Latest News in Retail Glass

  • The Laminating Division of the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., released a new specification, according to a July 23 press release. The Standard Specification for Ball Drop Impact Resistance of Laminated Architectural Flat Glazing is a companion piece for the division’s ball drop test method released in 2006. The purpose of the specification is...
  • A rapidly expanding domestic economy, continuing efforts toupgrade physical infrastructure, sustained strength in foreign investment funding,healthy demand for Chinese manufactured goods, ongoing urbanization, and furtherpopulation and household growth will all boost construction spending in China. Theseand other trends are presented in Construction Outlook in China, a new study fromThe Freedonia...
  • American Auto Glass Alliance, a corporation formed and financed by independent glass retailers, has made a national after-hours call center available to all AGR independents, according to a July 15 Reuters.com report. The AAGA vision: to give independents the ability to compete with the national retailers while maximizing their marketing budget overnight, on weekends and holidays. The alliance...
  • Marv Degerness, owner of the Glass Doctor of Fargo/Moorhead franchise, was honored as the 2007 Glass Doctor Franchisee of the Year during the company’s 2008 annual conference at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas, June 25-28. The Franchisee of the Year Award is presented to the franchisee who has consistently grown his or her business through the Glass Doctor training system and has...
  • Tulsa-based Zeledyne LLC, which acquired the glass operations of Automotive Components Holdings in April, received an $80 million asset-based credit facility from Bank of America Business Capital, according to a May 8 release from BOA. ACH was a division of Ford Motor Co."We selected Bank of America Business Capital to lead this transaction because of its extensive experience financing...
  • Glaziers report that glass prices are up between 7 percent and 10 percent depending on the product since April of last
    year. ...
  • AGC Flat Glass North America of Alpharetta, Ga., will close three factories and a production line in the next six months, according to a company release April 16. ...
  • AGC economist offers advice on coping with rising
    material costs

    Steel and diesel costs have skyrocketed in recent months, says Ken Simonson, chief economist for The Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va. ...
  • Q&A with CEO Donald Friese
    Officials from C.R. Laurence Co., Los Angeles, a supplier to the glazing, architectural, construction, industrial, and automotive industries, announced March 25 the purchase of Sommer & Maca Industries, Cicero, Ill. ...

  • Officials from C.R. Laurence Inc., Los Angeles, announced March 25 that it acquired Sommer & Maca Industries, Cicero, Ill., effective March 20, according to a company release. “This joining brings together the products and services of both organizations, and will enhance our customers’ experiences with larger inventories available from all our North American locations,” said...
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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....