Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Emirates Glass LLC (EGL), one of the leading processors of architectural flat glass in the Middle East and a subsidiary of Glass LLC, wholly owned by Dubai Investments (DI), today announced that work on its new aed 175 million, state-of-the-art plant and headquarters, which will also house lumiglass industries, has begun at the Dubai Investments Park.
  • Vietnam produced 18.7 million square metres of glass in the first half of this year, a decrease of 5.3 per cent as compared with the same period in 2007, according to a July 4 report from Vietnam’s General Statistics Office.
  • At a glass factory in Wixom, glaziers are creating Woodward Avenue's first tribute -- a polished pillar of auto-history scenes that in August will rise 30 feet from the Woodward median near 9 Mile in Ferndale, according to a July 11 Detroit Free Press report.
  • Window and door manufacturer GBO Inc. said sales for the first quarter that ended May 31 were $12.2 million, little changed from a year earlier, because of an unfavorable exchange rate and the slumping U.S. housing market, according to a July 9 report in The Gazette.
  • Thousands of visitors from all over the world will come this summer to the new Eielson Visitor Center, with a spectacular view of North America's highest mountain, deep inside Denali National Park and Preserve. With the LEED certification process now completed, the building is rated as platinum, the highest ever achieved in the National Park Service. Features contributing to the certification...
  • With a view to cutting down on redtapism in the state, the state government has for the first time decided to formulate a Single Window Clearance Act.While many states have made attempts in this direction, Gujarat claims to be the first state to come up with such an Act to promote single window clearance, according to a July 9 Business Standard report.
  • Nonresidential construction lost 5,600 jobs in June 2008 on a seasonally-adjusted basis, raising the total number of jobs shed in the past year to 43,900, according to a July 3 report released by the U.S. Labor Department. This loss represents a slow-down compared to May 2008, which saw a decline of 7,400 jobs, according to a July 9 Associated Builders and Contractors report.
  • Solar energy product maker Energy Conversion Devices Inc. said it will supply solar cell laminates to General Motors Corp. for the world's largest rooftop power generation system.Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, according to a July 8 AP report.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers report a new approach to harnessing the sun's energy more cost effectively using windows that also allow a clear view. The technology involves the creation of a novel "solar concentrator" using a mixture of dyes painted onto the glass. With the use of dyes, lites of glass can collect and focus different colors of sunlight. Solar...
  • Oldcastle Glass has reached an agreement to sell its translucent wall and skylight business to Major Industries, a market leader in the translucent daylighting industry.Under the terms of the sale, Major Industries will assume the translucent wall and skylight backlog, and provide warranty support for existing installations. The sale is expected to close by the end of July, according to a July 9...
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