Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • While residential private construction spending dipped 1 percent in June, nonresidential private spending rose 2.7 percent to an annual rate of $303.1 billion, according to an Aug. 1 report from the U.S. Census Bureau...
  • Talks have failed between officials at the Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association in Topeka, Kan., and the Americas Glass Association in Placerville, Calif. They were striving to reach a consensus on whether to create standards or building codes for the bath-enclosure industry...
  • Analysts from the Tokyo-based Rating and Investment Information Inc. maintained their AA issuer rating for Asahi Glass Co., of Japan, according to a July 31 article in The Nikkei Weekly...
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance’s Certification and Education Committee has started developing coursework on IG manufacturing quality...

  • Members of the National Fenestration Rating Council of Silver Spring, Md., have been meeting for years to develop a rating program for nonresidential fenestration products and systems. However, members of the design community, and building owners and managers, have been largely absent throughout this process...
  • In the midst of a busy nonresidential construction season, many glazing contractors nationwide face growing backlogs that stretch personnel resources and force managers to more carefully consider what projects they accept...
  • Mexico’s Vitro S.A. de C.V., France’s Saint-Gobain and Japan’s Nippon Sheet Glass released quarterly earnings reports in the last week with mixed results...
  • Average diesel prices nationwide increased 2 cents last week to $2.95 a gallon, according to data released July 24 from the Energy Information Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Energy...
  • Participants at the National Fenestration Rating Council’s Summer Membership Meeting July 24-27 in Minneapolis face a looming November deadline for technical procedures in the rating program for nonresidential fenestration products and systems...
  • With second quarter net income of $280 million, or $1.68 a share, on sales of $2.82 billion, officials at PPG Industries of Pittsburgh reported an all-time record first quarter sales in a July 20 release.

    Source: PPG Industries Inc., Pittsburgh


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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...
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