Glass industry news

Corning restarts production after fire

Published: April 21, 2010 by Helen Bird

Specialty glassmaker Corning has reportedly resumed production at its Wilmington plant in Delaware, USA after it was disrupted by a fire in early April.   The blaze, which is thought to be the result of a malfunction with a piece of glassmaking equipment, was brought under control… Read more

Consol plans 25% production boost

Published: April 21, 2010 by Helen Bird

African container glass manufacturer Consol has announced its intention to build a new plant in Nigel, South Africa, boosting its annual output by 25%.   The factory, in which Consol will invest a reported ZAR 1.9 billion, will increase the group’s annual production by 220,000 tons to… Read more

O-I fills marketing position

Published: April 20, 2010 by Helen Bird

President of O-I Europe Jose Lorente has announced the appointment of Jonathan Marshall as Marketing Director, Europe. Mr Marshall joined O-I in 2006 as Marketing Manager for the UK and The Netherlands. Most recently he was Regional Sales & Distribution Director, North West Europe.  

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Guardian to close Walled Lake production plant

Published: April 20, 2010 by Helen Bird

Guardian Industries has confirmed the planned closure of its glass fabrication plant at Walled Lake in Michigan, USA.   The company’s spokeswoman, Amy Hennes, said that the decision had been made because of ‘continued reduction in business and the ongoing slowdown in the economy’. Read more

Glasstec announces 2010 President

Published: April 19, 2010 by Helen Bird

Martin Gutmann has been appointed President of Glasstec 2010.

The Guild Master of the Federal Association of Glazier Trades succeeds Paul Neeteson, who held this office for the last Glasstec in 2008.  

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Dismatec awarded for export achievements

Published: April 16, 2010 by Helen Bird

UK glass plant engineering company Dismatec has been recognised with an award for its achievements in expanding into export markets.   At the Going Global Awards 2010, organised by Yorkshire Forward and UK Trade and Investment, the supplier’s Managing Director, Michael Horsfield,… Read more