Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • 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...
  • A 23-year-old employee died Monday at the Cardinal Coated Glass plant in Tumwater, Wash., after he fell against a pane of glass and severed an artery in his neck, the coroner's office said.Christopher Benson, 23, of Lacey tripped on the plant floor about 2:30 a.m., and his neck hit the edge of a pane of glass that was coming off the line, Thurston County Coroner Gary Warnock said. The glass was...
  • Truseal Technologies in Solon, Ohio, makes energy efficient spacers that go between panes of insulating glass, and it's making millions for China."We have exported nearly $100 million worth of product to China, so it's been a very energizing environment for us," says Gus Coppola, president of Truseal. 
  • Japan-based Asahi Glass has requested the Thai government to ease its energy expenses in support of expansion plans that would make Thailand its manufacturing hub.Industry Minister Mingkwan Sangsuwan said he had met executives of Asahi Glass (Japan) who were seeking incentives focused on electricity and other energy costs--a major expense in glass manufacturing--to assist expansion of its 24-...
  • Florida-based Arch Aluminum and Glass Co. has signed a lease for a 54,000-square-foot manufacturing center at 10 Fant Industrial Drive in Madison.Arch CEO Leon Silverstien says his company plans to start moving into the new facility in September and will be fully operational by the end of the year, according to an article in Nashville Business Journal Aug. 15. 
  • The entire building is to be re-clad with full-height glazed curtain walling which the company said would improve "the visual presence when viewed from the north and the south of the city" and, in particular, "provide a dominant and architecturally expressive view from City Square."The entire building is to be re-clad with full-height glazed curtain walling which the company...
  • The pillar, a 30-foot-tall glass structure that will stand on the median of Woodward at Cambourne, will showcase some of Woodward's cultural gems, such as Cranbrook and the Detroit Zoo, as its theme.The pillar, a 30-foot-tall glass structure that will stand on the median of Woodward at Cambourne, will showcase some of Woodward's cultural gems, such as Cranbrook and the Detroit Zoo, as its theme,...
  • A 15-square-foot pane of glass fell from a skyscraper in Times Square yesterday, shattering on the pavement just blocks away from the spot where a 1,500-pound pane hit the ground last week, authorities said. 
  • Glue that secures stainless-steel sheathing on the Veterans' Glass City Skyway's stay cables has turned out not to be as durable as the bridge's designers or builders expected it to be.The sheaths, which help protect the stay cables from the elements and add a decorative, light-reflecting feature to the bridge, were attached with epoxy during the bridge's construction to cradles passing through...
  • The Museum of the City of New York is opening an all-glass gallery that will include cold rooms to store the institution's valuable photographic negatives.The $28 million pavilion marks the first expansion since 1932 of the landmarked building on Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street. It is the first phase of a $97 million modernization project expected to be completed in 2011, according to a...
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  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...
  • 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....