Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo will open its doors Sept. 30 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The three-day event will host more than 400 anticipated suppliers representing 15 countries, including more than 40 companies new to the show.“All of us at the National Glass Association are looking forward to greeting thousands of our members...
  • Beneq, Finland, a company providing industrial and R&D equipment and technology for functional coatings, brings ALD technology to the glass industry. Here, nanocoatings using Beneq’s industrial ALD systems are applied to increase resistance to cracking. Matti Putkonen, senior scientist at Beneq and a professor at Helsinki University of Technology, presented his development work results...
  • [Cranberry Township.] Pa.-based window company Traco says it will close its 10-year-old factory in Johnson City [Tenn.], putting nearly 200 workers out of job as early as November.Company spokeswoman Denise Abraham told the Johnson City Press that employees were notified this week. She called the shutdown a difficult decision and blamed the slump in the construction industry, according to a Sept...
  • C.R. Laurence Co., Los Angeles, will provide live and informative demonstrations at booth #1713 at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, Atlanta, according to a Sept.24 release. These include: UV glass bonding basics, new innovations in diamond fabrication tools and glass handling, and software training for shower door, storefront, and hand rail design and...
  • “Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in August suggests that economic activity has picked up following its severe downturn,” the Committee opined today [Sept. 23]. “Conditions in financial markets have improved further, and activity in the housing sector has increased. ... With substantial resource slack likely to continue to dampen cost pressures...
  • Officials at the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Atlanta, are working on a revision to its standard 90.1 to increase building energy efficiency by 30 percent by 2030, and reduce the window-to-wall ratio on the prescriptive path to 30 percent from the current 40 percent maximum. This will limit the light to solar heat gain ratio for the prescriptive...
  • Glasspex India 2009, International Exhibition for Glass Production - Processing – Products, will feature the special show “Solar Energy Generation". Nine companies from Germany, Austria and the Netherlands will present trendsetting developments and applications in form of innovative solar modules, glass and solar energy systems, solar collectors and photovoltaic cells, according...
  • Twenty jobs have been saved by a Learning and Skills Council-funded training package.The health and safety course means staff at St. Helens glass giant Pilkington can operate a new solar panel production line from next January, according to a Sept.  22 Liverpool Echo report.
  • Innovative Glass Corp.’s smart E Glass will be featured in the “Mile High Skyscraper” episode of a new television series for Discovery Channel called Mega-Engineering.The program, which is scheduled to first air on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, at 10 p.m. ET, explores whether humans could build “Extopia”–a mile-high skyscraper–in the future, and...
  • John De Gorter, 81, of Charlotte, N.C., died peacefully Sept. 16 surrounded by his family. A well-known and respected figure in the flat glass industry for more than 60 years, De Gorter was a member of the National Glass Association, McLean, Va., since its inception in 1948. He and his father, Daniel, were responsible for the importation of glass from Belgium and France. De Gorter was president...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., according to an August 27 release.Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CRL will continue to be independently managed and operated as a subsidiary of OBE and will retain all existing management structures and personnel. The company has eight...
  • 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...