Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The Dodge Momentum Index gained 3.3 percent in June to 128.7, its third consecutive increase following hesitation in February and March, according to McGraw Hill Construction. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year.The...
  • Reed Construction Data announced that the dollar value of nonresidential construction starts in June surged 34 percent compared to May. Nonresidential starts in June reached $32.0 billion, marking one of the strongest in RCD’s database, according to a Reed release.The one-third increase was an outsized gain, even after taking into account seasonality. RCD’s long-term average May-to-June increase...
  • SAGE Electrochromics’ SageGlass will be included in expansion plans for the planned $325 million expansion project at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. The electronically tintable glass will be installed in the large oval rotunda that covers the grand new entrance to the Mall, providing solar control and comfort. Groundbreaking for the project started in May 2014 and is expected to be...
  • Eastman Chemical Co., manufacturer of the Vanceva Color System for laminated glass, announced the winners of the third Vanceva World of Color Awards. The international competition honors architects, interior designers, and other industry professionals who have demonstrated innovative and liberal use of Vanceva color interlayers for laminated glass in their work between Jan. 1, 2012 and Dec. 31,...
  • Aldora Aluminum and Glass Products, a manufacturer of custom fabricated aluminum and glass product, announced the expansion of a new plant location in the Orlando area. At 65,000 square feet, the plant will house a state of the art, double bay tempering line, a 96-inch by 220-inch laminating line complete with an autoclave for PVB and Sentry Glass, and an insulating line.Aldora will continue to...
  • Asahi Glass Co. announced that its consolidated subsidiary AGC Glass Europe has signed a letter of intent with Obeikan Glass Company, a Saudi Arabian glass manufacturer, to establish a solar control glass coating joint venture. The processing line for temperable solar control glass coating will be built in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, where Obeikan Glass already operates the largest float glass plant in...
  • Pacific Mountain Group, a manufacturing representative agency that serves Northern California, will represent Alumax Bath Enclosures products. PMG is led by Tony Pearson, who brings 13 years experiences to the company’s efforts in the shower door market.
  • MannenCoulterEnclos announced the promotion of project executives Kevin Mannen and Mike Coulter to regional vice presidents. The promotions come as part of the firm’s strategic response to growth opportunities presented by shifting market conditions, and the “hire from within” strategy consistent at Enclos. Both Mannen and Coulter have been integral to the firm’s success in the western region.“...
  • AMG Architectural Glass and Glazing has hired Brandon Bomar as an assistant project manager. Bomar brings four years of construction experience to AMG Architectural Glass and Glazing.Bomar currently holds an Associate of Applied Science in Architectural Drafting and Construction Estimating and will complete his Bachelor of Science Construction Management Dunwoody College of Technology this fall...
  • United Glass & Panel Systems, an installer of specialized glass and metal systems, named Joe Schultheis as its new general manager. Schultheis, who had most recently been a senior project manager at the company, now takes on an expanded leadership role as United Glass & Panel Systems continues its growth in the marketplace, according to company officials.“It makes me proud to have Joe...
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  • 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'...
  • Glaston acquired the industrial property rights to all Glassrobots Oy products, following Glassrobots’ July 11 bankruptcy filing in the Pirkanmaa District Court in Finland. As a result of the deal, concluded on Aug. 8, the industrial property rights and related documentation of Finnish glass processing machine manufacturer Glassrobots Oy’s flat tempering and bending machines, its automotive...