Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The value of new construction starts in April climbed 9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $553.5 billion. ...
  • Officials from Glaston Corp., Finland, announced that the company has established a separate Solar Energy business. ...
  • Officials at PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, announced a 13 percent price increase for all clear, tinted, coated and tempered glasses from its performance glazings—formerly flat glass—business and an 8 percent increase for all Starphire ultra-clear glass products, both effective June 16. ...
  • According to officials from the American Institute of Architects, more than 20,000 attendees gathered at the Boston Convention Center last week for the AIA 2008 National Convention and Design Exposition ...

  • Fenzi China Paints and Sealants Co., established in June 2006, got an award from the Safety Bureau of Jiaxing for manufacturing safety. ...
  • The Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board proposed to limit nitrogen oxide emissions from glass furnaces to reduce ground-level ozone during ozone season in Pennsylvania May 1 through Sept. 30. ...
  • Q&A with President William O’Keeffe
    In April, the City of San Francisco and the State of California recognized San Francisco-based fire-rated glazing and framing supplier Safti First for the company’s 25 years in business advancing fire and life safety. ... 
  • Tulsa-based Zeledyne LLC, which acquired the glass operations of Automotive Components Holdings in April, received an $80 million asset-based credit facility from Bank of America Business Capital, according to a May 8 release from BOA. ACH was a division of Ford Motor Co."We selected Bank of America Business Capital to lead this transaction because of its extensive experience financing...
  • Reflecting the trend in the rest of the construction industry, prices for aluminum have gone through the ceiling in the past couple of years. The upward price trend looks to continue to into 2009, according to a recent forecast from Goldman Sachs. ...
  • Although consolidated sales increased 6.1 percent in the first quarter over last year for Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., Mexico, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization fell 15.6 percent, according to an April 28 Vitro earnings report. ...

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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...