January 22, 2008 | Vol 3, Num 3
e-glass weekly, your weekly source for industry news and financial data
News to know
Nickel sulfide in library fašade causes legal issues
More top stories
Safety for visitors
This week in glassblog
Clean and green at Sage
Product spotlight
Antibacterial mirror glass
Business headlines
Have you seen an increase in jobsite theft of materials and equipment?
Yes, and it's been major
Yes, but it's been minimal

Last week's poll results:
Of the following, which country has the fastest-growing glass industry?

73.45%: China

12.39%: India

11.5%: United Arab Emirates

1.77%: Vietnam

.88%: The Philippines


Business headlines
PPG sales up 15 percent in fourth quarter
Officials from PPG Industries Inc., Pittsburgh, announced in a Jan. 17 earnings report that sales for the fourth quarter 2007 reached $2.9 billion, up 15 percent compared to 2006. Income in the quarter reached $200 million, or $1.21 per share.

In the glass segment, net sales reached $291 million in the quarter, compared to $264 million in fourth quarter 2006; and $1.18 billion for the year, up from $1.15 billion in 2006, according to the report … read more

Glass production, sales up in South Africa
Production of glass and glass products in South Africa in the first 11 months of 2007 was 3.2 percent higher than in the same period in 2006, according to a Jan. 9 report from Statistics South Africa … read more

Poland’s glass producer price index up 3.2 percent
The producer price of glass and glass products in Poland in the first 10 months of 2007 was 3.1 percent higher than in the same period in 2006 … read more

Elmont Glass enters switchable privacy glass market
Elmont Glass Co., Garden City Park, N.J., became a supplier of liquid-crystal switchable glass, according to a Jan. 10 company release. The privacy product switches from clear to opaque on command and can be used for commercial or residential applications, according to the release … read more

Colorado glass shop becomes Glass Doctor franchise
All Cracked Up/Vision Cos., Tabernash, Colo., joined the Glass Doctor franchise system, according to a Jan. 14 Glass Doctor release. Officials from the company, now The Glass Doctor of the Colorado Rockies, say they plan to expand service by opening additional locations in four neighboring counties, according to the release … read more

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