Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Officials of PCT Global announced Aug. 10 that EnduroShield has been awarded certification from Germany's TÜV Rheinland, a leading global independent test provider, for durability and easy-to-clean functionality. The durability test simulated a 10-year lifetime on interior and exterior applications, according to a company release."The TÜV certification is an important achievement for...
  • Construction spending edged up 0.2 percent in June as increases in private nonresidential construction outweighed continuing declines in private residential and public construction spending, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Aug. 1 in an analysis of new Census Bureau data. The construction trade association's chief economist, Ken Simonson, predicted further...
  • Officials from China's private equity firm Hony Capital Ltd. said Aug. 3 that the company has invested $100 million in China Yaohua Glass Group Ltd. and secured a 60 percent stake in the Chinese glass maker, in its latest bid to gain access to the integration in China's glass manufacturing industry, according to a same-day Nasdaq report.According to the report, China is...
  • Officials of Diamon-Fusion International, Inc. announced Aug. 2 that the company has partnered with Lisec Corp. to provide glass manufacturers an automated coating system option that combines the DFI Clear-Fusion V coating line with Lisec's hydrophobic automatic coating machine."Extending our hydrophobic coating machinery to include DFI superior protective coatings...
  • Officials of casual dining chain Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc., Lebanon, Tenn., said Monday [Aug. 1] that James Bradford, former president and CEO of United Glass Corp., will sit on the company's board of directors.
  • Patriot Glass & Mirror Ltd., a commercial glass company in Schenectady, N.Y., has filed for bankruptcy but remains open, according to a July 29 report in The Business Review.According to the article, revenue for the company dropped in the aftermath of the recession, as construction slowed down. Revenue in 2009 was $10 million, but declined to $7.4 million in 2010, according to court papers."...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain said the company is confident it will reach its 2011 goals, reporting that net profits rose to EUR768 million ($1.1 billion) for the first half of the year, up 53 percent from the same period last year, according to a July 28 article from the Dow Jones Newswires. Revenue and operating income were also up in the first half. 
  • Vitro SAB, the Mexican glassmaker that defaulted on $1.2 billion in bonds, won approval of a U.S. bankruptcy petition that will focus the fight over its restructuring in a Mexican court, according to a July 21 Bloomberg report.Bondholders wanted to block U.S. recognition of the Mexican proceedings because they object to Vitro's decision to use $1.9 billion of intercompany debt to gain a majority...
  • Arch Aluminum and Glass, ACI Glass Products (formerly Vitro Architectural Products) and United Glass Corp. have combined and re-emerged as Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions, according to a July 21 release. The new company--formed through acquisitions made by private investment firm Sun Capital Partners--will continue to service the commercial glazing market through its various...
  • SAGE Electrochromics officials announced July 21 that the company has hired two new senior executives, unveiled a new corporate brand identity and has made significant strides on its new manufacturing plant construction.Andrew Hulse has been appointed vice president of business development and sales, responsible for field operations and inside sales. He comes to SAGE from...
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  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...