Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Many real estate sellers are facing tough times in today's economic climate. What to do? One alternative: hope for environmentally conscious green dollars. That's what luxury real estate developer Frank McKinney did. He is pursuing a green strategy with his latest creation, the elaborate Acqua Liana, set on about 1.6 acres on the Atlantic Ocean in Palm Beach County, Florida.Acqua Liana (Tahitian...
  • Apple is on its way to Georgetown. After ordering the computer company to revise its plans four previous times, an architectural review board embraced Apple's new design yesterday for a store it plans to open on Wisconsin Avenue.Gone was the modern expanse of glass that defined the storefront in past renderings, which the Old Georgetown Board had complained was out of character with the...
  • Syracuse Glass Co., Syracuse, N.Y., selected FeneVision from FeneTech, Aurora, Ohio,  to meet its software needs, according to a March 5 company release.“We are using the slower economy as an opportunity to document and review our processes and to see if we can improve them," said John Dwyer, president and CEO, in the release. "The FeneVision ERP software solution is...
  • Co-operation negotiations to bring the building glass operations of Tamglass GlassProcessing, a subsidiary of Glaston Corp., into line with the current marketsituation, have been concluded.As a result, Tamglass Glass Processing will focus its building glass production to Tampere and production at the Lempäälä plant will be wound up by June 15, 2009.Read the full release.
  • Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., Mexico, one of the largest producers and distributors of glass products in the world, announced 4Q'08 unaudited results, March 4. Year over year consolidated net sales declined 17.7 percent mostly affected by a 28.2 percent peso depreciation during the quarter while EBITDA decreased 41.6 percent, according to a company release. The consolidated EBITDA margin decreased to 10....
  • A Chinese manufacturing index climbed for a third month, adding to evidence that a 4 trillion yuan ($585 billion) stimulus package is pushing the world’s third-biggest economy closer to a recovery.The Purchasing Manager’s Index rose to a seasonally adjusted 49 in February from 45.3 in January, the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing said today in an e-mailed statement. A...
  • Officials at CPFilms Inc., St. Louis, a wholly owned subsidiary of Solutia Inc., St. Louis, have announced that the company's Vista, LLumar and Gila energy-saving window films now qualify for up to $1,500 in federal tax credits in 2009, according to a March 2 company release. As a result of the recently enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the existing tax credit was increased from $...
  • A factory to help build solar panels is about to open in Mazomanie, [Wis.] without a dime of federal stimulus so far.But industry leaders believe Cardinal Glass' new plant could lead to the financial boost the stimulus package is designed to deliver. "We're producing the clear piece of glass for the solar component of the (solar) panels," plant manager Jeff Valek told 27 News....
  • Flabeg, a Germany-based manufacturer of high-tech glass and mirror applications, is building a facility at a 240-acre site here, near Pittsburgh International Airport, where it will build parabolic solar mirrors.The company will create an estimated 200 manufacturing jobs for the Pittsburgh metro beginning next year, with the goal of growing that number to at least 300, according to the company....
  • Scientists at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have created a novel window design that is an effective and even eco-friendly way to cool hot property in summer and warm-up chilly rooms in winter. And like most of the very best designs, the "Seasons Window" is terribly simple.It's made of three panes of glass mounted to a single swiveling frame. There's a single clear air-tight...
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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...