Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., released GANA Glass Informational Bulletins, Volume One, according to a July 31 release. The document, a compilation of GANA's first 20 Glass Informational Bulletins, includes an updated version of the Designing Considerations for Laminated Glazing Applications GIB not previously released.GANA published its first GIB in 2000 and is working on...
  • Wishaw teenager Aidan Millar plunged to his death when he clambered onto a roof and fell through a skylight.The popular 18-year-old was killed following the accident at Girvan Swimming Pool just after midnight last Monday, July 21, according to a July 30 icLanarkshire report.
  • Solar power and windows coupled together are perfect technologies for generating energy. Recently, Japanese manufacturer Nihon Telecommunication Systems has come up with a way to maximize on this partnership. The company is preparing to release a solar windowpane that has integrated photovoltaic cells that will have the ability to provide power to a computer and also charge your cell, according...
  • The technical subcommittees meeting continued on the third day of the National Fenestration Rating Council's Summer Meeting July 30 in Chicago, starting with the Attachment Subcommittee. Five task groups presented their reports: Storm Window, Dynamic Attachments for Swinging Doors, Exterior Attachments, Interior Attachments, and Storm Door and Storm Panels.Other than the task group chairs,...
  • The first float glass ribbon was pulled on July 28 for Guardian Industries’ newest facility in Ryazan, Russia, according to a July 29 company release. The plant will produce 750 tons of glass per day, serving the residential and commercial construction markets. The facility will also feature a coating machine to produce high-performance coated glass products for local and international...
  • Baking in summer, freezing in winter – conservatories don't always delight. But a bold new take on outdoor rooms is changing all that. The world has moved on from the time when adding a conservatory to your property was thought to be the height of sophistication. While they are still an excellent way to increase your living space and add value, their designs have lamented in the past....
  • Asahi India Glass Ltd posted a quarterly loss, hurt by foreign exchange fluctuations and a hike in fuel prices, it said in a statement on Wednesday, according to a July 30 Reuters article.
  • The second day of the NFRC’s Summer Meeting in Chicago had two blocks of meetings on the agenda: Research and technology and technical.

  • A worker wearing a safety harness fell through a glass roof at Grand Valley State University's Kirkhof Center Monday afternoon. The worker, John Badour, was caulking a section of roof with glass panes. There are metal rails around the glass, but the man fell through into a conference room, according to a July 28 article from Wood TV.
  • Chinese investors have built Ethiopia's first glass factory worth $15 million, the Ministry of Trade and Industry announced on Tuesday. The Chinese have been investing heavily in Africa, especially in resource rich areas. However, figures of their investment in Ethiopia were not readily available, according to a July 29 Reuters report.
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  • 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...
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