Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated a Technical Information Report providing metal curtain wall designers with the necessary data to select fasteners for curtain wall framing members and components. AAMA TIR-A9-14 also outlines the process of anchoring curtain wall systems to building structures. “The updated AAMA TIR A9-14, ‘Design Guide for Metal Cladding Fasteners...
  • Designing buildings and building products that are accessible to the entire population requires considerations well beyond those outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act building standards, according to Elizabeth Watson, director of the Center for Students with Disabilities at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Watson delivered the keynote, “Moving from ADA to Universal Design” during...
  • Glaston America Inc. announced the addition of six new sales agents covering its North American customer base.Eric Channel will cover Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and the Carolinas. He has been involved in the glass industry for over 15 years and focuses on glass distributors, fabricators and glazing companies.Jim Charles has been selling products in the glass industry since 1983, and...
  • Quanex Building Products continues to collaborate with Zane State College to bring continuing education opportunities free of charge to its employees. The company's program provides 200 training hours and eight college credit hours. “A lot of companies talk the talk, but Quanex actually walks the walk,” said Tracey Tonnous, workforce training supervisor, Zane State College. “Quanex’s...
  • In what may be an industry first, a Western Window Systems employee tattooed the company logo and its mark for excellence on either side of his arm, paying the ultimate tribute to his employer.Chris Allgood, production manager, says the idea of a company tattoo started as a dare among coworkers on Facebook, but he accepted the challenge.“Western has always treated me right,” Allgood says. “I plan...
  • Bill Enderle, a highly valued 15-year employee of Florida glazing firm Key Glass Co., passed away on May 26, 2014."Enderle had the special talent to bring the vision of building owners, architects and contractors into reality by actively working to solve the many issues unique to each project," said Key Glass officials.  During his more than 30 years in the construction industry,...
  • J.E. Berkowitz LP is expanding its 200,000-square-foot headquarters in Pedricktown, N.J., with a 53,000-square-foot addition, to house JEB's fourth jumbo insulating glass line and warehousing space. Construction will begin in June and is to be completed before the end of the year.“We’ve continued to expand our capabilities, making the new addition necessary," said Arthur Berkowitz, president...
  • Hail the size of golf balls pummeled the Philadelphia area last week, coming down hard and fast enough to shatter skylights at a mall in Wyomissing, Pa., according to an NBC News report. The hail blew out the entire strand of skylights across the roof of the mall, causing patrons to run for cover. No one was injured in the incident. 
  • A glass panel fractured and fell from the atrium at Rogue Community College Higher Education Center in Medford, Ore, covering furniture and hitting two students. School officials plan to remove all of the glass panels lining the atrium and replace them with metal panels, according to the Mail Tribune.A report from Seattle engineering and architectural firm Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc....
  • Construction Products Holding Co., a unit of private Saudi Arabian construction company Saudi Binladin Group, purchased Egyptian glass manufacturer Sphinx Glass for $190 million from previous owner Egyptian investment firm Citadel Capital and other investors, according to a May 26 report.The deal underlines growing interest among Gulf companies in Egyptian assets as Egypt's economy begins to...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...