Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • A chartered surveyor is recovering after falling through a skylight on a job in Basingstoke [U.K.].The man, aged in his 50s, was working on a site in the town last Thursday when the accident occurred, according to a Nov. 3 ContractJournal report.
  • Changes to the way glass is used during the past 10 years have put pressure on firms involved in the industry.While glaziers that can replace a broken window with a handful of putty are still relatively easy to find, those that can specify and supply glass as a building product, to fabricate walls, floors and staircases, are thin on the ground.Debbie Paul, chief executive of the Joiner Industry...
  • IBA Consultants will work on two of the newest high-rise construction projects in Chicago: 465 North Park Drive and Avalon South Clark, according to a Nov. 3 company release.For North Park Drive, a 40-story condominium tower with 269 units and a 10-story parking podium, IBA will provide glass and glazing, waterproofing, roofing, schematic design, design development, bid analysis, mock-up and...
  • Thornton Tomasetti, Chicago, opened two offices in the United Arab Emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi this month, to accommodate the firm’s expanding business development and involvement in more than a dozen current, high-profile projects in the Middle East, according to a company release Nov. 3. The firm has been working in the Middle East since late 1970s. Its current projects are...
  • Elderly residents had a lucky escape when a glass dome shattered and fell on them as they were playing cards in a north Hampshire [U.K.] sheltered housing scheme.Tony Kinge, 67, who lives in a residential flat at Bishopswood Court, in Hangar Road, Tadley, was playing his regular card game with fellow residents when the glass cascaded around their ears, according to a Nov. 1 Basingstoke...
  • Anara Tower, a planned skyscraper in Dubai, is set to feature a glass pod at 2,150 feet, according to Gizmodo.com. The tower will be 500 feet shorter than the world's largest, the Burj Dubai.
  • PGT Inc., North Venice, Fla., the hurricane-resistant window and door maker, lost $1.63 million in the third quarter on revenues that dropped nearly 25 percent and hinted at more job cuts if the economy weakens further.The loss at Sarasota County's largest manufacturer equated to 5 cents per share and compared with a profit of $1.07 million, or 4 cents per share, during the same quarter a year...
  • It is the building material of the 21st Century, thanks to advances in computer-aided design and glazing techniques. So now just about every landmark building includes some tricksy use of glass.At Westfield [mall, west London] the glazed roof dips and dives and the stores within feature far more glass than traditional frontages warrant. In fact, there are 3,361 glass panels in the entire complex....
  • Hundreds of workers in Huddersfield [U.K.] have been assured that their jobs are safe following the collapse of a glass supply firm.Liverpool-based Greenberg Group Ltd., trading as Greenberg Glass Contracts, has gone into administration in the face of worsening market conditions. But a separate business, Greenberg Glass Emergency Ltd., which employs 300 people and is based at Crosland Moor,...
  • Global market for soda ash is projected to reach 49 million metric tons by 2012, reflecting a CAGR of 3.56 percent for the period 2008-2012. Asia-Pacific represents the largest as well as fastest growing market for soda ash with an estimated 17.2 million metric tons in 2008. Soda ash is primarily used in the manufacture of glass bottles and other glass containers. It also finds use in the...
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
  • 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...