Latest News in Retail Glass

  • In an April 17 letter to North American customers, Guardian Industries announced it would increase prices, effective with shipments beginning May 19, 2014. The price increases are as follows:15 percent on clear glass from 1 millimeter to 2.2 mm in thickness9 percent on clear glass from 6 mm to 19 mm in thickness7 percent on clear glass from 2.3 mm to 5 mm in thickness9 percent on all tinted float...
  • The Wagner Cos. named David Chermak as accounting manager. Chermak comes to Wagner with more than 11 years of accounting experience, serving at companies including U.S. Bancorp, Penzeys Ltd. and most recently Robert Half International. In his role as accounting manager, Chermak will be responsible for financial reporting, and directly supervise accounts receivable, billing and accounts payable....
  • The global flat glass industry is expected to reach an estimated $66.6 billion by 2019, according to global management consulting and market research firm Lucintel. Lucintel analyzed the global flat glass industry by segments and region, and released the data in "Global Flat Glass Industry 2014-2019: Trend, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis." Based on its research, Lucintel forecasts the...
  • Glass fell from a downtown Atlanta office building, Tuesday, prompting fire rescue officials and police to block off part of Marietta Street near Centennial Tower while they investigated, the Athens Banner-Herald reports. Details of the cause of the fall or what floor the glass fell from were not immediately available. No injuries were reported as a result of the event.
  • The industry report "Low Iron Glass for Concentrating Solar Power: Market Shares, Strategies and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020," published by WinterGreen Research, concludes that worldwide markets for low-iron glass for Concentrating Solar Power are poised to achieve significant growth based on an expectation of rapid adoption of CSP worldwide.Low-iron glass CSP represents 3 percent of the...
  • In Western developed countries, the popularizing rate of low-emissivity glass exceeds 80 percent. In China, this rate is less than 10 percent, making the country a prime target for major growth in Low-E during the next several years, according to a recent Research and Markets report.According to the report, “In-depth Research on China’s Low-E Glass Market, 2013-2017,” the volume of Low-E glass...
  • Registration is now open for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Summer Conference. Those interested can register by Wednesday, May 14, to take advantage of the discounted early bird rate of $875. 
  • Tracy ForresterKim AlexanderQuanex Building Products hired Tracy Forrester as director of quality and Kim Alexander as vice president of operations for Window & Door Systems. Both Forrester and Alexander will be located at the Richmond, Ky., location. Forrester has more than 20 years of experience driving sustainable growth in quality and operations. He will be focused on overseeing...
  • After a judge approved the demolition of Harmon tower last August, Clark County Districy Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez has ordered that the Las Vegas Strip icon be demolished floor-by-floor. The demolition of the glass-clad building will begin once opposing lawyers collect what evidence they can for the high-stakes trial this fall surrounding the tower's faulty construction, according to an LA Times...
  • Spider, a division of SafeWorks LLC, named Greg Parker district sales representative, based out of the company's Atlanta operation center. In this role, Parker covers the Georgia, eastern Tennessee and northern Alabama territory. He brings more than thirty years of experience in the scaffolding industry to this position, holding various sales and management positions with Sky Climber, Service...
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  • 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...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...
  • Glaston acquired the industrial property rights to all Glassrobots Oy products, following Glassrobots’ July 11 bankruptcy filing in the Pirkanmaa District Court in Finland. As a result of the deal, concluded on Aug. 8, the industrial property rights and related documentation of Finnish glass processing machine manufacturer Glassrobots Oy’s flat tempering and bending machines, its automotive...