Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Trina Solar Ltd., a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, founded in 1997, today announced the inauguration of a 26 MW PV plant, consisting of an installation which uses primarily PV modules manufactured by Trina Solar, in Fuente Alamo, Murcia, in the south-east of Spain on Aug. 7, 2008. The...
  • Glass Magazine’s third annual Crystal Achievement Awards produced 29 winners in 21 categories, including new additions Best Retail Showroom and Best Mirror Installation/Residential.“The nominations each year just continue to amaze me,” says Matt Slovick, editor in chief of Glass Magazine. “When I see all the winners at one time, it shows how much the industry continues to...
  • Kyocera Corp. will make a full-scale entry into the touch panel business. In respect to the resistive touch panel composed of two glass substrates, the company has already commercialized 6.2-inch products and will start mass-producing 5.7-inch products in October 2008, according to a Sept. 22 TechOn report.Kyocera plans to produce touch panels as large as the LCD panels that it mainly...
  • Macao imported 1.56 million kilos of float glass and surface ground or polished glass, in sheets, worth $634,000 in the first half of this year, as compared with imports of 1.42 million kilos worth $455,000 in the same period in 2007, according to the Macao Statistics and Census Service, Sept. 15.Poland produced 33.2 million square meters of “sheets of float glass and surface...
  • Preliminary designs for the $25 million renovation of the east and west concourses at Tulsa International Airport were approved unanimously Thursday by the Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust, according to a Sept. 19 Tulsa World report. Trustees approved a design that features 5-foot-wide peaked skylights running the 500-foot length of the concourses.
  • What will set one kitchen or bath apart from another? Giving it a custom, one-of-a-kind look -- glass, according to a Sept. 19 Naperville Sun report.Glass tile, an ancient material, is the new material of choice for residential and commercial surfaces because it is durable and practical. Color, texture, pattern, size and the shape of the glass tile can easily be changed making it an ideal design...
  • Officials are on the scene of another incident of glass falling from the Bank of America Tower in Times Square, according to a Sept. 17 NY1.com report.It happened about 3 p.m. at West 42nd and Sixth Avenue.The Buildings Department says a debris container fell, hit a glass facade, causing several pieces to fall from the 50th floor.Sixth avenue between 42nd and 44th streets were closed as...
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc., Minneapolis, announced fiscal 2009 second quarter earnings. Apogee provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing industries, according to a Sept. 17 Market Watch report.
  • Cooperation negotiations have now ended for Glaston Corp.'s locally operating glass processing unit Tamglass Glass Processing as a part of its recovery program. The negotiations began July 30 July, according to a Sept. 10 company release. The glass processing unit will close its working machine and special automotive glass business and enhance its building glass business. At the...
  • Diamon-Fusion International Inc., San Clemente, Calif., got the exclusive contract to apply Diamon-Fusion nano-coating to the Nike world headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., near Portland, according to a Sept. 17 company release.The first phase took place this month on the John McEnroe Building facade along its exterior glass walls and windows. Santa Cruz, Calif.-based Central Coast Diamon-Fusion...
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  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...
  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...