October 16, 2007 | Vol 2, Num 42
e-glass weekly, your weekly source for industry news and financial data
News to know
New retainage reform laws protect subcontractors
Solar Decathlon competitors look to glass industry for performance products
More top stories
Product spotlight
Rain-screen panel system
Business headlines
If you sold your company, what would you do afterward?
Continue with acquirer
Start a new non-glass business
Buy another business
Retire (Golf! Fish! Something!)

Last week's poll results: 
Who is the most demanding customer?

37.11%: Architect

30.93%: Homeowner

15.46%: General contractor

11.34%: Your spouse

5.15%: Building owner


Business headlines

Analysts predict rebound for Asahi India Glass
Although Asahi India Glass stocks tumbled from January to June and have remained stagnant since, financial analysts expect a turnaround, according to an Oct. 5 article from Sify Business … read more

Fuyao Glass reports huge gains for first three quarters
Net profit increased 45.5 percent for China’s Fuyao Glass Group Industries Co. in the first nine months of the year, compared to the same period last year, according to an Oct. 12 article from AFX Newswire. Operating revenue increased 31.8 percent for the period, year-over year … read more

Apogee ups quarterly cash dividend by 10 percent
The board of directors for Minneapolis-based Apogee Enterprises Inc. raised its quarterly cash dividend 10 percent from last quarter to $0.074 per share, according to an Oct. 10 company release … read more

C.R. Laurence set to open Australia location
Hardware supplier C.R. Laurence Co. of Los Angeles will open a warehouse and distribution center in Sydney on Nov. 5, according to an Oct. 11 company release … read more

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