Happy New Year: A Look Back at the Top Stories of 2016
Before heading into the new year, let’s take a look back at USGNN.com™’s most heavily trafficked stories of 2016.
1 – PPG Sells Assets of Flat Glass Business to Vitro for $750 Million
The biggest news of the year was PPG Industries selling its flat glass business to Mexico-based Vitro. Our multiple follow-up articles on the deal also ranked among the most-viewed at USGNN.com™:
1a. EXCLUSIVE: What Led to PPG’s Sale of its Glass Business?
1b. How PPG is Transitioning its Glass Business to Vitro
1c. Vitro’s Purchase of PPG Glass: Looking Forward
2 – From Production to Sizes, Big Glass Takes the Stage at AIA 2016
The expanding sizes of glass are a major topic among architects, and it was a highlight at the 2016 AIA convention in Philadelphia.
3 – Venezuela Takes Over Guardian’s Glass Factory
This summer, the Venezuelan government seized a Guardian Industries plant.
*Follow-Up Coverage of Venezuela Takeover of Guardian Plant
4 – Koch Industries Acquires Full Ownership of Guardian
Koch Industries, which previously owned part of Guardian, purchased its remaining shares and now fully owns the glass manufacturer.
5 – Louisiana Fabricator Hit Hard by Flooding; Industry Businesses Struggling Through Devastation
Glass businesses in the Baton Rouge, La., area were largely affected by substantial flooding that causing massive damage to homes and property.
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