Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • New York Gov. David Paterson recently gave the go-ahead to the State Green Building Construction Act, which will require future state building to conform to green building practices.At the same time, the governor signed the green residential building grant program, which will provide incentives to residents who build green houses.
  • Designers wanting to reduce the environmental footprint of their buildings are in fact often adding to the environmental load by overglazing their structures, a Toronto architect says, according to an Oct. 16 Daily Commercial News report.Many designers are upping the amount of glass in their facades in order to increase daylighting and provide good views, explained Jenny McMinn of Halsall...
  • Various internationally renowned architects are set to compete for the prestigious Emirates Glass LEAF [Leading European Architects Forum] Awards 2008, to take place in London on Oct. 23. Emirates Glass LLC, the leading processors of premium architectural flat glass in the Middle East and a subsidiary of Glass LLC, which is wholly owned by Dubai Investments, will be sponsoring and participating...
  • PPG said net income was $117 million, or 70 cents a share, compared with $191 million, or $1.15 a share, for the same period a year ago. Sales for the glass and paint supplier were $4.2 billion vs. last year's $3.1 billion, according to an Oct. 16 Market Watch report.PPG's earnings were adversely affected by a number of unusual items, without which earnings would have been $227 million, or $1.37...
  • Serbia’s Privatisation Agency has invited bids in a tender for the acquisition of 100 percent of the total registered capital in the Glass Company Pancevo, according to an agency report Oct. 9. The deadline is Dec. 19. Bidders must satisfy certain criteria, including minimum revenues and capital. The company, established in 1930, manufactures glass for use in the automotive, construction...
  • A blue star of light reached from Rodney Livingston's welding torch like a glowing insect across the factory floor.As the glare receded, the 45,000-square-foot factory on Merced's south side came into view: stacks of windows leaned against one another. Silver aluminum skylight frames were stacked on the ground.The busy sounds of manufacturing filled the air. Saws chewed at glass, drills punched...
  • The TKTS booth in Times Square has a new updated look that fits in with its neon-bright neighborhood, according to an Oct. 16 newsday.com report.The new booth, which sits on a traffic island at the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue, is a fiberglass shell encased by an all-glass structure that sits under a glowing red glass staircase.  
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, today reported record sales for the third quarter of $4.2 billion, surpassing the prior year's third quarter results by 37 percent. Third quarter reported net income was $117 million, or 70 cents per share. Adjusted net income excluding unusual items was $227 million, or $1.37 per share, according to an Oct. 16 Market Watch report."Our financial performance...
  • Japan's Nippon Sheet Glass said on Thursday it has been modifying its U.S. plants to boost solar cell glass output but voiced concerns about missing business chances as demand will likely grow faster than it can keep up with, according to an Oct. 16 Reuters report.Nippon Sheet Glass, which competes with Japan's Asahi Glass Co Ltd., France's Saint-Gobain and U.S.-based Guardian, sees glass used to...
  • In an effort to educate security professionals in and around New York City on glass retention and window protection films, Jordan Frankel, vice president of ShatterGARD Inc. and a world-renowned glass protection expert, was asked to speak at a special Times Square Security Association Meeting, according to an Oct. 15 azobuild.com report.The Times Square Security Association Meeting included...
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  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...
  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...