Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • ClearEdge Wholesale Glass announced plans to relocate, moving from its current 14,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in New Orleans to a 41,000-square-foot facility in Baton Rouge, according to a Nov. 25 article from AreaDevelopment Online. The company will invest $2.65 million for the renovation and expansion project.“Above and beyond the glass industry, our dream is to create the best...
  • Fuyao Glass Group has retained McMurray, Pa.,-based Henry F. Teichmann Inc. to complete the remodeling project of its Mount Zion, Pa., plant, according to a Nov. 26 article from the Herald-Review. Fuyao is converting the former PPG glass plant into a production facility for automotive glass.
  • Government officials from Azerbaijan announced plans for a flat glass plant during an industrialization conference last week, according to an article from Azer News. While several container glass manufacturers operate facilities in the country, there are no flat glass plants in Azerbaijan.
  • Glaston Corp. officials announced the company has closed a deal worth approximately $4.24 million with Cardinal Glass Industries. The deal includes FC500 and double chamber FC1000 flat tempering machines. The order is booked in Glaston’s Q4 2014 order book, and the machines will be delivered during the first and third quarter in 2015.“This deal is a continuation of our fruitful collaboration,...
  • RobertsRennerOfficials from Functional Fenestration Inc. announced Jim Roberts as president and chief operating officer. Roberts, who previously served as FFI executive vice president, has also been elected to the FFI Board of Directors.Roberts has decades of experience in domestic and European hardware. He served as president of Winkhaus North America and worked in sales leadership roles at...
  • ClearEdge Wholesale Glass plans to expand the company’s manufacturing operations, investing $2.65 million to renovate a 41,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where it will relocate its current manufacturing operations from a 14,000-square-foot site in New Orleans, according to a Nov. 26 Area Development Online report.ClearEdge provides quality glass products to...
  • Quality Metalcrafts LLC/Americlad acquired a second site in Rogers, Minnesota, providing the company a total of over 130,000 square feet of manufacturing space in Rogers. The office portion of the new facility is currently under renovation and will serve as the company’s headquarters beginning in early 2015.“This expansion is necessary so that we can continue to efficiently support our customer...
  • Jerry Wright, co-founder and current president of the Texas Glass Association and owner of AAA Glass & Mirror Co., passed away Nov. 24. He was 67. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia their children, Tracy, Sarah and Cliff, and three grandchildren. Wright served as chairman of the National Glass Association from 1991-1992. "It’s safe to say that his spirit of volunteerism extended far...
  • LaCantina Doors’ New Class of Multi Slide was named a 2014 Product Innovation Award winner in the Windows/Doors/Openings category by Architectural Products magazine. The PIA awards identify and honor innovation in the development and refinement of commercial buildings-related products that range the gamut from cladding systems to interior finishes. Products were judged by a panel of 50...
  • Bonnell Aluminum, a subsidiary of Tredegar Corporation, announced plans to expand and upgrade its anodizing capacity to serve the commercial-architectural construction market. In response to increased demand for anodizing products, the company expects to invest approximately $5 million to expand and modernize the anodizing line at its Carthage, Tennessee, facility. The company anticipates that...
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...