Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Glaston has closed a deal worth nearly $3 million with Amjad Scientific located in Kuwait. The deal includes the Glaston FC500 tempering line and the ProL laminating line as well as pre-processing machines. The machines will be delivered to the customer during the last quarter of 2015. The order is booked in Glaston’s Q2/2015 order book, according to a company release. 
  • 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...
  • Registration for the next American Architectural Manufacturers Association webinar is now open. On June 16, Dean Lewis, AAMA’s educational and technical information manager, will provide a complete explanation of the benefits, procedures, costs and study materials available to take full advantage of the FenestrationMasters professional education and certification program. The free webinar is open...
  • Total construction spending increased in April, rising to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,006.1 billion, the highest rate since 2008, according to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau. The amount is a 2.2 percent increase over the revised ($966.6 billion) March estimate of $984.0 billion and 4.8 percent higher than a spending rate of $960.4 billion in April 2014.Private sector...
  • FeneTech's Ron Crowl at the 2015 FeneVision User Conference. The glass, glazing and fenestration industries are headed for growth, according to attendees at the annual FeneVision ERP User Conference, which took place last week in Cleveland, Ohio.While few companies are back to pre-2008 levels, most are seeing 10 to 20 percent increases in sales, according to Ron Crowl, president of...
  • GGI recently upgraded its architectural glass fabrication capabilities with the installation of Alice 2.0. This direct-to-glass, full color digital printer improves resolution to 720 dpi and makes it possible to print single pieces of glass as large as 110 inches by 236 inches. According to GGI officials, this is the largest digital printer available in the United States at this time.“As one of...
  • Gateway Extrusions is expanding its Union, Missouri, facility. The company recently purchased the 129,000-square-foot production plant that it had been leasing, as well as adjacent properties, and is nearing completion of renovations to accommodate additional equipment coming online this year.The company so far has purchased the plant, renovated the space and acquired the first of several new...
  • After opening its first North American location in 2014, Mappi International recently added a warehouse at its North American headquarters in High Point, North Carolina. The facility provides the entire North American territory with after-sales service.Early this year, the company installed four new tempering facilities in the United States, and currently has three additional contracts in the...
  • Emirates Float Glass, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC and the first integrated float glass facility in the UAE, won the Emirates Appreciation for the Environment Award 2015 in the Small and Medium Industries category. EFG has been recognized for achieving the lowest carbon footprint among factories across the region, with a carbon footprint level of 553 grams of carbon dioxide emission per...
  • View Inc. announced that the Overstock.com Inc. new corporate campus will incorporate View Dynamic Glass. The project marks one of the largest installations of View Dynamic Glass to date. View will be delivering glass in summer 2015. Powered by a sophisticated intelligence engine, View’s dynamic glass will allow Overstock employees to have a comfortable work environment, while enjoying views and...
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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...