Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Window and door manufacturer GBO Inc. said sales for the first quarter that ended May 31 were $12.2 million, little changed from a year earlier, because of an unfavorable exchange rate and the slumping U.S. housing market, according to a July 9 report in The Gazette.
  • Thousands of visitors from all over the world will come this summer to the new Eielson Visitor Center, with a spectacular view of North America's highest mountain, deep inside Denali National Park and Preserve. With the LEED certification process now completed, the building is rated as platinum, the highest ever achieved in the National Park Service. Features contributing to the certification...
  • With a view to cutting down on redtapism in the state, the state government has for the first time decided to formulate a Single Window Clearance Act.While many states have made attempts in this direction, Gujarat claims to be the first state to come up with such an Act to promote single window clearance, according to a July 9 Business Standard report.
  • Nonresidential construction lost 5,600 jobs in June 2008 on a seasonally-adjusted basis, raising the total number of jobs shed in the past year to 43,900, according to a July 3 report released by the U.S. Labor Department. This loss represents a slow-down compared to May 2008, which saw a decline of 7,400 jobs, according to a July 9 Associated Builders and Contractors report.
  • Solar energy product maker Energy Conversion Devices Inc. said it will supply solar cell laminates to General Motors Corp. for the world's largest rooftop power generation system.Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, according to a July 8 AP report.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers report a new approach to harnessing the sun's energy more cost effectively using windows that also allow a clear view. The technology involves the creation of a novel "solar concentrator" using a mixture of dyes painted onto the glass. With the use of dyes, lites of glass can collect and focus different colors of sunlight. Solar...
  • Oldcastle Glass has reached an agreement to sell its translucent wall and skylight business to Major Industries, a market leader in the translucent daylighting industry.Under the terms of the sale, Major Industries will assume the translucent wall and skylight backlog, and provide warranty support for existing installations. The sale is expected to close by the end of July, according to a July 9...
  • Marking a first in U.S. history, the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport will conduct a ribbon-cutting for two new boarding bridges at 11 a.m. Thursday. In March, the airport became the first airfield in the nation to install a glass terminal bridge, according to a July 9 article on kdhnews.com.
  • Beginning in August, Glaston plans to significantly strengthen its operations in North Asia and China, according to a July 9 company release. Asia, particularly China, has a special priority in Glaston's strategy."China is in a critical position in Glaston's growth strategy,” said Mika Seitovirta, Glaston’s CEO and president, in the release. “It is not only a big market, it...
  • Nonfarm payroll employment fell for the sixth straight month in June, by 62,000 jobs, seasonally adjusted, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on July 3. Construction spending fell 0.4 percent in May, seasonally adjusted, and 6.0 percent from May 2007, the Census Bureau reported on July 1. Private residential fell 27 percent YTD and 20 percent in 2007; private nonresidential rose 20 percent...
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  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...
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