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*From March 8, 2012, to press time, April 5, 2012.
UPDATED: Trainor Glass Co. files for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Trainor Glass Co., which ceased operations in February, filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy on March 9, with the Northern District of Illinois U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Court documents list Trainor's estimated number of creditors at between 1,000 and 5,000, with estimated liabilities totaling between $50 million and $100 million.
Former employee files class action suit against Trainor Glass
Katherine McNeel, a former employee of Trainor Glass, filed a class action lawsuit March 21 against the glazing contractor.
Sudden closure of Trainor Glass likely to cause ripple effect across industry
The news of Trainor Glass Co.'s sudden closure last week was met with mixed reaction across the glass industry―from surprise and sadness, to fear and uncertainty.
Lawsuit filed against Top 50 Glazier CBO Glass
The International Painters and Allied Trades Industry Pension Fund filed suit against CBO Glass in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland Northern Division, March 30, claiming the contract glazier has "failed to pay amounts due under the Labor Contracts, Trust Agreements and Plan from May 2011 to February 2012 in at least the sum of $472,813.83."
AGC Glass Company North America to implement FeneVision ERP software in 15 facilities
Officials of AGC Glass Company North America announced April 2 that it will implement FeneVision ERP software in 15 facilities.
Exclusive: Grey Mountain talks strategy
In the span of three months, Grey Mountain Partners, the Boulder, Colo., private equity firm, acquired four glass and metal fabrication companies: Custom Components Co., Columbia Commercial Building Products, Global Security Glazing and Hawkins Architectural Products. Recently, Beth Lesniak, vice president and affiliate manager for Grey Mountain, spoke exclusively with Glass Magazine about what lies ahead
Pulp Studio acquires California Glass Bending
Pulp Studio, Inc. has announced its intent to acquire California Glass Bending, Inc. The acquisition will be final by the end of March and is the result of an ongoing collaboration between the two companies over the last eight years
Class action lawsuits filed in response to falling glass incidents in Toronto
Two class action lawsuits have been filed in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on behalf of owners and renters of Toronto condominiums where several incidents of glass balcony lites falling to the ground occurred last summer.
PPG responds to environmental lawsuit
Officials from PPG Industries say allegations in an environmental lawsuit filed March 20 are "without merit." PennEnvironment and the Sierra Club brought the suit against PPG and the Borough of Ford City, Pa., charging unpermitted and untreated discharge of pollutants in an area in Cadogan Township, Pa.
First look at huge Portland 'glass box' Apple store
Apple is planning a 165-foot-wide glass storefront for its new Portland store that will consist of 22 glass panels.