Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The photovoltaic industry is expected to see annual growth between 40 percent and 50 percent during the next several years. Glass manufacturers and processors will be required to serve a critical role in the developing industry ...
  • A working group for the International Standards Organization of Switzerland is nearing completion of ISO 18292: Energy performance of fenestration systems – calculation procedure ...
  • Developments in photovoltaic technology and in mass production of solar cells are beginning to drive down costs and increase cell efficiencies, according to several solar industry representatives ...

  • After several months of rumors, Oldcastle Glass finalized its acquisition of The Vistawall Group June 29 ...
  • Some speculate the fabricator will go to installations next
    Oldcastle Glass of Santa Monica, Calif., became a major player in the aluminum curtain wall, skylight and window wall market ...
  • Texas first state to sign bill
    Read a Q&A with Virginia Lee, executive director of the Texas Glass Association, about the contingent payment bill, SB 324, to be effective Sept. 1...
  • Part one of two

    What that means for glazing professionals The Indian glazing community’s reaction to the implementation of the Energy Conservation Building Code is not clear yet. The code is the first of its kind in India ...

  • Industry frustration with the National Fenestration Rating Council’s new program for commercial products dominated much of the discussion at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance meetings ...
  • Energy efficiency tops conference agenda in Finland


    Read our GPD blogs here.

    Glass suppliers, architects, equipment makers and everyone else in between seemed to have one thing on their minds during this year’s Glass Performance Days: energy efficiency ...
  • The Glass Performance Days conference and expo will get underway this week, drawing an expected 1,000 attendees from about 60 countries to Tampere, Finland, for the five-day event ...

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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...