Industry News
October 27, 2008 - Germany - The international competition for autoglass specialists took place during the Glasstec tradeshow in Düsseldorf, Germany.
October 24, 2008 - Toronto architect Stephen Teeple has crafted a building style that bypasses the glass boxes and historical boxes that make up most new condos form, the Globe and Mail reports. | READ MORE
October 22, 2008 - "Why, I must ask, does being 'green' mean building with glass and steel and concrete and then adding wind turbines, solar panels, water heaters, glass atria - all the paraphernalia of a new "green building industry" - to offset buildings that are inefficient in the first place?" | READ MORE
October 21, 2008 - Designers wanting to reduce the environmental footprint of their buildings are in fact often adding to the environmental load by overglazing their structures, a Toronto architect says.| READ MORE
Oct. 21, 2008, Chicago, Ill.- US researchers have found a way to make efficient silicon-based solar cells that are flexible enough to be rolled around a pencil and transparent enough to be used to tint windows on buildings or cars.
Oct. 20, 2008 – Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) has acquired a license from Research Frontiers Inc., the developer and licensor of SPD-Smart™ light-control film technology.
Oct. 17, 2008, Pittsburgh – With the completion of the sale of PPG Industries’  automotive glass and services business, Pittsburgh Glass Works officially launched business operations, yesterday, October 1, 2008.
Oct. 7, 2008 - Mississauga South MPP Charles Sousa has taken up the cause of PPG Canada Inc. employees. | READ MORE
Sept. 30, 2008 - Glaston Corporation has closed the “working machine and special automotive glass business” of its subsidiary Tamglass Glass Processing.
Sept. 30, 2008 - As an expression of its long-term commitment to sustainability, Kawneer Company, Inc., has launched Kawneergreen.com.
Sept. 25, 2008 - Edgetech I.G. has announced that its industry sales team will now represent products from sister company, Lauren Manufacturing, in the window, door and insulating glass markets.
Sept. 24, 2008 - Company investing $100 million in plant upgrades, announcing plant closures.
Sept. 9, 2008, Vancouver, B.C - Owens-Illinois Inc. is closing its glass container plant in Lavington, B.C., cutting 300 jobs, the third Canadian plant closure this year as the U.S. company streamlines operations.
Sept. 9, 2008 - After torrential rains caused flooding that forced the temporary closure on Aug. 19 of PPG Industries’ glass manufacturing operation here, some operations have resumed.

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