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PPG to Manufacture Starphire® Glass Using Oxy-Fuel Furnace in Fresno

PPG Industries will begin manufacturing Starphire ultra-clear glass using oxy-fuel furnace technology at its float glass plant in Fresno, Calif. The glass was formerly manufactured only at PPG’s central Pennsylvania plant. According to Patrick J. Kenny, PPG director of marketing, … Continue reading

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PPG Recognized by CIO Magazine

PPG Industries is a recipient of the 2014 CIO 100 in CIO magazine. The 27th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). “Receiving the CIO … Continue reading

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Glass Industry Building Presence in Better Plants Initiative

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Under the Better Buildings Initiative, the Department of Energy seeks to improve the energy efficiency of commercial and industrial buildings by 20 percent by 2020. A key component of that initiative is Better Plants, which the DOE’s Andre de Fontaine discussed … Continue reading

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Court of Appeals Affirms PPG’s Implementation of Wage Structure, Cuts Didn’t Violate Union Arbitration Award

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed May 9 that PPG Industries Inc. didn’t violate a past arbitration award to the United Steelworkers and Local Union 193-G, despite contrary arguments by the union. According to court documents, … Continue reading

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More from China Glass: Deron Patterson Gives First-Hand Report

Deron Patterson, international sales manager, flat glass international, for PPG Industries, traveled to China recently to take part in the China Glass Expo, which took place in Shanghai. “The Shanghai glass show has been very informative and busy at our … Continue reading

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Glass Sales Contribute to PPG’s Record First-Quarter

In its first-quarter results, PPG Industries reported its glass segment saw net sales increase from last year. According to the report, net sales were up 4 percent from last year, totaling $266 million for the quarter. That $10 million boost, … Continue reading

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Tecnoglass Names New VP of Business Development

Ted Krantz joined Colombia-based Tecnoglass as the company’s vice president of business development. Most recently Krantz served as director of skyline quality standards with PPG; he retired from there on March 1. According to a statement from Tecnoglass, “It’s not … Continue reading

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Chicago Company Recognized for Memento Made with Starphire® Glass

  A custom-etched 12–by-12-inch crescent (curved glass) award manufactured by the Chicago-based Slee Corp., featuring Starphire glass by PPG Industries, recently was named the Best New Technology at the 2014 International Awards Market, an annual event held by the Awards … Continue reading

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PPG, J.E. Berkowitz Announce Glass Supply Milestone for the Tower at PNC Plaza

PPG Industries and glass fabricator J.E. Berkowitz, LP have announced that they have shipped about 50 percent of an order they received in 2013 to supply more than 400,000 square feet of fabricated vision glass panels for the Tower at … Continue reading

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Glass Industry and Related Companies Make Fortune’s Most Admired List

At first glance you might not think about glass when you see the name “Berkshire Hathaway,” but the company, led by Warren Buffet, does in fact have a place in the industry. MiTek Industries, a Berkshire-Hathaway company, acquired Portland, Ore.-based … Continue reading

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