Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Six medieval stained-glass windowpanes looted by the Red Army during World War II were returned to a German church Monday, where officials said they hoped to negotiate the return of other plundered artworks.The windows complete a 117-panel set that depicts the Bible in pictures. The 14th century panels will be restored and re-installed at the Marienkirche, a church near Germany's border with...
  • The European Commission has just published a study commissioned by the Enterprise & Industry DG saying that policy makers should consider the environmental and energy benefits of glass when designing new environmental policies. The study looked at the competitiveness of the glass industry which encompasses a lot of different products: high quality pharmaceutical and cosmetic glass containers...
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co. will reduce investment in equipment at its Pilkington unit after being fined by the European Union's competition authority, the Financial Times reported citing Chief Executive Officer Stuart Chambers, according to a Nov. 17 Bloomberg report.  
  • Emirates Float Glass, a subsidiary of Glass LLC, wholly owned by Dubai Investments PJSC, has signed a technology licensing agreement with American conglomerate PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, for its second float glass manufacturing facility in Abu Dhabi.The construction of the new plant, which complements the company’s existing production unit in the Abu Dhabi Industrial City, will enable...
  • Cyclone Power Technologies Inc., Pompano Beach, Fla., announced today that it has signed a purchase agreement with Bent Glass Design of Hatboro, Pa., for a Waste Heat Engine cogeneration system. This is Cyclone's first sale and commercial installation of its award-winning WHE. The initial WHE system covered under this agreement will convert over 500,000 BTUs of exhaust heat from the customer...
  • “It is hard to find a pulse in this year’s batch of construction industry forecasts for 2009,” Engineering News-Record reported on Nov. 13. “McGraw-Hill Construction (of which ENR is part) is forecasting a 7.4 percent decline in construction starts in 2009, following declines of 12.4 percent this year and 8.0 percent in 2007. The U.S. Dept. of Commerce...
  • 3M [with U.S. headquarters in St. Paul, Minn.] announced today that the National Fenestration Rating Council [Greenbelt, Md.] has certified a range of the company’s window films. These films include 3M’s metal-free Prestige Series, which blocks 66 percent of the sun’s heat streaming through windows and 99.9 percent of the ultraviolet rays. NFRC certification...
  • Credit Union Centre [Saskatoon, Saskatchewan] is hoping that a hockey game will no longer be a smashing experience. Following frequent delays due to broken glass, eight panes broken in total so far this year, the building is undergoing a complete evaluation of its first generation seamless glass system, according to a Nov. 14 Saskatoonhomepage.com report.
  • Some downtown Dallas streets were closed after a window washing platform broke several panes on a skyscraper and sent glass tumbling more than 40 stories.Dallas police say nobody was on the platform when the accident happened Thursday morning. Authorities are looking into whether a motor malfunctioned, according to a Nov. 13 chron.com report.
  • Now that the stained-glass windows at Hackley Public Library [Muskegon, Mich.] have been restored, it's time to thank those who made the expensive proposition possible.As part of the restoration, thermal windows that protect the stained glass were replaced. Those windows were installed in 1977, and at that time a big goof was made, which went unnoticed until Stained Glass by Shenandoah [Front...
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  • 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...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...