Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Despite the declining residential building market, total construction spending in 2006 reached $1.2 trillion, up 4.8 percent from 2005, according to a Jan. 31 release from the U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce...
  • Last week, e-glass weekly provided a “what’s in, what’s out” list for shower enclosures. This week, we’re looking to building exteriors...
  • Sales increased to $53.7 billion in fiscal 2006, up 18.5 percent over last year for France’s Saint-Gobain, according to a Jan. 25 company release. The glassmaker’s net income increased 32.6 percent to $2.2 billion, according to the release...
  • The Decorative Division of the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., finalized a definition of decorative glass during Glass Week 2007 at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota in Florida, Jan. 20-23...
  • Critics worry region’s building market could suffer
    Florida lawmakers this month voted to beef up windborne-debris regulations for the Panhandle, upping the codes for the region to equal that of the rest of the state...

  • Glaston Technologies, a glass machinery and equipment manufacturer of Finland-based Kyro Corp., entered into two joint ventures in China for tool manufacturing...
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems Ltd., of Flushing, N.Y., will open a Taiwan subsidiary focused on the design and installation of curtain wall and architectural windows, according to a Jan. 20 company release...
  • Q&A with Mark Baker, head of IBA Consultants

    In 2004, building envelope consulting firm IBA Consultants Inc. of Boca Raton, Fla., operated three offices, all in Florida. Today, the company has seven locations, including offices in Las Vegas, Seattle and New York City...
  • Glass Week 2007, which began Saturday at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota in Florida, featured eight guest speakers during the first three days...
  • Investments in green building should be a top priority for owners, corporations and real-estate investors, according to an article by Charles Lockwood in the December 25 edition of Barron’s, a New York City-based weekly financial magazine...

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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...