Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Early morning, Jan. 26, two teenagers fell, one fatally, through a skylight over an elementary school gymnasium in Port Jervis, N.Y...
  • Despite a housing slump, employment of architects and engineers jumped 3.5 percent since January 2007, said Ken Simonson, chief economist for The Associated General Contractors of America, in a release dated Feb. 1...
  • Many companies provide these important insurance coverages to their employees, but don’t always consider how their employees would meet financial obligations when they are unable to work while recovering from an illness or injury...
  • The first non-North American lab has been authorized in Beijing to test for the Insulating Glass Certification Council and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, said John Kent, administrative manager, IGCC, Sackets Harbor, N.Y. He spoke on the opening day of IGMA’s 8th Annual Conference in Sanibel Island, Fla., Jan. 28-Feb. 1 ...

  • Skyrocketing scrap prices for metals, particularly copper and aluminum, have made construction jobsites prime targets for thieves. Contract glaziers say they increasingly have to protect against thefts of everything from copper wire to aluminum frames ...
  • Sales for French glassmaker Saint-Gobain increased 4.4 percent in 2007, with operating income rising 10.6 percent to $6 billion, according to a Jan. 24 company release ...

  • Take a “guest tour” of your facility, inspecting it from a visitor’s perspective

    Start with the grounds and parking lot, check the sidewalks and entrance ...

  • Nickel sulfide inclusions in the all-glass façade of Des Moines’ Central Library are being blamed for more than 30 broken lites. The Des Moines Public Library Board of Trustees filed a lawsuit Jan. 16 against the local architect and the glass installer over the breakages on the 21-month-old building ...

  • High winds, not faulty glass, blamed for breaks
    Seven cracked windows on the recently opened New York Times Building in Manhattan have caught the attention of the New York City Department of Buildings ...
  • Armed with nothing but a travel guide, wi-fi and her wits, blogger Katy Devlin learns more about fenestration - and defenestration ...
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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...