Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Calgary will soon be home to the world's biggest skylight.It is being installed at The Core shopping center downtown and will span three city blocks."It's actually going to be the largest skylight of its kind in the world, so it's quite a coup for Calgary to get it. And I think it's going to be quite an amazing feature to the building," says Cindy Turnquist, a spokesperson for The Core...
  • A St Andrews University [Scotland] student has died after falling through the skylight of a shop during a night out.Alex Richardson, 21, from Newmarket in Suffolk, crashed through the window at the Home Improvements Mica Homestore in the town center on Tuesday at 2230 GMT, according to a March 27 BBC report. 
  • Indianapolis-based Earth-Solar Technologies Corp. has enjoyed a steady increase in interest in its solar energy systems since starting up two years ago.And business will only get better if Congress passes the Obama administration's plan to curb global warming by making it more expensive to emit greenhouse gases."It's inevitable that the world is going to shift to renewable energy," said...
  • The Employee Free Choice Act of 2009--otherwise known as "card check"--is organized labor's dream. As a practical matter, this legislation, pursued by both the Obama administration and the Democratic Congress, would do away with the secret ballot in the unionization process. Although card check's advocates and critics have spilled much ink arguing about the bill's fundamental fairness...
  • Direct Source International has acquired the assets of Advanced Global Technologies, Mount Laurel, N.J., in a transaction effective the last day of 2008, according to a March 26 release. AGT specializes in global sourcing of components supplying OEM manufacturers in the window/door and industrial markets. Products include aluminum/vinyl extrusion, metal stamping, die casting, injection products...
  • Glaston Corp.'s subsidiary Tamglass Glass Processing Ltd. sells its insulated and architectural glass processing operations to Interpane Glass Oy, according to a March 30 Glaston release.The transaction is an asset deal financed mainly through vendor financing given by Glaston. Glaston also invests in the equity of Interpane Glass Oy. The agreement was signed today and Interpane Glass Oy begins...
  • Authorities in Las Vegas say two window washers suffered minor injuries when a cable holding up their platform at a hotel-casino snapped during high winds.Spokesman Scott Allison says Clark County firefighters pulled the two men to safety Thursday through a 15th floor window at the Wynn Resorts-owned Encore Las Vegas. He says both were wearing safety harnesses.
  • On March 25, Edgetech I.G. Inc., Cambridge, Ohio, hosted Environment Ohio to introduce the organization’s new report “Growing Ohio’s Green Energy Economy,” according to a March 26 company release. Environment Ohio operates on national, regional and local levels to protect Ohio's air, water and open spaces. The organization chose Edgetech to participate in the...
  • Tile Trade LLC, in partnership with Vidrotil, announces the launch of their campaign, a new Web site showcasing the company's handcrafted collection of glass mosaic tiles. Since 1947, the company's dedicated craftsmen have been committed to the elegant art of mosaics. See the April 09 issue of Glass Magazine for a glass tiles feature.
  • With a drop in the cost of natural gas in the first quarter of 2009 compared to the last quarter of 2008, U.S. float glass manufacturers have announced lower fuel surcharges per truckload, or 38,000 lb., effective April 1. In addition to the natural gas decrease, diesel fuel charges also have gone down.AGC Flat Glass North America, Alpharetta, Ga., Guardian, Auburn Hills, Mich., Pilkington, ...
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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'...