Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The Asahi Glass Co. recorded revenues of JPY1,444,300 million (approximately $14,009.7 million) during the financial year ended December 2008, a decrease of 14.1 percent compared to FY2007. The operating profit of the company was JPY154,000 million (approximately $1,493.8 million) during FY2008, a decrease of 22 percent compared to FY2007. The net profit was JPY39,200 million (...
  • Zeledyne LLC purchased a state-of-the-art cutting system for its Tulsa plant, according to a June 10 release. Installation of the system is underway, with completion expected by early August.“This $4 million investment at our Tulsa plant represents a significant commitment to this plant and our manufacturing capability in general,” said Michael McCarney, CEO, in the release. “...
  • Figures examined by Gimav, the association of Italian builders and suppliers of machinery, equipment and special products for glass processing, confirm that the industry is doing well: in 2008 exports and sales of Italian glass processing machinery rose by 2.47 percent and 2.11 percent respectively, building on the 2007 results, a record year for this special niche of Italian products,...
  • GlasWeld, Bend, Ore., recently completed a glass restoration consulting and contracting job on the newly constructed Central Los Angeles High School # 9, according to a June 9 release. The comprehensive performing and visual arts high school was designed by architect HMC Architects/Coop Himmelblau and built by PCL Construction. The unique design of the building utilizes large gable windows that...
  • 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...
  • [Midland, Mich.-based]  Dow Corning experts will make three presentations highlighting a variety of silicon-based solutions for cross-industry applications at the Glass Performance Days Conference & Expo, June 12-15, at the Tampere Hall in Finland.At the conference, Dow Corning will make the following presentations:On June 12 in Tampere Hall, Eric Peeters, global executive director,...
  • Associations will collaborate on window, door and skylight courses on MyWindowClass.comLeaders of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., and the National Glass Association, McLean, Va., announced a new alliance where the two organizations will provide a series of online training modules specifically for the residential and commercial window, door and...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) have jointly released the updated 2008/2009 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast. This report delivers accurate and timely information on window, door, skylight and curtain wall market trends, dynamics, and product relationships for both residential and commercial...
  • The first of a series of educational Webinars for the glass and glazing industry, titled Thermal and Energy Modeling of Two Fenestration Systems in Hot and Cold Climates, is now available on the Glass Association of North America's Web site, according to a June 8 release. The webbing focuses on obtaining and maintaining long-term energy savings and sustainability, and was written by...
  • Q&A with Margaret WebbMargaret Webb, executive director of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario, says certification, technical activities and new product presentations will top the agenda at IGMA’s summer meeting, June 17-19, in Montreal.What are the main items on the agenda for the upcoming meeting?IGMA’s focus for the meetings is technical and...
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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...