Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • As early as October, the National Fenestration Rating Council of Greenbelt, Md., will release a bidding tool for commercial component manufacturers, similar to the software under development for its nonresidential rating program, the Component Modeling Approach ...
  • Driven by a booming construction economy and strong growth in vehicle production, the demand for flat glass in China is expected to surpass demand in all other parts of the world by 2011, according to a forecast released Aug. 7 from the Bharat Book Bureau in Mumbai, India ...
  • Summer temperatures are going beyond hot to scorching as a heat wave crosses the United States, breaking or tying records in more than 20 cities ...
  • With near-unanimous backing from its membership, the Aluminum Extruders Council of Wauconda, Ill., completed an investigation of Chinese aluminum extrusion imports to identify whether Chinese companies are using unfair trade practices ...
  • In 2002, office construction starts were falling, and the residential building market led growth in the building market. During the past five years, the situation reversed ...
  • Officials at Efco Corp., the manufacturer of commercial and architectural fenestration products, told employees July 30 the company is in the midst of “very serious” negotiations with a potential buyer ...

  • Leading economic indicators report overall construction market improvement in June, with steady growth predicted for the rest of the year ...
  • Earlier this month, Sage Electrochromics Inc. of Faribault, Minn., secured $16 million in Series B financing from several leading renewable energy companies, with provisions for additional investment of $13 million ...
  • About 100 industry representatives gathered in Denver July 23-26 for the Greenbelt, Md.-based National Fenestration Rating Council’s summer meeting. As with meetings for the past few years, the NFRC’s nonresidential rating program led group discussions ...
  • Low-emissivity, reflective and smart glass products are expected to drive global flat glass demand to reach more than 39 million metric tons by 2010. Worldwide demand was estimated at 31.4 million metric tons in 2006 ...
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