Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • French building materials giant Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA said it would slash 6,000 jobs as part of a €435 million ($682 million) cost-cutting plan to adapt to worsening global economic conditions.Saint-Gobain, a leading supplier of glass to the automotive and building industries, said 4,000 of the job cuts would be made this year, accounting for most of the €300 million ($470...
  • The International Code Council board approved the creation of a Sustainable Building Technology Committee to support its many ongoing efforts in green, sustainable and safe construction at its July 19 meeting, according to a July 24 release.The SBTC will provide an open forum for discussion of sustainability and ensure that ICC members and stakeholders have a key voice in the critical debate. The...
  • Bekaert Specialty Films LLC today reaffirmed its pledge to environmental stewardship by announcing that it has defined its carbon footprint. Bekaert Specialty Films' solar control window films, sold under the Solar Gard and Panorama brands, have long been recognized for their role in reducing energy consumption, and the company is now the first specialized film manufacturer to make this level of...
  • The Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown, Pa., needs its windows replaced. Along the Broad Street side of the seven-story building, 10 windows that measure 8 feet by 3.5 feet are fractured or shattered. On the Main Street side, there are another five windows that measure 8 feet by 8 feet, which need to be replaced with the smaller-sized glass, according to a July 24 report in The...
  • The Calgary Board of Education will move its headquarters in the soon-to-be-built office tower near the Dr. Carl Safran School. A courtyard separating the office tower from the school will be joined by a glass pavilion, a dramatic space designed for use as a high-tech display area with large-screen monitors, according to a July 24 Calgary Herald arti.A community request was to have the...
  • Legacy National Bank can foreclose the Legacy Building in Fayetteville now that all the claims of subcontractors and suppliers have been settled, according to a July 24 Northwest Arkansas Times article. Typically, banks initiate foreclosure lawsuits because banks make construction loans that put them in a first lien position. This case was different because a subcontractor, RGC Glass, filed the...
  • When the owners of Central Insulated Glass decided to build a new facility, it was an easy decision to integrate glass in the Bridgeport Township building design.Showcasing its "curtain wall" system of all metal and glass, the front entrance of the Bridgeport Township facility is a sparkling display of floor-to-ceiling, high-efficiency glass that keeps the building warm in the winter...
  • The Laminating Division of the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., released a new specification, according to a July 23 press release. The Standard Specification for Ball Drop Impact Resistance of Laminated Architectural Flat Glazing is a companion piece for the division’s ball drop test method released in 2006. The purpose of the specification is...
  • Fen-Tech Inc., Superior, Wis., has teamed-up  with Stern & Co., Cleveland, to represent Fen-Tech in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New York, according to a July 23 company release.  Stern & Co., founded in 1962, represents component and insulating glass manufacturers to the window and door industry in the Midwestern U.S....
  •  The production operations of Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, have been certified to the ISO 9001:2000 International Quality Standard, according to a July 23 company release. Edgetech's quality system for the manufacture of Super Spacer products was audited and certified effective July 3, 2008.ISO 9001:2000 is a set of standardized requirements of the International Organization for...
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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...