Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • A glass wall wrapping around the outside of Central Library and the Hamilton Farmers' Market [Ontario] is the most striking feature of the face-lift designed by architect David Premi.The wall, with color-changing LED lights built in, will also create an indoor walkway and cafe connecting the library and market. Sliding glass panels will open the market to a widened sidewalk in summer.A new...
  • Al Fajer Properties has announced orders worth AED 245 million [$66.8 million] for aluminum and glass for its world class Jumeirah Business Centre towers projects.Al Fajer said in the statement that by using the latest technologies and materials, its latest towers will be in compliance with the Green Building Regulations promoting a brighter, cleaner Dubai.Work is well underway on its phase...
  • Bisazza S.p.A. has imbued glass mosaic tile production with a sense of contemporary fashion and, in the process, has turned around one of Italy's centuries-old manufacturing fields.In this 22nd installment in a series on the world's high-end brands, Yomiuri Shimbun Rome Correspondent Kazuki Matsuura interviews Piero Bisazza, chief executive officer of the postwar-founded firm, asking him about...
  • On Jan. 15, the Glaston Corp. subsidiary Tamglass Glass Processing Ltd. will initiate statutory employer-employee negotiations under the Act on Co-Determination within Undertakings (YT negotiations) in respect of the adjustment of architectural glass operations to the present market situation.Architectural glass operations currently employ around 110 people in Tampere and Lempääl...
  • Norwegian industrial company Vetro Solar intends to build the world's largest factory for solar glass production and processing in Thalheim, Germany, at an estimated cost of Euro 400 million [$545,672,000].Vetro Solar, a Norwegian based company says in a press release that it aims to be a world leading supplier of PV-glass to the solar industry.
  • Private investors sold the industrial facility at 1795 Riverview Drive in San Bernardino to Giroux Glass, Los Angeles, for $3 million, or $77 per square foot. The 38,965-square-foot distribution building was built in 1981 in the Southeast Industrial Park. The buyer, a glazing contracting company, plans to allocate $100,000 toward improving the property.
  • Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., communicated to its employees this week a reduction of approximately 250 positions at the company’s Owatonna facility, according to a Jan. 8 company release. This accounts for 15 percent of the Owatonna work force. This announcement comes after the company informed employees at meetings in December that workforce adjustments would be necessary in responses to...
  • Responding to a growing need for sustainable products, Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, developed the SustainaView Window Technology marketing campaign to help customers sell the many environmental benefits of Super Spacer, according to a Jan. 9 company release. Designed to educate homeowners, SustainaView Technology shows that ‘going green’ is more than buying energy-efficient...
  • An estimated two-thirds of the nation's non-residential construction companies are planning to cut their payrolls, according to new employment and business forecast figures released today by the Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va. All told, those layoffs are forecast to result in a 30 percent decline in the number of people working on construction projects."Unless the...
  • In the coming decade, we will see some amazing new technologies that will affect our lives to such an extent that we will wonder how we ever lived without them.It's easy to tap into solar power if your construction materials--from roofing to siding to exterior facades--have built-in solar cells to create cost-efficient, aesthetically pleasing self-powered buildings. Building-integrated...
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...