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  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., released the 2008 edition of the GANA Tempering Division’s Engineering Standards Manual, according to a June 30 GANA release. The manual includes current technology and standards for heat-strengthened and fully tempered glass products. Visit www.glasswebsite.com for more information.
  • When Northwest Industries built a glass fabrication plant in Yuma in 2005, it had expansions in mind. The company just hadn´t expected to need the extra space so quickly.If there is an economic slowdown, you can´t tell it at the plant that began operations in December 2005. Production is at full speed, with three shifts working around the clock, according to a July 19 Glass Global...
  • The former Safelite AutoGlass has closed a deal to acquire a former rival, a move that will bring the Columbus company about 1,600 workers and more than 200 service centers, according to a July 1 article from Columbus Business First.
  • The 2008 International Master Fitter Competition will take place Oct. 21-25 during glasstec in Düsseldorf, Germany, announced officials of the International Automotive Glass Federation in a June 30 release.The competition is open to master auto glass technicians around the world who have won preliminary national competitions that adhere to Master Fitter criteria. A series of organizations...
  • Asahi Glass Co., Japan's largest glassmaker, is in talks with carmakers to raise its prices 10 percent because of increasing fuel and material costs, Nikkei English News said, citing no one, according to a June 24 Bloomberg report
  • Officials of Belron US, Columbus, Ohio, announced June 20 that the auto glass repair and replacement company has reached an agreement to acquire substantially all the assets of Diamond Glass for $50 million, plus the assumption of various liabilities, subject to approval by the United States Bankruptcy Court and any required regulatory approvals, according to a PR Newswire release the same day....
  • Officials of Belron US, Columbus, Ohio, announced June 11 that Thomas Feeney, a 20-year veteran of its Safelite AutoGlass business, will take the helm as president and chief executive officer effective July 1. Feeney, 56, succeeds Dan Wilson, 57, who is retiring, according to a June 13 PR Newswire release.Feeney will lead the vehicle glass replacement and repair company, along with Safelite...
  • The Skylight Fall Protection Task Group met for the first time June 2 during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s National Summer Conference in Hershey, Pa., June 1-4. ...
  • AAMA started work on a new green rating system for fenestration products at its summer conference last week. The group also heard an update on DOE initiatives. ...
  • The value of new construction starts in April climbed 9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $553.5 billion. ...
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