Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Baking in summer, freezing in winter – conservatories don't always delight. But a bold new take on outdoor rooms is changing all that. The world has moved on from the time when adding a conservatory to your property was thought to be the height of sophistication. While they are still an excellent way to increase your living space and add value, their designs have lamented in the past....
  • Asahi India Glass Ltd posted a quarterly loss, hurt by foreign exchange fluctuations and a hike in fuel prices, it said in a statement on Wednesday, according to a July 30 Reuters article.
  • The second day of the NFRC’s Summer Meeting in Chicago had two blocks of meetings on the agenda: Research and technology and technical.

  • A worker wearing a safety harness fell through a glass roof at Grand Valley State University's Kirkhof Center Monday afternoon. The worker, John Badour, was caulking a section of roof with glass panes. There are metal rails around the glass, but the man fell through into a conference room, according to a July 28 article from Wood TV.
  • Chinese investors have built Ethiopia's first glass factory worth $15 million, the Ministry of Trade and Industry announced on Tuesday. The Chinese have been investing heavily in Africa, especially in resource rich areas. However, figures of their investment in Ethiopia were not readily available, according to a July 29 Reuters report.
  • Sahely Mukerji, news editor and managing editor of Glass Magazine, talks with Jim Benney, executive director, National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md.What is the status of outside development support funding for the Component Model Approach program?We got approval for $200,000 from the Department of Energy. Also got in-kind support from Southern California Edison CTAC. [Edison CTAC,...
  • During the opening session of the National Fenestration Rating Council’s Summer Meeting July 28, Michael Collins, vice president, Building Products Group, Jordan, Knauff & Co., Chicago, presented “Window & Door Industry Update.” He talked about: residential and commercial market overviews, Building Information Modeling, green building update, Chinese building products...
  • The National Fenestration Council’s Summer Meeting opened July 28 in Chicago. There were 117 attendees representing 84 companies,12 first-time attendees, and three new member companies: Glen Raven Inc., Burlington, N.C.; the National Glass Association, McLean, Va.; and the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association, Roseville, Minn.A series of task group meetings took place this morning...
  • As more Japanese companies expand by making large acquisitions abroad, some are finding they are missing a key element of success: a top executive who can bring together diverse domestic and foreign operations. … Joining the list more recently is Stuart Chambers, a former chief executive of U.K. glassmaker Pilkington PLC that two years ago was acquired by a rival only half its size, Japan'...
  • Viridian's  multimillion dollar investment in an upgrade of its glass manufacturing plant in Dandenong, Victoria, is on track to deliver a new range of high quality energy-efficient products for commercial and residential buildings. The plant upgrade is following swiftly upon the acquisition last year of the former Pilkington plant by CSR and a subsequent grant from the Victorian government...
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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...
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