Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • More than 100 attendees gathered in San Francisco last week for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance 2014 Winter Conference. The meeting included several days of committee and task group meetings, followed by two days of educational seminars.In addition to the group’s extensive technical activities, the meeting agenda included discussion of Life Cycle Assessment for windows and processed...
  • GPAD 2014 organizers released the official seminar program for the event, to be held March 20-21 in New Orleans. The event is dedicated to CEOs, presidents and operation directors of glass processing companies, and features live sessions about complete automation, namely the close integration of software and machinery technology, officials report.This year, Platinum event sponsors, FeneTech...
  • Participant registration for Glass Performance Days China 2014 is now open. The conference will be held April 12 in Shanghai, and feature presentations on glass processing techniques, challenges and solutions in coatings, as well as trends in architectural glass use and glass business.
  • Dow Corning will host a free one-hour webinar on Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. EST, featuring Stanley Yee, a facade design and construction specialist at Dow Corning. During the webinar, Yee will explain how using specific energy-efficient solutions can improve thermal performance and empower architects with greater design freedom, Dow Corning reports. The “Improving Building Enclosure Thermal Performance...
  • A joint-association glass industry task group is months away from completing the Product Category Rules for Life Cycle Assessment, according to officials at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Annual Conference, running Feb. 16-19 in Orlando. In 2011, AAMA joined forces with the Glass Association of North America, Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance and Window and Door...
  • The Aluminum Extruders Council will host Robert DeFrancesco, attorney at law for Wiley Rein LLP, at the 2014 Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference. DeFrancesco will be making a special presentation, "The Rise of State-Owned Entities and Their Effects on Metal Trade: A Case Study, the U.S. Countervailing Duty Case Against Aluminum Extrusions from China," giving attendees a rare inside look at...
  • The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association will host its 27th annual Glass Expo at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md., on April 30, from 3 to 9 p.m. The only glass show in the Washington, D.C., area, Glass Expo 2014 features over 130 exhibitors showcasing the latest architectural glass and glazing products, curtain wall and storefront systems, equipment and machinery, tools, mirrors, bath enclosures,...
  • During its Annual Conference, the Glass Association of North America introduced the first-ever C. Gregory Carney Member of the Year Award, a legacy award remembering the remarkable contributions of GANA's recently departed associate and glazing industry leader, Greg Carney.Carney began his career in the architectural glass industry in 1981 and was involved in glass design, specification,...
  • The Aluminum Extruders Council will host its 2014 Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference March 18-20, at The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Fla., according to a Jan. 28 release. The meeting offers a wealth of information to help attendees make better informed decisions to guide companies to greater success. The meeting will include sessions covering topics on Opportunities for Aluminum in...
  • Organizers of GPAD 2014 recently announced a detailed outline of this year’s event, available on the official GPAD website. Organized by Ohio-based software specialist FeneTech Inc.,GPAD 2014  will take place March 20-21, 2014, at the JW Marriott in New Orleans. The two-day event is designed to educate the glass processing industry on how state-of-the-art integrated machinery and customized...
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...