Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • On Sept. 9, Logan International Airport officially opened and dedicated a $3.5 million memorial honoring those who perished on 9/11, specifically the 147 victims of American Flight 11 and United Flight 175, both of which took off from Boston.At the entry, you choose one of two winding paths, both of which culminate at a large glass cube. The cube itself is simple, understated, made of greenish...
  • Arch Aluminum and Glass Co., Tamarac, Fla., has developed innovative new mirror manufacturing techniques to meet the demand for lower cost and more efficient concentrator photovoltaic units in the burgeoning renewable energy industry.The Arch parabolic mirrors optically focus sunlight onto a concentrator containing active solar cell materials that convert the intense light into electricity. The...
  • GANA’s Tempering Division met on the third and final day of the association’s fall conference, Sept. 10, in Dallas. Several committees, sub-committees and task groups meetings updated their work.The Construction Subcommittee had Window Cleaning Industry Update on its agenda, during which the media representatives were asked to leave the room.During the Optical Distortion Subcommittee...
  • A library is supposed to be a refuge of calm and tranquillity, but reaching one in Montreal can also be a form of extreme sport.Ever since the city's showcase Grande Bibliothèque du Québec opened to acclaim in 2005, it has been shedding pieces of glass. In three years, 13 of the glass panels encasing the building have exploded and shattered.
  • Two companies have been fined after an accident in which a lorry driver was injured beneath a 600 kg glass panel.Scheldebouw UK is being fined £20,000 and Brookfield Construction £18,000, with costs of £10,000 and £9,962 respectively.
  • Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "China Glass Industry Market Report, 2008" report to their offering. The report sets about the supply and demand market of China glass industry; and expounds the output tendency, regional distribution, industry structure, product price, import and export etc of China glass industry in recent years. Also, the report makes pertinent...
  • Solel Solar Systems announced the opening of a $9 million factory in Finland in partnership with Glaston.

  • “Climate Change” and “Cap and Trade” were the buzz words on the second day at the GANA Fall Conference, Sept. 9, at the Wyndham Dallas.“Energy and climate are the two issues that are going to change the glass and glazing industry,” said Kim Mann, general counsel of GANA, Topeka, Kan. “NFRC, Energy Star, greenhouse emissions, carbon footprint are...
  • Keynote speaker, Russ Huffer, chairman and CEO, Apogee Enterprises Inc., Minneapolis, spoke on the State of the Glass and Glazing Industry.“North America was a very protected market,” Huffer said during the speech, which was available as a live podcast. “A lot has changed. We’re affected by the global market where any standard item can be imported at low cost;...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., kicked off its Fall Conference, Sept. 8 at the DWF Wyndham, Dallas, with the board of directors meeting. The highlight of the day was the Fire Rated Glazing Council meeting chaired by Jerry Razwick, president, Technical Glass Products,  Kirkland, Wash. The primary points of discussion were sprinkler systems, labeling...
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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...