Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • A construction worker was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon after falling more than 25 feet from the roof of the Menards construction site at 1999 Walker Lake Road in Ontario. A Springfield Township EMS spokesperson says the accident happened at 2:32 p.m. The unidentified 23-year-old man was working on the roof when he apparently fell through a skylight and to the ground, according to a July 17...
  • A door and window maker is aiming to see its way through the credit crunch by expanding its factory and increasing its workforce by a half to cope with increased demand.Solex Manufacturing hopes to boost turnover to £4m by the end of the year after merging its two premises in Washington into one larger site on the town’s Benthall Business Park.It also plans to increase staff by 10 from the...
  • South Korea will start commercial production of window-type solar panels in 2010 that can help cut electricity usage in buildings, automobiles and electronic appliances, a state-run laboratory said Thursday.The panels--developed after 10 years of research--have an energy efficiency of 11 per cent but cost only a fifth of silicon-based solar panels used today. Conventional solar panels have a...
  • PPG Industries has acquired coatings supplier Vanex Inc., PPG said Tuesday. Terms for the Mount Vernon, Ill.-based company were not disclosed, according to a July 15 AP report …
  • A multi-million financial support package and use of a bank’s overseas network has helped in the growth of a Consett business.Specialist glass maker Romag Holdings is on a rapid expansion path after seeing revenues jump by 69 percent to £11.58 m [$23.2 million] over the six months to the end of last March.Its products range from bullet and blast glass to solar panels and are used in the Royal...
  • Danube Building Materials, a leader in the construction, building materials and shop fitting industry, has announced its plans to invest AED 50 million towards aluminum and glass manufacturing by 2009. The move is in line with the extensive growth witnessed in the aluminium market, with recent studies predicting that aluminum production in the UAE will cross 2.5 million metric tons by 2010. In...
  • Losses made by Tamglass Glass Processing, part of Glaston Corp.'s heat treatment business area, have significantly burdened the first quarter financial results for the corporation and Tamglass glass processing has continued to operate in the red. In addition, global economic uncertainty is being reflected in the group's major, comprehensive, one-stop-partner deliveries in particular,...
  • If you look at glass in old windows, it can look distorted, apparently because the lower part of the pane is thicker than the upper part.Some people think that's because the glass, which behaves like a liquid at times, has sagged over time due to the effect of gravity, according to a July 15 Live Science report.
  • Harmon Glass leased the 27,000-square-foot industrial building at 2810 S. Raritan St. in Englewood, CO. Occupancy is set for August 1, according to a July 15 CoStar Group brief.
  • Reliant Glass...
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  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...
  • BairdThomsenKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, according to a Jan. 10 announcement from the company. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG...
  • Apogee Enterprises, Inc. has acquired Alumicor Ltd., the Toronto-based fabricator of aluminum frames for window, storefront, entrance and curtain-wall products for the Canadian commercial construction market. The transaction is valued at approximately $52 million.Alumicor will be the seventh stand-alone business in the Apogee portfolio. Apogee is also parent company of Viracon, Harmon,...