Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Photo courtesy of GenslerPPG Industries and J.E. Berkowitz LP have shipped about 50 percent of an order to supply more than 400,000 square feet of fabricated vision glass panels for the Tower at PNC Plaza in Pittsburgh. Total glass shipments, which will be completed later this year, could total more than 1 million square feet, JEB reports. The new 33-story building, designed to be the world’...
  • Paul Schodorf Sr., the last of Schodorf Truck Body & Equipment’s third generation of family owners, passed away on January 11, 2014. He was 88 years old. Known for his visionary design skills, Paul Sr. created an industry first in the 1950s: a glass-hauling trailer capable of carrying the largest glass plates ever transported by truck. He is also credited with designing and building the...
  • Yer VangStephen FreyRyan CousineauThe Wagner Cos. recently appointed Yer Vang and Stephen Frey as modeling engineers within the Architectural Railings System division, and Ryan Cousineau to the newly created position of Canadian account executive. Vang and Frey come to Wagner with more than 10 years of drawing, design and CAD experience. Vang has broad design software experience from...
  • More than 100 attendees gathered in San Francisco last week for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance 2014 Winter Conference. The meeting included several days of committee and task group meetings, followed by two days of educational seminars.In addition to the group’s extensive technical activities, the meeting agenda included discussion of Life Cycle Assessment for windows and processed...
  • Toronto police closed downtown streets March 7 due to concerns of falling glass from the Trump Hotel spire. While there have been no recent instances of glass fallouts from the hotel, glass panes fell twice from the tower in 2012 and has caused concern several times since, according to a CBC News Toronto report.  Currently 130 highrise projects are underway in Toronto. "We need to ask some...
  • A fire on March 5 heavily damaged Harding Glass Co., in Worcester, Mass. A family-owned business since 1948, Harding specializes in supplying and installing commercial and industrial storefronts, entryways and door fronts. The fire did not result in any injuries, and no one was inside the building when passers-by reported smoke in the area. Flames could be seen shooting out several feet from...
  • Construction employers added 15,000 workers to payrolls in February, raising industry employment to 5,941,000, the highest level since June 2009, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Nonresidential construction added 12,700 employees since January, and 50,600 since February 2013. The association noted, however, that as the...
  • Nonresidential construction spending declined for the second consecutive month, falling 0.3 percent in January, but is up 6.5 percent over the past year, according to U.S. Census Bureau results, as reported by the Associated Builders & Contractors Inc. Spending in 11 nonresidential construction subsectors decreased in January. Commercial construction spending fell 2.5 percent in January, but...
  • Exeter & Mackenzie Glass Centres' Marsh Barton branch recently relocated to a new location within Marsh Barton trading estate in Exeter, England. This move, along with the recent merger of Mackenzie Glass & Glazing into Cornwall Glass & Glazing Ltd., positions Exeter & Mackenzie Glass Centres to cover the entirety of Exeter and south Devon. The new branch showcases the...
  • Technoform Bautec North America Inc. partnered with sales and distribution company Quincaillerie Rabel Inc. to reach the Quebec, Canada, window and door market. The collaboration builds upon Quincaillerie Rabel’s existing sales and distribution of Technoform Glass Insulation and expands Technoform Bautec’s sales representation throughout one of Canada’s largest provinces, the companies...
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  • Cardinal LG Co., a subsidiary of Cardinal Glass Industries, has acquired Northeast Laminated Glass Corp., based in Jessup, Pa. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Cardinal LG will continue serving customers’ product needs from the Jessup facility. “Founders Tom Zaccone and Larry Tumminia, and the employees of Northeast Laminated, have done an excellent job building this business and...
  • The largest glass, window and door show in the Americas is offering industry suppliers two new, multi-layered promotion programs for exposure before, during and after GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas, Sept. 10-12, 2014. The sponsorships key off new, interactive glassTalks™―part of the inaugural Express Learning sessions on the show floor.“Express Learning is the...
  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...