Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • 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...
  • F. Barkow Inc., Milwaukee, will celebrate 130 years of family ownership this year, according to a Jan. 1 company release.“F. Barkow is proud of our long history as a family-owned business," said John Weise, family owner and president, in the release. "We’ve survived every economic downturn imaginable, and credit our longevity to our long-held mission of providing the...
  • Bohle America Inc., Charlotte, N.C., added a West Coast office and hired a divisional sales manager for the South East, according to a Jan. 7 company release. The move follows impressive growth following the company’s formal launch at GlassBuild America in October 2008 in Las Vegas, with more than 200 new accounts signed up since then.Rick Nelson, a long-time product...
  • Policymakers’ understanding of sophisticated risk transfer issues is growing, and that’s good news for construction subcontractors, according to The ASA Report: The Policy Environment in the States, which the American Subcontractors Association, Alexandria, Va., released Jan. 1, 2009. ASA’s annual evaluation of public policies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., formed an association-wide marketing committee, according to a Jan. 6 release. The committee will focus on several goals, including marketing:• the benefits of GANA to potential industry members• various products and services offered by GANA• the benefits of glass in architectural design, and more.The committee will be chaired...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., according to an August 27 release.Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CRL will continue to be independently managed and operated as a subsidiary of OBE and will retain all existing management structures and personnel. The company has eight...
  • 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...