Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The National Glass Association and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance are pleased to announce the appointment of Michele Nosko as Membership & Marketing Director. Nosko returns to the NGA\WDDA after five years as marketing and membership director for the United Motorcoach Association. Prior to that appointment, she worked at NGA for 17 years, ultimately as vice president of marketing.“We...
  • Linetec’s Architectural Resource Center’s online resources include on-demand continuing education courses and tools for simplifying coatings selection and specification to help architects and the building community better understand architectural finishing, company officials report. Linetec’s online “Select and Spec” tool allows visitors to browse color palettes and order painted aluminum samples...
  • Construction employment expanded in 278 metro areas, declined in 36 and was stagnant in 44 between February 2014 and February 2015, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released April 2 by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the job gains come as private sector demand, particularly multi-family housing, offset declining public-sector...
  • Luoyang Glass Group Longhai Electronic Glass Co. Ltd. successfully completed production of the first 0.25 millimeter-thick float glass, according to a LandGlass press release. According to the test, the ultra-thin glass presents even thickness, low warpage and fine cutting precision, company officials report. Applications include glass protective film, ITO conducting glass and electronic displays.
  • In another installment of the Sika/Saint-Gobain takeover bid, two Sika investors plan to appeal a ruling that Saint-Gobain is not required to make an offer for all of Sika's shares, according to an April 2 Reuters report.Switzerland's takeover board on April 1 dismissed an objection from Sika investors Cascade Investment and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, ruling that an "opting out"...
  • Glass Performance Days 2015 will be held June 24-26, 2015 in Tampere, Finland. Organizers just released the final, full exhibition program, allowing participants to select the combination of events most useful for their needs ahead of time. The two-day event includes intensive special topic workshops and the opportunity to book individual meetings with other GPD participants.Registration for the...
  • Spider, a division of SafeWorks LLC, announced Sherry Wade has joined its Denver operation center as district sales representative. In this role, Wade is responsible for solving the suspended scaffolding and fall protection challenges of contractors and facility owners throughout Colorado and Wyoming, and portions of Idaho, Montana, and Utah.Wade brings over twenty-four years of experience in...
  • Officials from Nedex announced Glasslam as its exclusive partner for marketing and trading its line of insulating glass components in the Americas. Nedex, which has operated in the European, MENA and Asian IG markets during its 15 year history, is expanding globally and entering the U.S., Central American and South American markets in partnership with Glasslam, according to a Glasslam release.
  • Kawneer Co. named Robert Huffman its U.S. Southern Region sales manager. In this role, Huffman leads the Southern region sales team to drive profitable growth through market share.  Huffman brings more than 20 years of experience in the glass and glazing industry to his position. He began his career with Kawneer in 1993, first serving as an estimator and later as an architectural sales...
  • Saint-Gobain commemorates its 350th anniversary with a global exhibition, “Future Sensations,” exhibiting May 30 to June 6, 2015, at The Oval, located on the northwest end of Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Free to visit, “Future Sensations” features five distinct ephemeral pavilions that take visitors on a journey of science, storytelling and art that celebrates the past three and a...
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  • 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...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...