Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • IBA Consultants, a building envelope consulting firm, opened a San Francisco office. This marks the eighth regional office for the Boca Raton, Fla.-based company, according to an Oct. 8 company release."While single-family home construction remains stagnant, high-rise building construction for housing and office space remains strong in this region," said Mark Baker, president, in the...
  • The Trump International Hotel & Tower, Las Vegas, uses gold-coated glass fabricated by Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., according on an Oct. 6 Viracon release.“Architects were looking for a way to make the new Trump International Hotel and Tower Las Vegas shine," says Garret Henson, director of western region sales, Viracon, in the release. "They wanted the exterior glass...
  • Three years after buying the business, glass company boss Ryan Green has seen turnover double to over £9m [$15.7 million] and further growth will follow a £650,000 [$1.1 million] factory expansion.Green bought Clayton Glass, Stanley, U.K., in 2005 when turnover was £4.4m [$7.7 million] a year and the company was making a loss.For the first nine months of this year the...
  • Truseal Technologies Inc., Solon, Ohio, requested for emergency relief against a Chinese manufacturer of spacer systems to protect Truseal's intellectual property and to safeguard the quality of IG units produced in the market place, according to a Truseal release, Oct. 8.Truseal filed the suit Oct. 6 in the United States District Court, District of Nevada - Las Vegas against Beijing Huali...
  • The third and final day of GlassBuild America featured a seminar on decorative glass, New Age of Trends in Decorative Glass: Options and Trends in the Market. Sixty-three industry professionals attended the seminar.Steve Schiamara, national sales director, WorldGlass, Tampa, Fla., moderated a panel of four: Belinda Bennett, principal, Bennett Design Group, Houston; Randy Brooks, president,...
  • The Industrial Development Corporation of Zimbabwe Limited is considering re-modelling its subsidiary, National Glass Industries in Kadoma, which has been lying idle for years, as efforts to revive it intensify.National Glass Industries was set up by the IDC and its technical partner Romanian firm, Romsit in 1993.The glass firm however closed shortly afterwards as it produced poor quality glass,...
  • World demand for flat glass is forecast to rise 5.1 percent per year through 2012 to 6.5 billion square meters. Maintaining the trend seen over the 2002-2007 period, demand will outpace real (i.e., inflationadjusted) gains in the global economy. The market value of fabricated glass (basic flat glass as well as value-added products such as laminated, tempered, insulating and mirrored glass) is...
  • During a breakout session of the third annual Glazing Executives Forum Oct. 6 in Las Vegas, a group of about 50 glazing professionals discussed some of the common issues they face with general contractors and construction managers.

  • The third Glazing Executives Forum took place on the first day of GlassBuild America, Oct. 6, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. About 200 industry professionals participated in the forum, up from 143 last year and 101 the year before, said Phil James, president and CEO, National Glass Association, McLean, Va., in his welcome address. “Houston, we have a problem,” said Jeff...
  • The House today passed its version of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 by a vote of 263 to 171, welcome news to the Associated General Contractors of America . The bill now goes to President Bush, who is expected to sign it promptly.The package, which the Senate passed on Wednesday, 74-25, includes the financial-market rescue provisions that the House rejected on Monday, plus an...
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  • 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...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...
  • 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...