Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • A 37-year-old cargo handler died crushed under a sheet of glass weighing almost two tonnes which fell on top of him as he was helping to move it yesterday morning.Carmelo Balzan, of Marsascala, [Malta] was standing on a road in Żebbuġ as the heavy glass, encased in a wooden frame, was being maneuvered out of a container by a fork lifter, sources said.
  • Binswanger, Philadelphia, has been named exclusive agent by AGC Flat Glass North America, Alpharetta, Ga., for the sale of a magnificent one-story, 603,494-square-foot facility on 66 acres in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Quebec, according to a Jan. 13 MSNBC report.
  • As Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, celebrates its first 20-plus years of innovation, the company announces enhancements to Super Spacer nXt, according to a Jan. 13 company release. Among its many benefits, the spacer is engineered with a unique hybrid desiccated elastomeric foam technology, proprietary core and pre-applied side adhesive that can reduce IG production time and energy usage by...
  • Solamatrix Inc., St. Petersburg, Fla., is pleased to announce its new affiliation with Windowtinting.com Training School. Based in San Diego, Windowtinting.com offers a full-range of hands-on window film training seminars for automotive, architectural and safety/security film dealers. Whether someone is just getting started and trying to learn a new trade or has been an installer for years,...
  • The Destination Center for the Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, N.C., has attained LEED Gold status in a rating that acknowledges the building's design exceeds the standard for high energy efficiency.In certifying the Destination Center's compliance with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards at Gold level, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded the maximum 10 points for energy...
  • The team behind the £250 million [$374,907,500] redevelopment of Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield [United Kingdom] has announced a deal with architectural aluminum glazing specialist Technal for the supply of more than 1,500 windows and doors.Under the new contract, Technal [U.K.] will supply pivot windows from its FX146 range to provide natural ventilation and ease of cleaning on...
  • Mike Ledue started City Glass and Mirror [Wichita Falls, Texas] from scratch in 1984.Ledue does a little bit of everything from estimating jobs to quality control. His company does commercial and residential work and has jobs as far away as Lubbock [Texas], plus Fort Sill and Altus, Okla.They do glass work for heavy showers, mirrors, storefronts and pretty much anything except automobile glass....
  • GrayGlass, queens Village, N.Y., now expands on architectural and specialty glass introducing a complete line of laminated glass. Custom laminated glass patterns and styles are now available in a myriad of combinations. Rice paper, imagery and metal mesh patterns can be added to glasses, providing great design versatility for architects and project designers, according to a Jan. 13...
  • Heinaman Contract Glazing, Lake Forest, Calif., will offer online training to its employees through an innovative training alliance between the State of California and the National Glass Association, McLean, Va.Heinaman becomes the latest California-based glass firm to benefit from a new Employment Training Panel contract that streamlines the process by which NGA members can qualify for, and...
  • Since Jerry Maycock became the boss of CSR just over 20 months ago, the beleaguered sugar, aluminum and building materials conglomerate is understood to have received a number of serious restructuring proposals - including a few put forward by one of its larger shareholders, Sir Ron Brierley's Guinness Peat Group.CSR will release its full-year results on May 13 and, barring a big turnaround in...
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  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...
  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...