Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The new Scottish headquarters of building services company NG Bailey has packed in virtually every eco tech under the sun. The main entrance to the building, called Solais House, faces south and so gets a larger amount of sunlight than the other aspects of the office. The exterior wall of the foyer is almost completely photovoltaic glass, which generated 350kWh over the first six and a half weeks...
  • Energy-efficient automation solutions for the glass industry are the focal point of Siemens' trade fair presentation at this year's glasstec which shall take place in Düsseldorf from Oct. 21 to 25. With its Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) and Totally Integrated Power (TIP) concepts, Siemens offers a uniform range of products and systems for automation and power supply, supplemented by a...
  • Bill Lingnell, Lingnell Consulting Services, Rockwall, Texas, gave an involved Thermal Stress Research Update for Insulating Glass on the last day of the GANA Fall Conference, Sept. 10, in Dallas. The update included an overview of thermal stress, thermal stress resistance, thermal stress evaluation, an edge strength failure prediction model, case studies for monolithic glass, plate and...
  • Aurora, Ohio-based FeneTech Inc. has formed a strategic partnership with SoftSolution, Austria, for the North American market, including the United States, Canada and Mexico, according to a company release Sept. 11. Effective immediately FeneTech will take over all sales, service and support activities for SoftSolution products in these territories.“When evaluating potential partners we...
  • On Sept. 9, Logan International Airport officially opened and dedicated a $3.5 million memorial honoring those who perished on 9/11, specifically the 147 victims of American Flight 11 and United Flight 175, both of which took off from Boston.At the entry, you choose one of two winding paths, both of which culminate at a large glass cube. The cube itself is simple, understated, made of greenish...
  • Arch Aluminum and Glass Co., Tamarac, Fla., has developed innovative new mirror manufacturing techniques to meet the demand for lower cost and more efficient concentrator photovoltaic units in the burgeoning renewable energy industry.The Arch parabolic mirrors optically focus sunlight onto a concentrator containing active solar cell materials that convert the intense light into electricity. The...
  • GANA’s Tempering Division met on the third and final day of the association’s fall conference, Sept. 10, in Dallas. Several committees, sub-committees and task groups meetings updated their work.The Construction Subcommittee had Window Cleaning Industry Update on its agenda, during which the media representatives were asked to leave the room.During the Optical Distortion Subcommittee...
  • 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...
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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...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...