Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The National Fenestration Council’s Summer Meeting opened July 28 in Chicago. There were 117 attendees representing 84 companies,12 first-time attendees, and three new member companies: Glen Raven Inc., Burlington, N.C.; the National Glass Association, McLean, Va.; and the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association, Roseville, Minn.A series of task group meetings took place this morning...
  • As more Japanese companies expand by making large acquisitions abroad, some are finding they are missing a key element of success: a top executive who can bring together diverse domestic and foreign operations. … Joining the list more recently is Stuart Chambers, a former chief executive of U.K. glassmaker Pilkington PLC that two years ago was acquired by a rival only half its size, Japan'...
  • Viridian's  multimillion dollar investment in an upgrade of its glass manufacturing plant in Dandenong, Victoria, is on track to deliver a new range of high quality energy-efficient products for commercial and residential buildings. The plant upgrade is following swiftly upon the acquisition last year of the former Pilkington plant by CSR and a subsequent grant from the Victorian government...
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc. today reaffirmed its fiscal 2009 earnings guidance and updated its revenue outlook prior to participating in investor meetings in late July and August. Apogee provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing industries. "For full-year fiscal 2009, Apogee continues to expect earnings from continuing operations of $1.82 to $1.94...
  • The parents of a teenage girl who fell to her death through the skylight in a Port Jervis elementary school in January are taking the school district and the city to court. Peter and Denise Billman have hired New York City attorney Corey Stark in a wrongful death case involving their 15-year-old daughter, Lindsey Billman, according to court documents, according to a July 26 article from the Times...
  • Supasiv, a molecular sieve from Ashton Industrial, United Kingdom, is now exclusively manufactured in Europe for by international partner Nedex Chemie GmbH, Germany, according to a July 26 Ashton Industrial release. Production of both is located in Germany, Turkey and the Ukraine. Nedex is a leading manufacturer of molecular sieves with a daily capacity of 55,000 kilograms from six production...
  • Altair Engineering, a leading global provider of technology and services that empower client innovation and decision-making, announced today that Bottero, a world leader in the design and construction of hollow and flat glass production lines, has selected Altair HyperWorks as their preferred computer-aided engineering (CAE: 40.86, -0.16, -0.39%) suite for the optimization and verification of...
  • Golden Elephant Glass Technology Inc., a leading China-based float glass manufacturer, today announced that it successfully closed a private placement of its capital stock whereby it received approximately $5 million in gross offering proceeds, before payment of commissions and fees, according to a July 25 Centre Daily Times article.
  • Saint Gobain Group's performance held firm in first-half 2008 amid a difficult economic climate and an unfavorable basis for comparison after a particularly strong first-half 2007.All sectors reported advances in like-for-like sales over the first six months of the year. The Group's organic growth came in at +2.2%, including a +3.1% price impact and a -0.9% volume effect. In the second quarter...
  • Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., one of the world's largest producers and distributors of glass products, today announced 2Q'08 unaudited results. Year over year consolidated sales rose 14.5 percent while EBITDA declined 15.6 percent. The consolidated EBITDA margin dropped to 11.7 percent from 15.8 percent in the same period last year, following a 45 percent increase in natural gas prices, according to a...
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  • 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...
  • 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...