Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • In the past 18 months, Sun Capital Partners, Boca Raton, Fla., has become a major player in the glass industry, purchasing Arch Aluminum & Glass, Tamarac, Fla., in February 2010, acquiring United Glass Corp., Louisville, Ky., in April, and outbidding Grey Mountain Partners for Vitro America, Memphis, last week, via its American Glass Enterprises subsidiary.The winning bid was...
  • Officials of Vitrum Industries, Langley, British Columbia, announced the addition of Paul Booth to its outside sales team. He has more than 12 years experience in the local glass industry, specializing in case distribution, tempered, insulated and laminated glass sales. Booth will cover the greater Vancouver area and the Okanagan, according to a release.
  • In response to flat glass manufacturer price increases, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope announced a price increase of its own. In a May 31 letter to customers obtained by Glass Magazine, COO Jim Avanzini states: "We received notice from our flat glass manufacturers that pricing on all glass products will increase 8-10 percent, effective June 23, 2011. The increase announcements cite...
  • In a June 3 letter to customers, Tubelite, Walker, Mich., announced it will implement a 9 percent price increase for all price book sections, effective June 27, 2011. The company's product offering includes architectural aluminum entrances, storefronts, mid-rise curtainwalls and operable windows. 
  • Officials of float glass manufacturer Saint-Gobain Glass India said June 3 that the company would invest about $223.1 million  in various projects over the next two years, according to a same-day Business Standard report.The company's Managing Director B Santhanam said while approximately $179 million would be invested in their new facility in Bhiwadi in Rajasthan, about...
  • Diamon-Fusion International, Inc., Irvine, Calif., announced today, June 2, the signing of a new distribution agreement with Sur Extremo S.A., the Buenos Aires-based shower door manufacturer. This new agreement provides Sur Extremo a surface protective coating for its well-established brand, Shawer, along with an added capability to offer all of DFI's aftermarket products, including the new...
  • After hours of intense negotiations, and 23 rounds of bidding yesterday, Sun Capital Partners outbid Grey Mountain Partners for Vitro SAB's U.S. subsidiary Vitro America. The winning bid was approximately $61 million, a substantial increase over the original $44 million price. Sun Capital must close the sale by June 17, 2011, or Grey Mountain, the back-up bidder, can step back in. The sale...
  • U.S. builders began work on more home-remodeling projects in April, but the increase barely lifted overall construction spending above its lowest level in more than a decade, according to a June 1 report from The Associated Press.Construction spending rose 0.4 percent in April, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. The jump in spending on home improvements offset declines in single-family...
  • India's Sezal Glass sold its float glass business to Saint-Gobain Glass India for $152.4 million, according to a May 31 Wall Street Journal report.The float glass facility in Jhagadia Industrial Estate in the western state of Gujarat has the capacity to produce 550 million tons of glass per day, according to the report.
  • Officials of Bohle America, Charlotte, N.C., announced the formation of the new Bohle Industrial Automatic Glass Cutting Technology and Chemicals Department in Harwinton, Conn. The new department, led by Dana Barberet, director of Cutting and Chemicals, will focus on the development and introduction of new glass cutting technology from the Bohle Group's manufacturing headquarters in...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...