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PPG Reports Quarterly Net Sales up 4 Percent from Prior Year

PPG Industries reported third quarter 2014 net sales from continuing operations of $3.94 billion, up $161 million, or 4 percent, versus the prior year. Net income for the quarter from continuing operations, meanwhile, was $377 million, or $2.70 per diluted … Continue reading

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Coastal Hires Steve Middleton to Cover European Market

Coastal Shower Doors announced it has hired operations manager Steve Middleton to lead its new launch into the European market. Based in England, Middleton will be responsible for developing a distribution network within the European Union by appointing importers and distributors in … Continue reading

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GPD Conference Calling for Papers

Glass Performance Days (GPD) has issued a call for papers for its 2015 GPD conference, set to take place June 24-26, 2015 in Tampere, Finland. Jorma Vitkala, chairman of the organizing committee, says the 2015 conference will feature instant polling … Continue reading

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Show Floor Expands at Glass Expo Northeast™ with YKK AP America

YKK AP America is set to exhibit at Glass Expo Northeast™ 2015, a two-day architectural glass event to be held April 23-24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel in Hauppauge, N.Y. YKK AP America of Austell, Ga., will … Continue reading

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Apple’s Recently Acquired Sapphire “Glass” Supplier Shutting Down Plant

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The glass-happy technology giant Apple may be facing some changes to its development of sapphire “glass” production. Apple recently purchased a former solar panel manufacturing site in Mesa, Ariz. and leased the space out for more than $500 million to … Continue reading

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Website of the Week – Firestone Building Products

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NFRC Announces Student Film Winners

National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) Student Film Contest, held as part of the NFRC 25 Year Anniversary, were announced at the NFRC Fall Membership Meeting. Prizes were awarded as follows: First place ($1,500) – Michelle Gupta and Jessica Wu; Second … Continue reading

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PPG to Cease Glass Production in Mt. Zion Next Month

PPG Industries’ flat glass business unit will cease glass production at the Mt. Zion, Ill., facility on November 30, 2014. As previously announced, this plant was sold to Fuyao Glass America earlier this year. “While PPG had the option to … Continue reading

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Midwest Wholesale Hardware Announces New Branding

Midwest Wholesale Hardware (MWH) has unveiled new branding, including a new logo. The branding change is part of the company’s continuous focus on providing improved services and communications with their customers, according to the announcement. The new logo is designed … Continue reading

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Dodge Momentum Index Dips in September

The Dodge Momentum Index fell in September, dropping to 115.8 (2000=100) for the month, down 0.7 percent from August’s reading of 116.6 according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure … Continue reading

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