Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Stock by stock, public solar companies are returning to the sunlight, and soon a German star hopes to shine. German glass maker Schott is planning on making a public offering of its solar subsidiary, Schott Solar, aiming to raise around €500 million (about $739 million), according to German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (via Reuters).The exact size and date of the IPO have not...
  • The southbound lanes of High Street are closed in downtown Columbus, [Ohio,] after a glass pane fell from the Huntington Bank building Wednesday morning.The incident occurred shortly after 9 a.m., 10TV News reported Aug. 27.
  • When [Washington,] D.C., libraries director Ginnie Cooper presented Shaw [NW] residents with plans for a translucent, glass-encased, jewel of a new library, the reaction was generally enthusiastic. But the celebration didn't last very long. With the cost of construction materials soaring by the minute, and with the libraries facing yet another budget crunch, Cooper has had to go back to her...
  • After months of planning and "behind-the-scenes" work, portions of the Wyoming State Capitol are undergoing a remarkable transformation.With funds appropriated by the legislature, work is underway to reinstall the skylights above the House and Senate Chambers, according to a CBS News report Aug. 26.
  • The producer price index for finished goods climbed 1.4 percent before seasonal adjustment (1.2 percent seasonally adjusted) in July and 9.8 percent over 12 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Tuesday. The PPI for inputs to construction industries—a measure of costs of materials used in all types of projects plus items consumed by contractors, such as diesel...
  • The value of new construction starts advanced 6 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $578 billion, it was reported by McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Cos., New York. Led by the start of two massive electric power plants plus healthy gains for several public works categories, the nonbuilding construction sector climbed sharply. In addition, residential...
  • The Beijing Olympic Village has made steps toward reducing its carbon footprint by installing one of the world's first hybrid systems of SolarWall and photovoltaic/thermal  for renewable energy.The SolarWall is a perforated outer cladding that absorbs solar radiation, even on the coldest days, to create a current of warmed air that circulates into the building, according to a Buildingtalk...
  • Asahi Glass Co. rose 3 percent to 1,132 yen [$10.3] after Mitsubishi UFJ Securities lifted its rating on the stock to 2 from 3, saying it was undervalued when considering the company's operating profit level for the current and next business years.The brokerage said Asahi Glass's operating profit looked set to continue growing thanks to healthy demand for sheet glass used in TFT-LCDs.
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, declared force majeure on architectural, residential and specialty glass products as a result of torrential rains earlier in the week at its Wichita Falls, Texas, glass manufacturing facility, according to a company release Aug. 22. The rain flooded the plant’s basement and damaged critical process equipment. The company is currently assessing the extent of...
  • The production of glass and glass products in Hungary in the first half of this year was 18.1 percent higher than in the same period in 2007. Glass and glass products manufacturers’ sales in the January to June period were 15.3 percent higher year-on-year, with an increase in sales of 11.2 percent on the domestic Hungarian market and 17.8 percent higher sales on export markets, according to...
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  • 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...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...
  • 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...