Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The wait for Apple's first retail store in the nation's capital will reportedly drag on, as local preservationists have been unable to see eye-to-eye with the Mac maker on a design for the new shop.Concern that Apple's design may be too radical for the surrounding neighborhood appears to be the primary issue. [The] most recent proposal calls for a glass first story "with a solid-stone upper...
  • The Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va., released estimates on Tuesday of the impact of construction investment on jobs, gross domestic product and personal earnings for the U.S. and each state. The estimates show that $1 billion of infrastructure spending supports $3.4 billion of GDP, $1.1 billion of personal earnings and 28,500 jobs. Approximately 9,700 (34 percent)...
  • PPG Industries Inc. [Pittsburgh] issued a fourth-quarter earnings view below analysts' expectations as its domestic industrial customers have been cutting production and taking longer to replenish inventories, reflecting weaker consumer demand and tight credit markets.The maker of paints, glass and chemicals expects earnings of 35 cents to 45 cents per share for the quarter. Analysts polled by...
  • Officials at Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., announced a profit sharing payout for the fourth quarter of $472 per employee, rounding out total payout for the past 12 months to more than $2,200 per employee, according to a Dec. 18 company release. The announcement was made during the company’s December employee meetings.The meetings included comments from the Viracon executive management team...
  • Billco Manufacturing, Zelienople, Pa., launched a corporate Web site, according to a Dec. 23 company release. The site is designed to provide glass fabricators with a comprehensive source of product information as well as sales tools to better accommodate current and future customers.Quote Request forms offer inquiring customers a way to organize their requests and contact the Sales and Parts...
  • This drab Eastern German city [Frankfurt An Der Oder], which was almost completely destroyed during the last days of World War II, boasts the most spectacular medieval stained glass windows that any mayor could dream of showing, especially during Christmas festivities.The windows have finally been returned to their home in the Marienkirche, or Church of Our Lady, after a more than 60-year...
  • The production of glass and glass products in Hungary in the first 10 months of this year was 13 percent higher than in the same period in 2007, according to a Dec. 12 report from Hungary’s Central Statistical Office. Glass and glass products manufacturers’ sales in the January to October period were 10.5 percent higher year-on-year, with an increase in sales of 10.6 percent on the...
  • The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed $89,000 in fines against Ajay Glass & Mirror Co., a Manchester, N.Y., contractor, for allegedly exposing employees to falls of up to 50 feet at a Buffalo work site.OSHA began its inspection after an OSHA official observed Ajay Glass & Mirror employees working without fall protection on the...
  • The Libbey House is steeped in history and tradition, surrounded by towering oak trees and a thick metal gate. But it will soon undergo a major transformation.An inspiring feature of the house is the glass solarium in the corner of the first floor. The patio has multiple windows looking directly down at the museum for guests who want a better look at the city.Phil Williams, chairman of the Libbey...
  • Value-added glass solutions provider Apogee Enterprises Inc. reported a rise in the third-quarter net earnings from the year-ago period primarily due to higher revenues. The company also reaffirmed its fiscal 2009 earnings per share view. The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based company reported a rise in third-quarter net earnings to $17.65 million, or $0.63 per share, from $11.0 million, or $0.38 per...
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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...