Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association of Schaumburg, Ill., met the Aug. 20 deadline to bring a revised proposal to allow AAMA 507 as an alternative thermal performance rating back to the International Code Council for consideration at the 2008 code hearings ...
  • As early as October, the National Fenestration Rating Council of Greenbelt, Md., will release a bidding tool for commercial component manufacturers, similar to the software under development for its nonresidential rating program, the Component Modeling Approach ...
  • Driven by a booming construction economy and strong growth in vehicle production, the demand for flat glass in China is expected to surpass demand in all other parts of the world by 2011, according to a forecast released Aug. 7 from the Bharat Book Bureau in Mumbai, India ...
  • Summer temperatures are going beyond hot to scorching as a heat wave crosses the United States, breaking or tying records in more than 20 cities ...
  • With near-unanimous backing from its membership, the Aluminum Extruders Council of Wauconda, Ill., completed an investigation of Chinese aluminum extrusion imports to identify whether Chinese companies are using unfair trade practices ...
  • In 2002, office construction starts were falling, and the residential building market led growth in the building market. During the past five years, the situation reversed ...
  • Officials at Efco Corp., the manufacturer of commercial and architectural fenestration products, told employees July 30 the company is in the midst of “very serious” negotiations with a potential buyer ...

  • Leading economic indicators report overall construction market improvement in June, with steady growth predicted for the rest of the year ...
  • Earlier this month, Sage Electrochromics Inc. of Faribault, Minn., secured $16 million in Series B financing from several leading renewable energy companies, with provisions for additional investment of $13 million ...
  • About 100 industry representatives gathered in Denver July 23-26 for the Greenbelt, Md.-based National Fenestration Rating Council’s summer meeting. As with meetings for the past few years, the NFRC’s nonresidential rating program led group discussions ...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...