Latest News in Retail Glass

  • The National Fenestration Rating Council is offering a virtual attendance option for the Spring Committee Week meeting being held March 24-26 in Memphis, Tenn. “We recognize...that schedules do not always allow the time for travel,” says Jessica Finn, NFRC membership coordinator. “Because participation is the number one benefit of NFRC membership, this year we are providing the opportunity...
  • Participant registration for Glass Performance Days China 2014 is now open. The conference will be held April 12 in Shanghai, and feature presentations on glass processing techniques, challenges and solutions in coatings, as well as trends in architectural glass use and glass business.
  • The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association will host its 27th annual Glass Expo at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md., on April 30, from 3 to 9 p.m. The only glass show in the Washington, D.C., area, Glass Expo 2014 features over 130 exhibitors showcasing the latest architectural glass and glazing products, curtain wall and storefront systems, equipment and machinery, tools, mirrors, bath enclosures,...
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association announced that U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) will be a featured speaker during the Washington Briefing breakfast at the Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference, to be held March 31 to April 2, 2014, according to a WDMA release.   Sen. Johnson will discuss his views on the root cause of the troubled American economy, according to...
  • Registration is now open for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 77th Annual Conference, to be held Feb. 16-19, 2014 at the Walt Disney World Swan Resort in Orlando, Fla., according to a Dec. 19 AAMA release. Those interested in attending can sign up by Tuesday, Jan. 21 to take advantage of the discounted early bird rate of $1025.To register, download and complete the paper...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Fall Conference, to be held in Baltimore, Oct. 27-30, will feature keynote speaker Karma Sawyer, technology manager and physical scientist, from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office, according to a Sept. 26 AAMA release. Speaking on Mon., Oct. 28, Sawyer will present “Windows Emerging Technologies Portfolio in...
  • McGraw Hill Construction will host the Outlook Executive Conference, its annual forum for construction and economic leaders, Oct. 24-25 at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. Along with the release of the 2014 Dodge Outlook Report, the event will also include seminars with several industry leaders.  The more than 300 expected attendees will receive a first-hand view of industry trends and...
  • Economist Jeff Dietrich echoed the theme of this year’s GlassBuild America when he said the time is now to invest. “Get off the fence and do things now,” said Dietrich, senior analyst for the Institute for Trend Research. Dietrich spoke Sept. 10 during the 8th annual Glazing Executives Forum, held in conjunction with the GlassBuild America tradeshow in Atlanta.  While the economy, and...
  • Finding and keeping good employees was the recurring theme during the 8th annual Glazing Executives Forum, held Sept. 10 as part of GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Atlanta. GEF, hosted by the National Glass Association, drew about 125 attendees.During the day-long program, attendees discussed issues faced by the contract glazing community, as well as the overall glass...
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  • 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...
  • 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....