Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • When the owners of Central Insulated Glass decided to build a new facility, it was an easy decision to integrate glass in the Bridgeport Township building design.Showcasing its "curtain wall" system of all metal and glass, the front entrance of the Bridgeport Township facility is a sparkling display of floor-to-ceiling, high-efficiency glass that keeps the building warm in the winter...
  • The Laminating Division of the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., released a new specification, according to a July 23 press release. The Standard Specification for Ball Drop Impact Resistance of Laminated Architectural Flat Glazing is a companion piece for the division’s ball drop test method released in 2006. The purpose of the specification is...
  • Fen-Tech Inc., Superior, Wis., has teamed-up  with Stern & Co., Cleveland, to represent Fen-Tech in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New York, according to a July 23 company release.  Stern & Co., founded in 1962, represents component and insulating glass manufacturers to the window and door industry in the Midwestern U.S....
  •  The production operations of Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, have been certified to the ISO 9001:2000 International Quality Standard, according to a July 23 company release. Edgetech's quality system for the manufacture of Super Spacer products was audited and certified effective July 3, 2008.ISO 9001:2000 is a set of standardized requirements of the International Organization for...
  • Xinyi Glass Holdings Chairman Lee Yin-yee has bought 500,000 shares of the company on the stock exchange at $4.68 per share, or $2.34 million in total, according to the stock exchange's SDI information.Acquired on the stock exchange, the shares increased Lee's long position in the company from 409.9 million shares (24.27 percent) to 410.4 million shares (24.30 percent). 
  • A rapidly expanding domestic economy, continuing efforts toupgrade physical infrastructure, sustained strength in foreign investment funding,healthy demand for Chinese manufactured goods, ongoing urbanization, and furtherpopulation and household growth will all boost construction spending in China. Theseand other trends are presented in Construction Outlook in China, a new study fromThe Freedonia...
  • The first glass factory of its kind in Ethiopia has reportedly begun producing samples of its produces. According to Du Seng Shan, General Manager of Ethiopia Hansom International Glass PLC, the factory which has been under construction with 280.5 million birr is exerting efforts to provide construction materials for the rapidly expanding construction sector in the country.
  • Her hair — all those writhing, slithering serpents, undulating in freakish asymmetry — seems to have been transplanted to the Sol Lewitt Gallery at the New Britain Museum of American Art, according to a July 20 Republican American article.
  • A cutting-edge residential facility at SUNY Cortland was recently awarded a prestigious designation by the nation’s leading evaluator of environmentally sustainable and energy efficient buildings.Constructed in 2005, the Glass Tower Hall is one of approximately 40 newly constructed buildings in New York State to win Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the...
  • A teenager died after falling from the roof of a swimming pool, police said.The 18-year-old male plunged from the roof after clambering on to the building in the early hours of Monday morning.It is thought he smashed through a skylight and fell inside, landing in the cafe area of Girvan Swimming Pool in Ayrshire, according to a July 21 The Press Association report.
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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...
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