Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • 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...
  • IFC, Kolkata, India, a member of the World Bank Group, will help HNG Float Glass Ltd. set up a state-of-the-art plant in Halol in the Indian state of Gujarat, according to a July 7 company release. The plant will produce 600 tons of energy efficient float glass daily, helping meet demand from the construction and automotive sectors, while creating new jobs and developing local supply chains.
  • Bonnell Aluminum, Newnan, Ga., launched its large extrusion press expansion project. A new 5,500-ton hydraulic press, handling systems and ancillary equipment will arrive at Bonnell's manufacturing facility in Carthage, Tenn., over several months and be installed in a new building covering 70,000 square feet, according to a July 8 company release.
  • Diamon-Fusion International Inc., San Clemente, Calif., global developer and exclusive licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, implemented its proprietary nano-surface chemical vapor chamber coating system at Bravestro - Vidros de Segurança Ltda., the company’s exclusive distributor in Brazil, according to a July 7 company release. This industrial implementation at...
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  • SaftiFirst, a manufacturer of fire rated glazing and framing, now offers architects and design professionals an opportunity to receive CEU credits online with “Designing with Fire Rated Glass.” This program is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week through www.safti.com and is registered for one American Institute of Architects Learning Unit and one Health, Safety and Welfare credit,...
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  • 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...
  • 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'...