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  • Japan's major glass maker, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., said on Tuesday its British unit, Pilkington, would appeal a 370 million euro cartel penalty imposed by the European Commission.Nippon Sheet Glass, which makes sheet glass for cars and buildings, said in a statement it would keep unchanged its earnings guidance for this year, which allows for the penalty, as it expected any court decision on the...
  • Riots in Greece leave hundreds of businesses cleaning up heavy damage, but, one business remains booming.Glaziers.They're on-call 24 hours a day, barely able to keep up with the demand for replacing windows, according to a Dec. 14 keyc.com report.
  • Marv Degerness is the glass doctor. He fixes your panes. That’s the marketing slogan for his business, Harmon Glass Doctor, which has stores at 1100 2nd Ave. S., Moorhead, 1220 23rd St. S., Fargo, and in Grand Forks, N.D.Each store has three employees.The Fargo-Moorhead franchise was named the 2008 Small Business of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce of Fargo Moorhead, according to a...
  • Boston is striving to become a leader in green building. But glass siding and atriums, common features of green architecture, carry an unintended side-effect: a mortal danger to birds.An estimated 5 percent of the country's bird population--or about a billion birds--die each year by crashing into buildings they cannot see, according to Daniel Klem, an ornithologist at Muhlenberg College in...
  • While tinted windows on your car might look cool - and help keep you cool - tinting the windows of your home is an entirely different matter.But a Midlothian [Chicago] company that franchises automotive repair and accessories shops was getting requests from customers to do just that.The result is an entirely new franchise that has nothing to do with Moran Industries Inc.'s core business.
  • China's stock market fell sharply on Friday as auto-related shares slid in response to the apparent failure to get a bailout bill for the U.S. auto industry through Congress.The market had already been weak because of poor Chinese economic data in the past few days, and the auto news sent the Shanghai Composite Index down as much as 3.06 percent to 1,969.492 points in the early afternoon.Fuyao...
  • The average price of glass and glass products sold by Polish manufacturers in the first nine months of this year was 4.2 percent lower than in the same period in 2007, according to a Dec. 11 report from Poland’s Central Statistical Office. In comparison, the average price of industrial goods sold in Poland was 2.6 percent higher year-on-year.
  • Ecobuild & AEC-ST Fall conference wrapped up today at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., with 2,000 attendees. About 2,300 attended last year;  the economy took its toll on attendance this year, said Laura Edwards, director of marketing, Ecobuild America, Schwenksville, Pa. The conference started Dec. 8; the exhibit opened yesterday and ran through...
  • Kerry Haglund, research fellow, Center for Sustainable Building Research, University of Minnesota, and Nils Petermann, project manager, Alliance to Save Energy, Washington D.C., made a presentation on Design and Simulation Tools for Window System Energy Performance on the last day of the Ecobuild & AEC-ST Fall conference. The conference started Dec. 8 at the Washington Convention Center,...
  • An Ankeny business crippled by a fire early Wednesday will be back up and running "as soon as possible," one of the owners said.The fire at Stubbers Cameron Glass, at 813 S.W. Ordnance Road, was likely caused by a bad battery in a battery charger, Ankeny Fire Marshal Craig Fraser said Wednesday evening
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