Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Various internationally renowned architects are set to compete for the prestigious Emirates Glass LEAF [Leading European Architects Forum] Awards 2008, to take place in London on Oct. 23. Emirates Glass LLC, the leading processors of premium architectural flat glass in the Middle East and a subsidiary of Glass LLC, which is wholly owned by Dubai Investments, will be sponsoring and participating...
  • PPG said net income was $117 million, or 70 cents a share, compared with $191 million, or $1.15 a share, for the same period a year ago. Sales for the glass and paint supplier were $4.2 billion vs. last year's $3.1 billion, according to an Oct. 16 Market Watch report.PPG's earnings were adversely affected by a number of unusual items, without which earnings would have been $227 million, or $1.37...
  • Serbia’s Privatisation Agency has invited bids in a tender for the acquisition of 100 percent of the total registered capital in the Glass Company Pancevo, according to an agency report Oct. 9. The deadline is Dec. 19. Bidders must satisfy certain criteria, including minimum revenues and capital. The company, established in 1930, manufactures glass for use in the automotive, construction...
  • A blue star of light reached from Rodney Livingston's welding torch like a glowing insect across the factory floor.As the glare receded, the 45,000-square-foot factory on Merced's south side came into view: stacks of windows leaned against one another. Silver aluminum skylight frames were stacked on the ground.The busy sounds of manufacturing filled the air. Saws chewed at glass, drills punched...
  • The TKTS booth in Times Square has a new updated look that fits in with its neon-bright neighborhood, according to an Oct. 16 newsday.com report.The new booth, which sits on a traffic island at the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue, is a fiberglass shell encased by an all-glass structure that sits under a glowing red glass staircase.  
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, today reported record sales for the third quarter of $4.2 billion, surpassing the prior year's third quarter results by 37 percent. Third quarter reported net income was $117 million, or 70 cents per share. Adjusted net income excluding unusual items was $227 million, or $1.37 per share, according to an Oct. 16 Market Watch report."Our financial performance...
  • Japan's Nippon Sheet Glass said on Thursday it has been modifying its U.S. plants to boost solar cell glass output but voiced concerns about missing business chances as demand will likely grow faster than it can keep up with, according to an Oct. 16 Reuters report.Nippon Sheet Glass, which competes with Japan's Asahi Glass Co Ltd., France's Saint-Gobain and U.S.-based Guardian, sees glass used to...
  • In an effort to educate security professionals in and around New York City on glass retention and window protection films, Jordan Frankel, vice president of ShatterGARD Inc. and a world-renowned glass protection expert, was asked to speak at a special Times Square Security Association Meeting, according to an Oct. 15 azobuild.com report.The Times Square Security Association Meeting included...
  • Sunlight flooded the State Capitol's House [Cheyenne, Wyo.] and Senate chambers Monday at the unveiling of the completed skylight, according to an Oct. 14 Wyoming Tribune Eagle report.Six months and $1.2 million dollars later, the chambers again have the amount of light they were intended to have.The project was spearheaded by the Select Committee on Legislative Services. 
  •  DuPont, Wilmington, Del., acquired Coastal Training Technologies Corp., a global producer and marketer of cutting-edge training programs, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va., according to a DuPont release Oct. 14 This transaction is expected to fuel significant growth for DuPont Safety Resources, a safety consulting business within the DuPont Safety & Protection segment. Terms of...
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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'...