Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The Macao Pavilion is under rapid construction and has taken an initial shape, according to the website for the Shanghai 2010 Expo. The seven-story pavilion sits under the China National Pavilion and is shaped like a "rabbit lantern."Covering an area of 1,000 square meters, the main building of the pavilion is 19.99 meters high, symbolizing the return of Macao to Chinese Government rule...
  • The chairman of ASAS Co. for Industrial Projects said that the company's subsidiary Zujaj will soon set up an $11.78 million glass factory in Qatar, the Peninsula reported.He pointed out that Zujaj will set up the factory at the small and medium size industrial area with an initial targeted production capacity of 600,000 square meter of glass, according to a Sept. 13 MENAFN.com report.
  • After months of promoting President Obama's climate plan as a vehicle to create millions of clean-energy jobs, supporters of the legislation are increasingly pushing another strategy -- its benefits for national security.It's a deliberate, anxiety-themed effort to press a handful of fence-sitting moderates to support a bill that will probably be the administration's next great legislative push...
  • Engineers have developed a new composite material of glass fibers, which they say reduces the thickness and cost of blast-proof windows.As well as protecting against terrorism, the new thinner windows could be used to shield buildings from hurricane winds and earthquake damage.“Currently, blast-resistant window glass is more than 1 inch (2.54 cm) thick, which is much thicker than standard...
  • The chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America echoed a common refrain Thursday [Sept. 10]: No one's making loans to developers, so the nation's commercial construction market won't improve anytime soon.Kenneth Simonson didn't deliver just bad news Thursday morning at the San Antonio branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas downtown.Speaking to the San Antonio Business...
  • On Aug. 24, Los Angeles-based, C.R. Laurence Co., opened a 36,000-square-foot facility in Ilsfeld, Germany, north of Stuttgart, according to a Sept. 10 release. Formerly located in Bad Wimpfen, the new location brings the products and services closer to Stuttgart.“This is an important segment of our European strategy," said Donald E. Friese, chairman and CEO, in the release. "We...
  • Thomas D. Lee Jr., who ran his family's glass business for nearly six decades, died Monday [Sept. 7] at the Hadlow Center for Caring of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida of complications of a stroke. He was 85.The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Thursday [Sept. 10] at Southside Baptist Church, 1435 Atlantic Blvd. The funeral will follow at 11, according to a Sept. 9...
  • Britain and China have agreed trade and investment deals worth $500 million, including help for U.K. low carbon products and services, the British government said on Thursday [Sept. 10].The new contracts include a deal between Pilkington Group Ltd., the U.K. unit of Japanese glassmaker Nippon Sheet Glass Co., and the Chinese glassmaker Shanghai Yaohua Pilkington Glass to build a new factory for...
  • First Solar Inc. said Tuesday [Sept. 8] it has received initial approval from the Chinese government to build what may become the largest solar field in the world.First Solar, which makes more solar cells than any other company, said it struck a tentative 10-year deal to build in China's vast desert north of the Great Wall. The project would eventually blanket 25 square miles of Inner...
  • A man was crushed to death in a tragic accident at his family glass business tonight.The 49-year-old was working alone in the company factory of GW Glass [Australia] when he tried to move large storages of glass at about 9.20 p.m. The small, family-run company has machinery to move glass, however somehow the man became caught between two piles that fell in a domino effect and crushed him,...
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...