Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Officials from Mexico’s Vitro S.A.B. de C.V. announced May 2 the company’s first quarter 2007 unaudited financial results, according to a company release the same day...

  • Although construction spending increased 0.2 percent in March compared to last month, spending still sits 2 percent less than March 2006, according to an April 30 report from the U.S. Census...

  • Prices for construction materials increased 1.2 percent in March compared to February, and increases will likely continue for several more months, according to an April 23 article from Reed Construction Data...
  • A 36-year-old carpenter from Curtice, Ohio, died April 19 at the site of the Veteran’s Glass City Skyway bridge project in Toledo after the platform he was working on collapsed...

  • About 170 industry representatives gathered in Pittsburgh April 16-18 for Glass Fabrication, an annual educational conference from the Glass Association of North America of Topeka, Kan. Discussions on green building, glass industry trends and emerging standards topped the agenda...
  • Last year, China ranked third among importing countries for flat glass, capturing 17 percent of the U.S. glass import market at a value of $142 million...
  • Southwall Technologies, a thin film company out of Palo Alto, Calif., has joined the ranks of United States-based glass companies bringing energy-efficient glass and glazing products to China...

  • Company set to complete exit of auto glass market with sale of RV and bus windshield business
    Revenues increased 17 percent in the final fiscal quarter of 2007 over the same period last year for Apogee Enterprises Inc. of Minneapolis, according to an April 11 company release. Total year revenues for the company reached $778.8 million, also 17 percent above fiscal year 2006...
  • Genstar Capital LLC of San Francisco bought International Aluminum Corp., Monterey Park, Calif., in a deal worth $228 million, according to an April 2 Genstar announcement...
  • Officials from Santa Monica, Calif.-based Oldcastle Glass say its planned Atlanta facility, set to start operations in September, will help serve increasing demand for hurricane-resistant glass in the Southeastern United States...
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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...
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