Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Key financial, tax and spending legislation affecting construction remains hung up. Today the House rejected a financial rescue package, although the chamber is expected to reconvene on Wednesday. The House and Senate have been unable to agree on a bill to extend tax credits, due to expire at yearend, that have fueled construction of wind and solar power projects. Congress did pass a bill that...
  • Don't let the gorgeous design distract you – the light emitting glass known as Planilum created by French design firm Saazs and Saint-Gobain Innovations differs from any lighting you've seen before.For one, the light seems to be both drawn on the glass and living within it.
  • The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) today expressed disappointment in the U.S. House of Representatives for failing to pass the bipartisan Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) by a vote of 228-205."This legislation was a move that we believe would have restored confidence in the financial markets," said Stephen E. Sandherr, chief executive officer of AGC....
  • The Glass Association of North America announced today that it has formed an association-wide Energy Committee, which will focus on glass usage in solar power creation, photovoltaic technologies and more.  Stanley Yee, a Principal and Building Enclosure Consultant of Portland-based The Façade Group, LLC, has been named Chair of the Committee.“Energy is quickly becoming an...
  • Earlier this month, the National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., received a grant from the U.S State Department to implement clean energy work in China under the Asia-Pacific Partnership's Clean Development and Climate program, according to an NFRC release Sept. 26.NFRC was one of nine grant recipients chosen from a field of more than 90 submittals. Paula Dobriansky, under secretary...
  • Officials at Glaston Corp., Finland, reduced the company's forecasted operating profit of 2008, according to a Sept. 26 company release. The profit is expected to be below the previous year's level. In a July 16 release, officials stated the expected net sales and operating profit would remain on the 2007 level. The performance of the pre-processing segment has been...
  • Trina Solar Ltd., a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, founded in 1997, today announced that shipments began this month to provide more than 13,400 solar PV modules to power the Atlantic City Convention Center, according to a Sept. 24 company release.
  • Auckland City Council inspectors were yesterday assessing the safety of a central city building after a pane of glass fell 12 stories to busy Wyndham St while many office workers took their lunch break, according to a Sept. 25 article from The New Zealand Herald.
  • The Associated General Contractors of America, the nation's largest commercial construction association, today called on Congress to take swift and decisive action to pass the financial industry rescue package, according to a Sept. 24 AGC release."While there may not be a perfect solution to this complex crisis, a failure to buttress financial markets will lead to a credit freeze that will...
  • For the first time in its history, the Protective Glazing Council International, Topeka, Kan., will give a presentation internationally, according to an association release Sept. 24. Raj Goyal, business development manager, Architectural Testing Inc., Los Angeles, will present “Protective Glazing for Blast Loads and Other Disasters” at glasstec, Oct. 21-25, in Dü...
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  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • 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...