Published on January 22nd, 2016 | By: April Gocha0
Ceramics and glass business news of the weekPublished on January 22nd, 2016 | By: April Gocha
Manufacturing employment in the United States is expected to decline at an annual rate of 0.7% between 2014 and 2024, according to projections made by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. While industries relating to health care and social assistance, construction, and mining sectors are expected to experience solid job growth, the manufacturing sector should experience about 814,000 million lost jobs.
Lightweight metals leader Alcoa has signed a long-term contract with GE Aviation for jet engine components in an agreement valued at more than $1.5 billion over the contract life. Under the deal, Alcoa will supply advanced nickel-based superalloy, titanium, and aluminum components for a broad range of GE Aviation engine programs.
A new report on the state of the solar industry from the nonprofit Solar Foundation shows that the number of jobs in the U.S. in the solar industry outpaced those in the oil and gas industries for the first time ever. As of November 2015 there were almost 209,000 people who worked in the solar industry, 90% of whom only work on solar-related projects, according to the report.
Saint-Gobain is to invest around €135 million over the next two years to develop production capacity at its glass facility near Chennai, India’s largest such facility. A third flat glass production facility and a second coater for the construction market will be built on this site. This initiative bolsters Saint-Gobain’s position in flat glass as leader of the fast-growing Indian market.
Owens Corning has been recognized as a global leader in leadership development, according to an annual ranking from Chief Executive magazine. Owens Corning ranked 11th on the “2016 Best Companies for Leaders” list, which consists of 40 public companies in all.
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