Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The production of glass and glass products in Hungary in the first half of this year was 18.1 percent higher than in the same period in 2007. Glass and glass products manufacturers’ sales in the January to June period were 15.3 percent higher year-on-year, with an increase in sales of 11.2 percent on the domestic Hungarian market and 17.8 percent higher sales on export markets, according to...
  • Scientists have discovered that, in medieval churches, stained glass windows painted with gold purify the air when heated by the sun. The researchers hope that this discovery could also be used for modern technologies, since the chemical reaction involved is very energy efficient.
  • ProScience, a distributor of technical flat glass products, with more than 90 years of experience in industrial and architectural glass distribution, announced the launch of Glassopolis, a company dedicated to serving the architectural specialty glass market, according to a company release Aug. 21.Glassopolis will distribute specialty architectural glass to commercial glass contractors....
  • Pilkington North America Inc. has agreed to lease the entire 401,348-square-foot Opus II distribution building in Urbancrest, Ohio, from Opus North Corp. The company, which manufactures glass for the automotive and building industries, will occupy the facility, in the Big Run Industrial Park, by late November, according to a GlobeSt.com report Aug. 20.
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., and Southern California Edison presented a workshop today about NFRC's new Component Modeling Approach, an energy performance rating and certification program for nonresidential fenestration that will be required in California under changes to the state's Energy Code (Title 24, Part 6) in 2009.CMA will provide whole product energy...
  • A massive multimillion-dollar redevelopment of the downtown Calgary Eaton Centre/TD Square will feature the creation of an "urban streetscape" on the top level enclosed by an expansive skylight linking three city blocks, the Herald has learned.The development will feature "the largest point-supported structural glass skylight in the world with a glass surface roughly the equivalent...
  • While Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification measures and rewards a reduction in energy use, for instance, the architects behind the next-generation, beyond-LEED structures, called “carbon neutral” or “regenerative,” are aiming for designs that use no energy at all—to be energy positive or net-zero. The green building of the future doesn’t...
  • First Solar Inc. said Aug. 18 it will more than double the size of its operations in Perrysburg Township, Ohio, and add 134 jobs.The project, the value of which wasn’t disclosed, will include a second research facility to serve company operations worldwide, more production capacity, and three additional buildings on the firm’s campus in Cedar Business Center in the Toledo suburb.
  • A German-owned glass and mirror maker will break ground on a new development in Findlay Township Wednesday.Flabeg Corp. will open its second Pittsburgh-area plant at the Clinton Commerce Park, near Pittsburgh International Airport. Axel Buchholz, CEO of parent company Flabeg Group, will join Gov. Ed Rendell, County Executive Dan Onorato and Allegheny County Airport Authority officials today for a...
  • Octillion Corp., a next-generation alternative and renewable energy technology incubator, has entered into a sponsored research agreement with scientists at Oakland University to further the development of its NanoPower Window technology. In addition to working to advance the company's solar photovoltaic technology, scientists and collaborating researchers will explore additional nanotechnology...
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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...