Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The Engineered Transparency conference, Sept. 26-28 at Columbia University in New York, provided a rare opportunity for members of the glass industry to discuss innovations and trends in glass with architects, engineers and consultants...
  • After falling 11 percent in July, new construction starts partially rebounded in August, increasing 6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $624.3 billion, according to a Sept. 27 release from McGraw-Hill Construction in New York. Starts for the first eight months of the 2007 reached $424.9 billion on an unadjusted basis, down 11 percent from the same period last year...
  • Tips to identify ordering scams
    In August, Alpine Glass and Mirror in Avon, Colo., was targeted in an ordering scam that could have cost the company upward of $3,500 if employees hadn’t caught it in time ...
  • The South Korean trade commission instituted provisional antidumping duties on Chinese float glass that domestic manufacturers say is undercutting prices ...

  • The construction subcommittee of the Tempering Division and the Insulating Division of the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., addressed a continuing problem of the use of metal scrapers by window cleaners ...
  • About 9,500 industry professionals from 54 countries attended GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, held Sept. 10-12 in Atlanta. More than ever, attendees faced a large number of international exhibitors, as about one-third of the record 538 exhibitors came from outside of the United States ...
  • Sept. 13, officials from PPG Industries of Pittsburgh announced the company is selling its automotive glass business for $500 million. Yesterday, company officials announced it will sell its fine chemicals business for about $65 million ...
  • Saint-Gobain and CRH affected
    Financial analysts from Fitch Ratings in New York say they expect the European building industry to see modest growth through the end of 2007. However, the residential building slowdown in the United States will have negative effects on the U.S. divisions of the European companies ...
  • Organization hosts educational seminar in Atlanta
    One of the largest areas of growth for the Ottawa, Ontario-based Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance is taking place outside of North America ...

  • Margaret Webb, executive director, Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario, and Jim Benney, director, National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., engaged in “Point-Counter Point” as part of the second annual Glazing Executives Forum ...
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  • 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...
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....