Latest News in Commercial Glass

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  • SaftiFirst, a manufacturer of fire rated glazing and framing, now offers architects and design professionals an opportunity to receive CEU credits online with “Designing with Fire Rated Glass.” This program is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week through www.safti.com and is registered for one American Institute of Architects Learning Unit and one Health, Safety and Welfare credit,...
  • Croatia’s Ministry of Economy, Labor and Entrepreneurship reports that the Vetropack Straza glass packaging manufacturer has recently put into operation a rebuilt furnace with a daily production capacity of 230 tonnes of coloured glass, according to a June 17 SeeNews article. This capacity is 50 tons higher than the previous capacity. The furnace has reportedly cost HRK151 million ($32...
  • New technologies or methods of working often take years, decades even, from the time they are introduced and taken up by the early adopters to when they eventually go mainstream However, the feeling in the industry is that, for Building Information Modeling (BIM), the time has come Autodesk, for example, is predicting sales nearing the half million mark of its 3D software over the next couple of...
  • With climate change high on the agenda, the Japanese hosts of the G-8 summit have worked hard to make the event as green as possible. The temporary, low-emissions press center was built with recycled and reusable material and has many green features: solar panels to generate power, louvers to limit radiant heat and skylights to maximize natural light, according to July 7 blog on MSNBC.com.
  • Sejal Architectural Glass received an encouraging response from investors, providing a listing gain of 13 percent on July 1. However, the weak market conditions have led to profit-booking in the stock, according to a July 7 article in The Economic Times.
  • A man was killed when two tons of laminated glass sheets fell onto him in Johannesburg on Monday morning, emergency officials said.Netcare 911 spokesperson Mark Stokoe said the accident happened while the man, in his mid-20s, was unloading 20 sheets of glass from a truck in Denver, according to a July 7 iol.co article.
  • Taylor Woodrow is nearing completion of the installation stage of the nine glass canopies on the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, Frank Gehry's first project in England, according to a July 3 article from Building.
  • Demand for aluminum is outpacing demand, forcing prices up, according to a July 1 article from SeekingAlpha.com. Already-high aluminum prices could increase 33 percent in the next couple of years, according to the article.
  • A bipartisan group of nine U.S. senators are pushing for an energy summit after the Independence Day recess, according to a June 30 article from the Oil and Gas Journal. "Our country is in serious danger because of skyrocketing energy costs. This growing crisis demands urgent action and we must be committed to coming together in a bipartisan way to develop comprehensive energy legislation,...
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  • 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...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...