Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Southwall Technologies, a thin film company out of Palo Alto, Calif., has joined the ranks of United States-based glass companies bringing energy-efficient glass and glazing products to China...

  • Company set to complete exit of auto glass market with sale of RV and bus windshield business
    Revenues increased 17 percent in the final fiscal quarter of 2007 over the same period last year for Apogee Enterprises Inc. of Minneapolis, according to an April 11 company release. Total year revenues for the company reached $778.8 million, also 17 percent above fiscal year 2006...
  • Genstar Capital LLC of San Francisco bought International Aluminum Corp., Monterey Park, Calif., in a deal worth $228 million, according to an April 2 Genstar announcement...
  • Officials from Santa Monica, Calif.-based Oldcastle Glass say its planned Atlanta facility, set to start operations in September, will help serve increasing demand for hurricane-resistant glass in the Southeastern United States...
  • Q&A with Chris Mammen, president of Mammen Glass & Mirror

    Recent growth at Mammen Glass & Mirror in Irving, Texas, helped the company earn recognition from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, says Chris Mammen, president of the 78-person family-run business...

  • High-performance glazing gains ground in the country

    The growing number of American architects working in China has opened the doors for U.S. glass companies to become involved in the exploding Chinese construction market, according to representatives from PPG Industries of Pittsburgh...
  • Metals hit the hardest for glass industry

    While prices for glass have remained steady for the past several months, recent predictions from the Associated General Contractors of America in Arlington, Va., indicate price hikes are coming...
  • After a weak January, construction starts in February rebounded 7 percent. However, total construction for the first two months of 2007 still sits 15 percent lower than it did during the same period last year...
  • Grand Canyon Skywalk bridge set to open

    Tomorrow, the laminated glass bridge over the Grand Canyon will open to the public, allowing visitors to pay $25 for an unobstructed view 4,000 feet down to the Colorado River...
  • Frederico Broccoli, president and chief executive officer of Biesse America, announced the company acquired the distribution and service branch of AGM Glass Machinery Inc. during a news conference March 22 at Biesse headquarters in Charlotte, N.C...
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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...