Latest News in Retail Glass

  • Tubelite officials announced that Danny Lamartiniere has joined the company as client development manager in Louisiana and Mississippi. Lamartiniere has 46 years of industry experience and most recently served as a sales representative in the region for U.S. Aluminum. 
  • ZiescheGiddings C.R. Laurence announced two personnel changes. Jeff Ziesche has been named director of sales and marketing for the company's U.S. Aluminum Division, responsible for overseeing U.S. Aluminum's Inside Sales and Estimating Group located in Los Angeles. Ziesche has 33 years experience in the glass and glazing industry.  For the past ten years, he was...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will cease production of photovoltaic cover glass in the North American market and indefinitely close its Kingsport, Tenn., manufacturing facility, effective November 7. AGNA cited the sluggish economy, slowed customer demand, and strong imports of solar glass and finished solar modules as the reasons behind the decision.“We regret having to...
  • On election eve, hundreds of thousands of people in the Northeast were still without power following Hurricane Sandy, with the hardest hit areas in New Jersey and New York marking an eighth consecutive day without electricity. In addition to power outages, gas shortages were stalling recovery efforts, and glass companies in the region reported it could be weeks before conditions improved. Still,...
  • Consolidated Glass Holdings, Inc., an affiliate company of Grey Mountain Partners, has acquired the assets of Solar Seal, also known as Shaw Glass Co. A 2011 Glass Magazine Top Glass Fabricator, Solar Seal has an 88,000-square-foot facility in South Easton, Mass., where it employs about 100 people. In addition to tempered, insulating and decorative glass; all-glass entrances; and shower...
  • NSG officials said results for the second quarter of FY2013 reflected "significant deterioration" in its major European automotive and architectural markets, with overall company revenue down 10 percent from second quarter FY2012.On a positive note, officials reported the Japanese market is stable, with tentative signs of improvement in architectural glass sales. In North America, auto glass...
  • Walker Glass officials announced that Michele Eggenberger has joined the architectural promotion team for Walker Textures acid-etched glass and mirror products. Eggenberger has more than 25 years of experience and knowledge in the architectural glazing market, having spent 15 years working for Apogee Inc. in the Tru Vue and Harmon Contract Divisions, according to an October 26 release....
  • JLM Wholesale is opening a new location in Plano, Texas, offering customers in the south central and southwest United States shorter shipping lead times, according to a release.“I am excited to provide quicker shipping to our existing customer base as well as earn new business in the area," said CEO/Owner Annette Baldwin, in the release. "JLM has always tried to keep customer satisfaction as...
  • Glaston Corp. has entered into exclusive negotiations for the sale of Albat+Wirsam Software GmbH, thereby exiting the software solutions business, according to an October 19 release. Glaston officials expect the transaction to be completed by the end of 2012.  “Glaston wants to put more focus on growing and developing its core competences: glass processing machinery and related services,"...
  • PPG Industries reported third quarter 2012 net sales of $3.8 billion and net income for the quarter of $339 million. Despite the record third-quarter earnings per share, however, glass segment sales were down $11 million from the prior year, at $262 million for the quarter. Higher flat glass volumes were offset by lower pricing and the negative impact of foreign currency translation, according to...
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  • 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...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...