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Sika AG Throws Up New Roadblock for Saint-Gobain

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French conglomerate Saint-Gobain’s deal to acquire a controlling interest in Swiss specialty chemical company Sika AG appears to have had the brakes thrown on. The Sika Board of Directors has decided the Burkard’s family voting rights in the company should … Continue reading

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The Pushback Over Saint-Gobain’s Move to Acquire a Controlling Interest in Sika AG Accelerates

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The management of Swiss specialty chemical company Sika AG continues to push back against French conglomerate Saint-Gobain’s move to seek controlling interest in the company. Several investors are supporting management’s position, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust, Cascade … Continue reading

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Sika AG to Meet with Investors over Saint-Gobain Deal

Swiss specialty chemical company Sika AG has announced it will hold an investor meeting to discuss Saint-Gobain’s (SGO) move to seek a controlling interest in the company. Schenker Winkler Holding AG, which is owned by the Burkard family and holds … Continue reading

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Schenker Winkler Holding Looks to Remove Three Sika Board Members

Schenker Winkler Holding AG, which is owned by the family that controls Sika AG, has requested the Swiss specialty chemical company hold an extraordinary general meeting and proposes to remove Dr. Paul Hälg, Monika Ribar and Daniel Sauter as current … Continue reading

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Saint-Gobain Seeks Controlling Interest in Sika

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French conglomerate Saint-Gobain plans to acquire a controlling interest in Swiss chemical company Sika AG, which specializes in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing and protecting in the building sector and automotive industry. However, … Continue reading

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Jodan Architectural to Represent Vetrotech in Florida

Fire-rated glazing and framing systems manufacturer Vetrotech Saint-Gobain added Jodan Architectural Concepts to its architectural representative team for the state of Florida. “Jodan’s connection with the Florida region will be a good fit for products like Vetrotech HI, the newest … Continue reading

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European Court: “Not Enough Evidence” to Fine Soliver Over Alleged Glass Cartel Involvement

The European General Court has allowed Soliver NV—a relatively small glass manufacturer active in automotive glass, as well as other areas—to avoid an almost $5.5 million USD (€4.4 million Euros) fine by ruling that the European Commission did not provide … Continue reading

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GlassCon Debuts with Transatlantic Debate Covering Global Glass Innovation

Graham Dodd of Arup took part in today's Glasscon Global Transatlantic Debate.

“Some of the greatest minds in our industry are in attendance at this conference.” Those were the words of Ed Zaucha, chair of the inaugural GlassCon Global Conference, which opened today at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Approximately 350 … Continue reading

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Mall of America Expansion to Utilize SageGlass

Saint-Gobain announced SageGlass will be included in expansion plans for the Mall of America in Minneapolis, which are expected to be completed by next summer. The new entrance to the mall features a 3,500-square-foot rotunda skylight comprised of more than … 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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