April 13, 2009
Corsicana Glass and Mirror has been an institution in Corsicana [Texas] since 1964, but on April 1, 2009, new owner Paula Jones purchased the business, and just celebrated 10 years.The shop does picture framing, residential service calls to repair windows and storm doors, shower installations, mirrors and glass tops for desks and vanities. For commercial business customers, they replace...
April 8, 2009
French giant Saint-Gobain, with annual turnover worth 44.8bn euros [$59.7 billion], which has so far invested 130m euros [$173.2 million] in a glass plant in Calarasi [Romania], only two years after finalizing the plant got to control around half of the float glass market and states it is set to make further investments on the domestic market on the long term.Saint-Gobain, a major global producer...
April 6, 2009
Bohle America Inc., with headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., has been working in cooperation with the German chemical company Aachener Chemische Werke since March 1, 2009, according to an April 6 Bohle release. The American subsidiary of the Bohle Group will take over general sales in North America of the specialist's products for the glass industry from its current supplier Glass Supplies Inc. Hans...
March 31, 2009
The Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va., hosted an event in Denver this week and detailed how the proposed "card check" legislation currently being debated in Washington poses real risks for the nation's union construction workers.AGC CEO Steve Sandherr explained how provisions in the bill, known as the Employee Free Choice Act, required federal arbitrators to...
March 30, 2009
Direct Source International has acquired the assets of Advanced Global Technologies, Mount Laurel, N.J., in a transaction effective the last day of 2008, according to a March 26 release. AGT specializes in global sourcing of components supplying OEM manufacturers in the window/door and industrial markets. Products include aluminum/vinyl extrusion, metal stamping, die casting, injection products...
March 23, 2009
Reliable Auto Glass is a leading windshield replacement company in Phoenix. The comprehensive glass replacement company is pleased to announce their continued commitment to total glass solutions for all automotive and residential applications and will change its name to Reliable Glass. Reliable Glass has taken steps to hire certified glass technicians trained in residential glass repair.
March 20, 2009
C.R. Laurence Co., Los Angeles, acquired Ebor Group Holdings Ltd., Manchester, England, according to a March 20 CRL release.Ebor was founded in 1981 by Stephen Boocock and three partners, and has grown to be a well known supplier of accessories, tools and machinery to the glazing and stone industries throughout the U.K. Ebor recently added the CaesarStone line of quartz surfaces and the...
March 12, 2009
Glass Doctor of Ramsey will host an open house 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 27 at its renovated shop at 75 Orchard St., Ramsey, N.J.Read full release.
February 3, 2009
Officials at Glass Doctor, Waco, Texas, announced the grand opening of the first Canadian Glass Doctor franchise, Glass Doctor of Kawartha Lakes. Owned by Joe and Wendy Barrieau and Brian Stephens, the franchise is located in Bobcaygeon, Ontario. Glass Doctor plans to open another franchise in Ontario this spring, according to a Feb. 3 release. The company expects to add as many as 10 Canadian...
February 2, 2009
GlasWeld, Bend, Ore., launched its Distance Learning Program Feb. 2. The glass repair education, training and certification program is delivered to customers via Gconnect, a proprietary online communications platform utilizing Adobe Connect technology.The on-demand training modules in the program’s initial release include introductory information on new repair techniques using GlasWeld...