Latest News in Retail Glass

  • Steve Schwartz, owner of Sarasota, Florida-based Quality Enclosures, was named Gulf Coast Entrepreneur of the Year by the Florida Business Observer. Steve and his father Manny Schwartz founded Quality Enclosures in 1991, when customers were hard to find, according to the Observer. The duo knocked on front doors, pored through the yellow pages and searched for customers from Venice to remote areas...
  • Privacy control glass manufacturer and designer Vistamatic announced the launch of a new division, VistaGlass Direct. The division will offer full service glass fabrication and water jet services from within its new manufacturing facility in Coral Springs, Florida.Vistamatic via VistaGlass Direct has invested heavily in new machinery, including a glass cutting line, nine-spindle polisher, drill,...
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance today announced the release of a new Vacuum Insulating Glass Technical Bulletin on its webstore. The bulletin is intended to assist residential or commercial insulating glass and window manufacturers on the topic of vacuum insulating glazing (VIG). VIG has drawn attention around the globe over the past several years as it offers performance approaching...
  • Johnny L. Aaron, the longtime general field supervisor for ACE Glass Construction Corp., passed away on May 16 at the age of 57.Aaron was a prominent fixture in the central Arkansas construction community and served ACE Glass for over 27 years. He received numerous certifications from technical and leadership trainings over the years and was recognized as the go-to source of information for many...
  • Heartland Glass Co. promoted Garrity Gerber to sales manager. Gerber started at Heartland Glass in 2013, serving as estimator and sales representative. In his new role, he will be responsible for commercial sales, project management and drafting departments.Gerber has a sales and estimator background and bachelor’s degree in business management from St. Cloud State University. He graduated in...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
  • Demand for glass for the construction industry is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.08 percent from 2015 to 2020, according to a recent report from Research and Markets. An increasing global population and higher levels of disposable income are driving growth worldwide, according to the report, “Construction Glass Market by Type (Low-E, Special), Application (Residential,...
  • A man in Jacksonville, Florida, crashed through a skylight and fell 24 feet to the ground, suffering critical injuries. He later died of his injuries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigated the scene and found Pinnacle Roofing Contractors Inc. had failed to install protective cages over the skylights and cited the company for two willful and two serious violations,...
  • Delaware Glass & Mirror, a Muncie, Indiana-based commercial contract glazier and retail glass company, is expected to expand into a nearby larger facility, according to a May 25 article from The Star Press. The company currently employs about 30 people, but will add 20 or more in the next several years if it is able to move to the larger building, according to the article.“We ran out of space...
  • After increasing for thirteen of the last fifteen months, the Architecture Billings Index dropped in April for the second month this year, with a score of 48.8 down significantly from 51.7 in March, according to the American Institute of Architects. The new projects inquiry index was 60.1, up from a reading of 58.2 the previous month.“The fundamentals in the design and construction industry...
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...