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  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, declared force majeure on architectural, residential and specialty glass products as a result of torrential rains earlier in the week at its Wichita Falls, Texas, glass manufacturing facility, according to a company release Aug. 22. The rain flooded the plant’s basement and damaged critical process equipment. The company is currently assessing the extent of...
  • Schmidt & Associates Inc. has completed the first two "Zero Energy Green Homes" at 9560 and 9562 South Marquette in Chicago. It is the Midwest's first all Zero Energy Community called Solar Verde Estates and the first development east of the Rocky Mountains to offer a roof-top photovoltaic system as a basic design feature, according to a PR-inside.com report, Aug. 14.  
  • Two scientists are one step closer to explaining the nature of glass and its transition from liquid to solid, says a study. Peter Harrowell and Asaph Widmer-Cooper, theoretical chemists from the School of Chemistry along with colleagues from Columbia University, have been studying the transition of a fluid into a rigid glass in an attempt to understand stress relaxation in a disordered state.
  • Officials of Glaxis, Pittsburgh, announced July 30 that the technology provider recently certified Quest Software, Saint Johns, Mich., to offer parts availability and ordering technology in the latest version of its point-of-sale software for auto glass repair and replacement retailers. “We are very happy to certify Quest Software to offer ordering through Glaxis technology,”...
  • Baking in summer, freezing in winter – conservatories don't always delight. But a bold new take on outdoor rooms is changing all that. The world has moved on from the time when adding a conservatory to your property was thought to be the height of sophistication. While they are still an excellent way to increase your living space and add value, their designs have lamented in the past....
  • Asahi India Glass Ltd posted a quarterly loss, hurt by foreign exchange fluctuations and a hike in fuel prices, it said in a statement on Wednesday, according to a July 30 Reuters article.
  • The second day of the NFRC’s Summer Meeting in Chicago had two blocks of meetings on the agenda: Research and technology and technical.

  • Sahely Mukerji, news editor and managing editor of Glass Magazine, talks with Jim Benney, executive director, National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md.What is the status of outside development support funding for the Component Model Approach program?We got approval for $200,000 from the Department of Energy. Also got in-kind support from Southern California Edison CTAC. [Edison CTAC,...
  • During the opening session of the National Fenestration Rating Council’s Summer Meeting July 28, Michael Collins, vice president, Building Products Group, Jordan, Knauff & Co., Chicago, presented “Window & Door Industry Update.” He talked about: residential and commercial market overviews, Building Information Modeling, green building update, Chinese building products...
  • The Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown, Pa., needs its windows replaced. Along the Broad Street side of the seven-story building, 10 windows that measure 8 feet by 3.5 feet are fractured or shattered. On the Main Street side, there are another five windows that measure 8 feet by 8 feet, which need to be replaced with the smaller-sized glass, according to a July 24 report in The...
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • 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...