Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • During the AIA 2010 National Convention, June 10-12, in Miami, Safti First, San Francisco, promoted its continuing education offerings for architects. “We’re really expanding our education focus,” said Diana San Diego, director of marketing. Safti is presenting its educational material in several formats for architects. The company introduced a CD ROM, “Designing with...
  • The Glass Association of North America announced today it is a new member of theZero Energy Commercial Buildings Consortium, a group of organizations interested in advancing energy efficient commercial building technologies, practices and policies. The Consortium is working with the United States Department of Energy to develop and deliver technology, policies, and practices to achieve a market...
  • Bekaert Specialty Films LLC today announced it has earned ISO 14001:2004 certification, further solidifying BSF’s commitment to minimizing the manufacturing impact of its leading energy saving window films, sold under the Solar Gard, Panorama and Quantum brands. ISO 14001 is an international standard for environmental management systems whose goal is to reduce the ecological footprint of a...
  • GlasWeld, Bend, Ore., an industry leader in glass repair since 1982, today announced the launch of its targeted marketing division, Vortex Ad Group. Drawing on decades of experience in the glass repair industry, this marketing team has created a complete line of professional and affordable marketing materials targeted specifically for auto glass repair companies. Glass repair or restoration...
  • Dow Corning will create the world’s largest online portal for the purchase of silicone-based products to help customers deal with challenging economic markets, according to a June 9 release. The company’s Xiameter Web-enabled business will more than double the number of products and give customers increased options in how they purchase essential raw materials.All standard silicone...
  • Officials at CPFilms Inc., St. Louis, a wholly owned subsidiary of Solutia Inc., St. Louis, and a producer of LLumar and Vista commercial window films, announced the launch of one-of-a-kind energy audit tools including an online energy savings estimator called the One Minute Challenge, according to a June 4 release.Based on the U.S. Department of Energy’s DOE-2 energy simulation...
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, introduced three American Institute of Architects’ Continuing Education Services courses, including two that fulfill the AIA’s new sustainable design requirement, according to a June 3 release.Paint Specifications and the Effects on Green Building and Energy Efficient Glazing are designated sustainable design learning units. Both also earn Health,...
  • Despite the down economy, Lauren International, New Philadelphia, Ohio, parent company to Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, and LMI Custom Mixing, Cambridge, has made significant investments in equipment, information technology and processes over the past two years, according to a June 2 Edgetech release. As a result, in April, Edgetech achieved record-breaking sales.“Continuous...
  • Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries’ first corporate sustainability report highlights key accomplishments in several areas of interest to environmentally progressive architects and builders, according to a May 26 release.In the green construction arena, PPG architectural glasses, including Solarban solar control, low-E glasses, are the first product in their industry to be cradle-to-cradle...
  • May National Associates Inc., Lakewood, N.J., announces its license to produce PRC insulating glass sealants from PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, according to a May 20 release. The products will now be offered under the Bondaflex brand, expanding May National’s product line of high-performance sealants for the residential and commercial fenestration markets.The product includes the...
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  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...