Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Manufacturers of curtain walls and architectural glass can celebrate the New Year early. Economists who spoke at the Reed Construction Forecast in Washington, D.C., Oct. 11, expect nonresidential construction to continue its boom throughout 2007...
  • At the start of the month, fabricators saw their energy surcharges from most glass manufacturers edge up from $1,250 in the third quarter to reach $1,300. The natural gas portion of the surcharge remained at $900, while the diesel surcharge rose from $350 to $400...
  • Q&A with William O’Keeffe
    In a series of e-glass weekly articles on wired glass in schools, architects said budget issues become an issue for school districts wanting to make the switch from wired glass to fire- and impact-resistant alternatives...

  • The structural committee for the International Code Council of Falls Church, Va., disapproved a set of proposed amendments backed by the America’s Glass Association of Placerville, Calif., that would have toughened the hardware and glass requirements for frameless shower doors...

  • The value of construction put in place rose to $1.2 trillion in August, up 0.3 percent compared to July, and 4.4 percent over August 2005, according to an Oct. 2 report from the U.S. Census Bureau...
  • Glass fabrication equipment supplier Salem Distribution Co. of Winston Salem, N.C., has grown about 60 percent in the last two years, according to company vice president, Howard Hanes...
  • GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo hit the mark in Las Vegas. A record 10,000 glass, window and door industry professionals gathered in Las Vegas for the three-day event...
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    Second quarter 2007 earnings per share for Minneapolis-based Apogee Enterprises Inc. increased 30 percent compared to the same period last year to 26 cents, company officials announced in a Sept. 20 earnings report...

  • The much-discussed issue of anti-terrorism and blast-mitigation glazing systems was the topic of presentation for Douglas Penn, director of management, YKK AP, Austell, Ga., at Architects of a Better Mind...
  • Greg Abel, chairman for Advocates for Safe Glass of Eugene, Ore., said that a North Carolina college student’s untimely death last February could have been prevented if impact-resistant glass had been specified for a window in his dorm...
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  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...