Today’s News for 28 January 2013

PPG Expects Georgia Gulf Merger with Commodity Chemicals Business to Close Today

PPG Industries has announced that company officials expect its previously announced separation of its commodity chemicals business and its merger with a subsidiary of Georgia Gulf Corp. to be completed later today. Upon the completion of the merger, the combined … Continue reading

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New Construction Starts Rise 23 Percent in December

New construction starts rose 23 percent in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $530.0 billion, according to the latest report from McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies. Specifically, December saw gains in nonresidential building and nonbuilding … Continue reading

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Fire-Rated Glazing Council Shares IBC Updates

Thomas Zaremba

During the fire-rated glazing council meeting last week at the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Annual Conference at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort and Spa in San Diego, Thomas Zaremba, GANA’s code consultant, provided an update on the 2012 International … Continue reading

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Glass Expo Northeast™ Welcomes Weiss USA LLC as an Exhibitor

Weiss USA LLC is set to exhibit at the Glass Expo Northeast show this March. The two-day architectural glass event will be held March 7-8 at the Hyatt Regency Long Island at Wind Watch Hotel & Golf Club in Hauppauge … Continue reading

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Glass Australia Seeks Abstracts

Glass Australia, scheduled for September 19-21 in Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, has issued a call for papers. The event is looking for papers on a number of topics, including glass in architecture, energy performance in buildings, glass production, business and … Continue reading

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