Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • French giant Saint-Gobain, with annual turnover worth 44.8bn euros [$59.7 billion], which has so far invested 130m euros [$173.2 million] in a glass plant in Calarasi [Romania], only two years after finalizing the plant got to control around half of the float glass market and states it is set to make further investments on the domestic market on the long term.Saint-Gobain, a major global producer...
  • In a bleak start to the earnings season, Alcoa Inc. reported a quarterly loss of $497 million, as the stumbling global economy continued to erode prices and demand for the aluminum maker's products.The Pittsburgh-based company, the world's third-largest aluminum maker, said Tuesday it expects further industrywide production cuts as demand for the lightweight metal is expected to remain weak in...
  • A 46-year-old Chino Hills man died yesterday after he fell through a skylight while working on the roof of a Chino warehouse, according to San Bernardino County [Calif.] coroner's officials. James Bean died at the scene of the 2:02 p.m. accident Monday along the 14000 block of Yorba Court, according to an April 7 PE.com report.
  • [Minneapolis-based] Apogee Enterprises Inc.'s fiscal fourth-quarter net income dropped 24 percent on lower sales because of the slowdown in commercial construction.The commercial glass provider cut its revenue forecast for the fiscal year, but said the second half could benefit from stimulus projects to upgrade government and school buildings."To manage through the downturn, we have...
  • Ohio-based FeneTech Inc. has launched its Web site in French to better serve its European clients, according to an April 7 company release. Additional languages will follow this year.FeneTech Inc. has only recently started its marketing and sales activity in Europe, starting with the participation at glasstec 2008 in Dusseldorf, Germany.“FeneTech is moving quickly to become a global and...
  • Mid-AM Metal Forming Inc., Rogersville, Mo., received the ISO 9001:2008 certification, according to an April 6 company release. The company offers stretch forming, brake metal, fabrication and finishing to the architectural, aerospace, automotive, glass and glazing and marine Industries.
  • glasstec 2010 will offer exhibitors and visitors a comprehensively revised structure, according to an April 6 release from Messe Düsseldorf North America, Chicago. With the new title “Glass Production – Processing – Products," glasstec will convey that it is the only international trade fair reflecting the entire value chain of glass in all its facets. As part of...
  • There are no sidewalks yet, no landscaping to deck the new Cardinal Solar Technologies factory in Mazomanie. But 25 employees are on the job, installing equipment and getting trained, plant manager Jeff Valek says.They will manufacture the rear portion of solar panels — clear glass with a special edge — and will ship it to solar equipment manufacturers.In about a month, the first...
  • A car auction firm is facing a fine of up to £50,000 [$74,227] after an employee fell 25 feet through a skylight–which was painted over. British Car Auctions, at the Walton Summit Industrial Estate, pleaded guilty to seven breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act. 
  • A girl has seriously injured her arm after falling through a skylight while jumping over roof tops in St Andrews [U.K.].The 16-year-old was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, where her condition was described as stable, according to an April 6 BBC report.
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  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • 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...
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