Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • A library is supposed to be a refuge of calm and tranquillity, but reaching one in Montreal can also be a form of extreme sport.Ever since the city's showcase Grande Bibliothèque du Québec opened to acclaim in 2005, it has been shedding pieces of glass. In three years, 13 of the glass panels encasing the building have exploded and shattered.
  • Two companies have been fined after an accident in which a lorry driver was injured beneath a 600 kg glass panel.Scheldebouw UK is being fined £20,000 and Brookfield Construction £18,000, with costs of £10,000 and £9,962 respectively.
  • Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "China Glass Industry Market Report, 2008" report to their offering. The report sets about the supply and demand market of China glass industry; and expounds the output tendency, regional distribution, industry structure, product price, import and export etc of China glass industry in recent years. Also, the report makes pertinent...
  • Solel Solar Systems announced the opening of a $9 million factory in Finland in partnership with Glaston.

  • “Climate Change” and “Cap and Trade” were the buzz words on the second day at the GANA Fall Conference, Sept. 9, at the Wyndham Dallas.“Energy and climate are the two issues that are going to change the glass and glazing industry,” said Kim Mann, general counsel of GANA, Topeka, Kan. “NFRC, Energy Star, greenhouse emissions, carbon footprint are...
  • Keynote speaker, Russ Huffer, chairman and CEO, Apogee Enterprises Inc., Minneapolis, spoke on the State of the Glass and Glazing Industry.“North America was a very protected market,” Huffer said during the speech, which was available as a live podcast. “A lot has changed. We’re affected by the global market where any standard item can be imported at low cost;...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., kicked off its Fall Conference, Sept. 8 at the DWF Wyndham, Dallas, with the board of directors meeting. The highlight of the day was the Fire Rated Glazing Council meeting chaired by Jerry Razwick, president, Technical Glass Products,  Kirkland, Wash. The primary points of discussion were sprinkler systems, labeling...
  • Our city is molting.  Bricks flake away. So do brittle fire escapes, terra-cotta encrustations, old paint, cracked stoops, faded awnings, sash windows, and stone laurels fashioned a century ago by Sicilian carvers. New York is shucking off its aging walk-ups, its small and mildewed structures, its drafty warehouses, cramped stores, and idle factories. In their place, the city is sprouting a...
  • Bridgeport Township, [Mich.,] leaders have approved a tax break to help a glass maker expand operations.Members of the township Board of Trustees approved the 12-year, 50 percent personal property tax abatement for new equipment at Central Insulated Glass, 6739 Dixie Highway.The abatement will save the company $550,000.
  • Ron Bovard of Bovard Studio Inc. Stained Glass, Fairfield, Iowa, announced that Bovard Studio Stained Glass Company has developed exterior protective glazing systems designed for the preservation of stained glass windows, which have passed hurricane code tests designed to withstand 150 mph wind loads and large missile impact, according to a Sept. 5 Market Watch report.
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
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