Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., released GANA Glass Informational Bulletins, Volume One, according to a July 31 release. The document, a compilation of GANA's first 20 Glass Informational Bulletins, includes an updated version of the Designing Considerations for Laminated Glazing Applications GIB not previously released.GANA published its first GIB in 2000 and is working on...
  • Wishaw teenager Aidan Millar plunged to his death when he clambered onto a roof and fell through a skylight.The popular 18-year-old was killed following the accident at Girvan Swimming Pool just after midnight last Monday, July 21, according to a July 30 icLanarkshire report.
  • Solar power and windows coupled together are perfect technologies for generating energy. Recently, Japanese manufacturer Nihon Telecommunication Systems has come up with a way to maximize on this partnership. The company is preparing to release a solar windowpane that has integrated photovoltaic cells that will have the ability to provide power to a computer and also charge your cell, according...
  • The technical subcommittees meeting continued on the third day of the National Fenestration Rating Council's Summer Meeting July 30 in Chicago, starting with the Attachment Subcommittee. Five task groups presented their reports: Storm Window, Dynamic Attachments for Swinging Doors, Exterior Attachments, Interior Attachments, and Storm Door and Storm Panels.Other than the task group chairs,...
  • The first float glass ribbon was pulled on July 28 for Guardian Industries’ newest facility in Ryazan, Russia, according to a July 29 company release. The plant will produce 750 tons of glass per day, serving the residential and commercial construction markets. The facility will also feature a coating machine to produce high-performance coated glass products for local and international...
  • Baking in summer, freezing in winter – conservatories don't always delight. But a bold new take on outdoor rooms is changing all that. The world has moved on from the time when adding a conservatory to your property was thought to be the height of sophistication. While they are still an excellent way to increase your living space and add value, their designs have lamented in the past....
  • Asahi India Glass Ltd posted a quarterly loss, hurt by foreign exchange fluctuations and a hike in fuel prices, it said in a statement on Wednesday, according to a July 30 Reuters article.
  • The second day of the NFRC’s Summer Meeting in Chicago had two blocks of meetings on the agenda: Research and technology and technical.

  • A worker wearing a safety harness fell through a glass roof at Grand Valley State University's Kirkhof Center Monday afternoon. The worker, John Badour, was caulking a section of roof with glass panes. There are metal rails around the glass, but the man fell through into a conference room, according to a July 28 article from Wood TV.
  • Chinese investors have built Ethiopia's first glass factory worth $15 million, the Ministry of Trade and Industry announced on Tuesday. The Chinese have been investing heavily in Africa, especially in resource rich areas. However, figures of their investment in Ethiopia were not readily available, according to a July 29 Reuters report.
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  • 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...
  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
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