum Energy will be the first Italian and international showcase to present the latest technologies and materials for energy savings and utilization of renewable...
  • French giant Saint-Gobain, with annual turnover worth 44.8bn euros [$59.7 billion], which has so far invested 130m euros [$173.2 million] in a glass plant in Calarasi [Romania], only two years after finalizing the plant got to control around half of the float glass market and states it is set to make further investments on the domestic market on the long term.Saint-Gobain, a major global producer...
  • Ohio-based FeneTech Inc. has launched its Web site in French to better serve its European clients, according to an April 7 company release. Additional languages will follow this year.FeneTech Inc. has only recently started its marketing and sales activity in Europe, starting with the participation at glasstec 2008 in Dusseldorf, Germany.“FeneTech is moving quickly to become a global and...
  • glasstec 2010 will offer exhibitors and visitors a comprehensively revised structure, according to an April 6 release from Messe Düsseldorf North America, Chicago. With the new title “Glass Production – Processing – Products," glasstec will convey that it is the only international trade fair reflecting the entire value chain of glass in all its facets. As part of...
  • The total output of flat glass in January and February was 85.37 million weight cases, dropped by 7.1 percent year-on-year; the output of float glass was 69.94 million weight cases, down 7 percent.In January and February, 42 scaled flat glassmakers shut down, which reduced the annual capacity at about 100 million weight cases. 9 float glass companies closed up and 42 companies lowered the...
  • Nonfarm payroll employment continued to decline sharply in March (-663,000, seasonally adjusted), bringing the 12-month decline to 4.8 million (-3.5 percent), the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. The unemployment rate rose to 9 percent, not seasonally adjusted (8.5 percent, seasonally adjusted), from 5.2 percent a year ago. Construction remained in the vanguard, with job losses of...
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  • 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. 
  • Registration for this year's GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, is now open. Now in its 16th year, GlassBuild America is the largest annual gathering place for the glass, metals and window and door industries in the Americas. Join us Sept. 12-14, 2018, in Las Vegas.Education and networking highlights for 2018 include a new Opening Reception on the trade show floor, return...
  • CRH’s Americas Products Division acquired privately held Coral Industries Inc., effective April 10, 2018. Coral is a fabricator of framed and semi-frameless glass shower enclosures, custom frameless glass shower doors, and architectural glass and aluminum products, primarily in the southern United States.  “Our acquisition of Coral demonstrates our renewed focus on growth in our glass...