Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Scientists have discovered that, in medieval churches, stained glass windows painted with gold purify the air when heated by the sun. The researchers hope that this discovery could also be used for modern technologies, since the chemical reaction involved is very energy efficient.
  • ProScience, a distributor of technical flat glass products, with more than 90 years of experience in industrial and architectural glass distribution, announced the launch of Glassopolis, a company dedicated to serving the architectural specialty glass market, according to a company release Aug. 21.Glassopolis will distribute specialty architectural glass to commercial glass contractors....
  • Pilkington North America Inc. has agreed to lease the entire 401,348-square-foot Opus II distribution building in Urbancrest, Ohio, from Opus North Corp. The company, which manufactures glass for the automotive and building industries, will occupy the facility, in the Big Run Industrial Park, by late November, according to a GlobeSt.com report Aug. 20.
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., and Southern California Edison presented a workshop today about NFRC's new Component Modeling Approach, an energy performance rating and certification program for nonresidential fenestration that will be required in California under changes to the state's Energy Code (Title 24, Part 6) in 2009.CMA will provide whole product energy...
  • A massive multimillion-dollar redevelopment of the downtown Calgary Eaton Centre/TD Square will feature the creation of an "urban streetscape" on the top level enclosed by an expansive skylight linking three city blocks, the Herald has learned.The development will feature "the largest point-supported structural glass skylight in the world with a glass surface roughly the equivalent...
  • While Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification measures and rewards a reduction in energy use, for instance, the architects behind the next-generation, beyond-LEED structures, called “carbon neutral” or “regenerative,” are aiming for designs that use no energy at all—to be energy positive or net-zero. The green building of the future doesn’t...
  • First Solar Inc. said Aug. 18 it will more than double the size of its operations in Perrysburg Township, Ohio, and add 134 jobs.The project, the value of which wasn’t disclosed, will include a second research facility to serve company operations worldwide, more production capacity, and three additional buildings on the firm’s campus in Cedar Business Center in the Toledo suburb.
  • A German-owned glass and mirror maker will break ground on a new development in Findlay Township Wednesday.Flabeg Corp. will open its second Pittsburgh-area plant at the Clinton Commerce Park, near Pittsburgh International Airport. Axel Buchholz, CEO of parent company Flabeg Group, will join Gov. Ed Rendell, County Executive Dan Onorato and Allegheny County Airport Authority officials today for a...
  • Octillion Corp., a next-generation alternative and renewable energy technology incubator, has entered into a sponsored research agreement with scientists at Oakland University to further the development of its NanoPower Window technology. In addition to working to advance the company's solar photovoltaic technology, scientists and collaborating researchers will explore additional nanotechnology...
  • A 23-year-old employee died Monday at the Cardinal Coated Glass plant in Tumwater, Wash., after he fell against a pane of glass and severed an artery in his neck, the coroner's office said.Christopher Benson, 23, of Lacey tripped on the plant floor about 2:30 a.m., and his neck hit the edge of a pane of glass that was coming off the line, Thurston County Coroner Gary Warnock said. The glass was...
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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...