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Swiss Administrative Court: Saint-Gobain Is Not Obligated to Extend Offer to All Shareholders

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The Swiss Federal Administrative Court (FAC) had upheld Swiss specialty chemical company SIKA AG’s opt-out clause, rejecting a complaint filed over the clause by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Trust and Cascade Investment. The court drama began after French … Continue reading

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Linetec Hires Thomas Hogg to Sales Team

Thomas Hogg has joined Linetec as territory sales manager serving customers in the Southwest. He has 16 years of experience in the construction and architectural building products industries, including new construction and renovation for residential and commercial markets. Based in … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Deal Between OBE and CRL Closes

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In what is believed to be the largest acquisition deal ever between two U.S. glass/metal industry companies, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® (OBE) completed the acquisition of the C.R. Laurence (CRL) Company today. The acquisition became public last week but was awaiting final … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Ford’s the Word

Every Thursday, in conjunction with USGlass magazine’s 50th anniversary celebration, USGNN.com™ is taking a look back at past issues and highlighting advertisements, stories and images that ran throughout the publication’s half-century life. This week, it’s a glassy project by a former business. … Continue reading

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Glaston Sells Pair of Furnaces to Chinese Company

Finland-based Glaston Corp. announced it has received a “significant” order from Chinese company Yunnan Diankai Energy Saving Science & Technology Co. Ltd. for two Glaston CCS1000 double-chamber glass tempering furnaces. The deal is worth approximately $2.67 million (EUR 2.4 million), … Continue reading

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AccuTec Buys Edgewell’s Industrial Blades Division

AccuTec Blades Inc., which manufactures blades used in glass processing and other sectors, has acquired Edgewell Personal Care Company’s (EPC) Industrial Blades division. “Our new name, AccuTec Blades, reflects the precision and accuracy of the products we develop, and underscores … Continue reading

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BLOG: Scattershot Knickerblogging

“As summer comes to a close, some random thoughts about what’s going on out there…”—Chuck Knickerbocker READ MORE

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BLOG: Marketing Communications Strategy Question No. 8

“Do employees in your organization understand and support the marketing communications plan and their role in it?”—Vladimir Seizovic [guest blogging for Richard Voreis] READ MORE

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In the Office Sector, Green Building is only a “Big” Business

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When it comes to green building for commercial spaces, large is in charge. Real estate services company CBRE Group recently collaborated with Maastricht University to create the 2015 Green Building Adoption Index, an annual measurement of commercial green building adoption … Continue reading

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It Starts Early …

“I’m not sure exactly when it starts. And even more of a question for me is whether or not it is a genetically predisposed trait or something that we learn at an early age. Either way, it is a trait … Continue reading

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