Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • There is some good news for those looking for work: a new company is setting up shop in Albuquerque and bringing green jobs with it. Experts say the future of America’s energy lies in alternative energies like wind and solar power. A company on the cutting edge of that technology has made a permanent home in Albuquerque.Diane Moseley, a production supervisor at Schott Solar, said...
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, has shipped its 20-millionth square foot of Solarban 70XL glass, according to a Feb. 25 company release. Introduced in 2006 as the world’s first triple-silver-coated, solar control low-E glass, Solarban 70XL glass remains the industry’s highest-performing environmental glass as measured by light-to-solar gain ratio.“Acceptance of Solarban...
  • Might Sears Tower, the brooding black mountain of the Chicago skyline, turn a shiny silver? Don't count on it, even if such an outlandish move might cut energy costs at the nation's tallest building.Following this morning's Chicago Sun-Times story that the skyscrapers' owners are looking at re-covering the tower in silver, a...
  • Sales nearly tripled and profits doubled last year at solar panel manufacturer First Solar Inc., of Tempe, Ariz., company officials said yesterday.  The Toledo-born firm, which has its lone U.S. plant and manufacturing re-search operations in Perrysburg Township, reported revenues of $1.3 billion, up from $504 million in 2007. The firm had a profit of $348 million, or $4.24 a share, in 2008...
  • Techna Glass, Sandy, Utah, will open its newest retail store at 611 North Bluff St., St. George, Utah. The store will remotely service all of Washington County, Cedar City, and Mesquite, Nev.Dan, Linda, and Nick Scartezina, local residents of St. George, own this 13th Techna Glass location in Utah.As part of the grand opening Feb. 27, the store will offer free rock chip repair...
  • The Producer Price Index for finished goods climbed 0.9 percent in January, not seasonally adjusted (0.8 percent, seasonally adjusted), but fell 1.0 percent compared to January 2008, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Thursday. The PPI for construction inputs fell 0.3 percent for the month, not seasonally adjusted, and rose 1.8 percent from a year...
  • Ed Wegener, manager of the AGC Flat Glass' North American Strategic Business Unit, had an upbeat outlook for workers at AGC's Kingsport plan while talking to a Memphis Commercial Appeal reporter about President Obama's stimulus bill this week.He said he expects that the Kingsport plant's workforce will grow from 290 to 400 when the effects of the stimulus bill kicks in. What prompted the response...
  • Sage Electrochromics Inc., Faribault, Minn., the only provider of commercially viable, energy-saving electrochromic smart window products for buildings, today announced that it has closed a $20 million investment round, according to a Feb. 24 company release. Good Energies, New York City, a global investor in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, led the funding, with additional...
  • Building Europe's tallest skyscraper will begin next month after the multimillion pound construction contract was signed today.The massive £2 billion Shard of Glass complex at London Bridge station will contain offices, hotel, flats, shops and leisure facilities, according to a Feb. 24 Evening Standard report.
  • A packed house of auto glass retailers and suppliers heard a fairly gloomy assessment of the nation’s short-term economic prospects during an in-depth presentation by noted economist Jeff Dietrich, Institute for Trend Research, Concord, N.H., at the 20th annual National Auto Glass Conference, Feb. 18-20, Orlando, Fla.Read the full presentation.
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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...