Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Construction costs in the fourth quarter of 2006 increased 2.12 percent over third quarter 2006 and 9.65 percent over fourth quarter 2005, according to the cost index from New York-based Turner Construction Co...
  • Company plans to exit automotive market
    As a result of strong third quarter results, officials from Minneapolis-based Apogee boosted its 2007 earnings outlook to a range of 98 cents to $1.04 per share, up from the earlier guidance of 92 cents to 98 cents per share...
  • Officials from France’s Saint-Gobain announced plans to convert more than 4.3 million “Oceane” bonds into new shares at a ratio of four shares for one bond, according to a Dec. 21 company release...
  • Q&A with Jim Benney
    Work on the National Fenestration Rating Council’s Component Modeling Approach for nonresidential systems is nearing completion, says Jim Benney, executive director of the Silver Spring, Md.-based organization. Read the exclusive e-glass weekly interview with Benney below to learn more about the CMA as well as NFRC’s investigation into an insulating glass certification program...
  • High-performance products to drive demand in 2007
    Even in an environment of high fuel costs, rising material prices, growing overseas competition and a suffering housing market, 2006 proved successful for many U.S. commercial glass companies. And this trend will only continue in 2007, according to predictions from several commercial glass fabricators...
  • The Architecture Billings Index jumped six points in November, reaching the second highest levels of 2006, according to a Dec. 20 release from the American Institute of Architects of Washington, D.C...
  • Officials from Asahi Glass Co., of Japan, cut the company’s 2006 profit forecast by almost half due to rising costs and falling demand, according to a Dec. 21 company release. They revised their previous net income outlook of $643 million to $347 million, a 46.1 percent decrease...
  • The recent downturn in the housing market has forced many glass companies, including AFG Industries Inc. of Kingsport, Tenn., to reorganize and reevaluate their market focus. AFG officials announced in a Dec. 8 release that the company would stop production at the Cinnaminson, N.J., float facility on or before Feb. 5...

  • This past week marked two international investments for Guardian Industries of Auburn Hills, Mich...
  • Energy efficiency takes center stage at India glass show
    Day one seminars at the 4th International Glass Technology Seminar & Trade Show in India reflected a popular trend in the U.S. glazing industry: green architecture...
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  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...
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