Posts Tagged ‘ PPG ’

Day Two Impressions

Sep 14th, 2012

From a unique product idea to some great conversations, here goes my impressions from GlassBuild America day two. Best product: I saw a lot of innovative products today but I have to give the award to VEKA for its Solutions product—the “Sol,” standing for solar. The window includes a solar collector that harnesses the sun [...]

Industry Rep Headed to Charlotte, N.C., for Democratic National Convention

Aug 31st, 2012

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In the midst of this year’s Republican and Democratic national conventions, being held in preparation for the upcoming election, one industry representative who works closely with the door and window industry is preparing to attend the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.   Deron Patterson, a senior account manager for PPG Industries’ flat glass division, [...]

$75,000 PPG Suit Against Jeld-Wen Dismissed with Prejudice

Jul 30th, 2012

PPG Industries’ suit against Jeld-Wen Inc., which alleged breach of license, has been dismissed. According to the order of dismissal, which was granted by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, both companies agreed the suit should be dismissed with prejudice and therefore the Klamath Falls, Ore., window manufacturer Jeld-Wen cannot be [...]

PPG Commodity Chemicals Business to Merge with Georgia Gulf

Jul 20th, 2012

PPG Industries and Georgia Gulf Corp. have announced that the boards of directors of both companies have approved definitive agreements under which PPG will separate its commodity chemicals business and merge it with Georgia Gulf. The terms of the transaction call for PPG to form a new company by separating its commodity chemicals business through [...]

PPG Reports Increased Volume, Price Compression in Second Quarter

Jul 20th, 2012

Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries has reported that its glass segment sales for the second quarter totaled $273 million, down $1 million for the same period in 2011. The company reports that “higher flat glass volumes were offset by lower pricing and the negative impact of foreign currency translation.” Glass segment earnings totaled $23 million, a decrease [...]

Door and Window Companies Make the Fortune 500

Jun 1st, 2012

Earlier this month, Fortune magazine released its annual list of the top 500 U.S. companies – among the top rankings for 2011 are companies representing all facets of the door and window industry including several suppliers, many of whom are in the chemical sector, as well as companies including Home Depot and Masco, parent company [...]

Flexibility and Variety Reign at AIA

May 18th, 2012

“We have a little bit of everything in our booth,” said Miguel Chavez, Fleetwood Windows and Doors. That also seemed to accurately sum up the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention, which opened yesterday in Washington, D.C. From trim products to lumber to glass and windows, the event offered a little bit of everything to [...]

Glass Maker Sues Window Manufacturer for Breach of License

May 15th, 2012

PPG Industries has filed a suit against Jeld-Wen Inc. alleging the company has breached its rights to PPG’s patent applications. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, on May 1, 2012. The complaint alleges that PPG is the owner of patent applications covering an insulating unit having [...]

Cardinal Corp. Turns 50: Focus is the Key, According to O’Shaughnessy

Apr 26th, 2012

A steadfast focus on customers has enabled Cardinal Corp. to successfully complete 50 years in business, says Roger O’Shaughnessy, president and CEO. “We were lucky,” O’Shaughnessy says. “A lot of great customers brought us here. Customers come first, and second people. There’s no substitute for paying attention to the customer. It all begins there. Once [...]

PPG Global Color Experts Share Color Trend Observations

Jan 31st, 2012

PPG Industries announced it is convening 23 of its color experts, representing six color-oriented businesses across three global regions, to share color trend observations and insights for a variety of markets during its annual weeklong workshop in New York, January 31-February 3. As part of the meeting, PPG color experts will engage in interactive and [...]