Latest News in Retail Glass

  • PPG Industries’ flat glass business has launched GlassNET, a fully redesigned and updated version of its online order entry, inventory review and shipment tracking system for clear, tinted and coated PPG glass products.Within the GlassNET website from PPG Industries, orders can be created for both inventory and non-inventory products. Customers can customize an inventory search of PPG products...
  • U.S construction spending in June slipped 1.8 percent from May, but was 5.5 percent higher than June 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, as reported in the Aug. 7 edition of AGC of America’s DataDIGest.Private nonresidential spending was down just 1.6 percent from May, but up 11 percent year-over-year. Public construction spending, however, was down 4 percent for the month and 2.9 percent...
  • Deceuninck North America added Pat Dixon to its Technical Services Team as a technical services specialist. In this role, Dixon is responsible for new customer start-ups, which includes the analysis, selection, procurement and implementation of window manufacturing equipment. He also coordinates the efforts of personnel from equipment manufacturers, tooling vendors, hardware suppliers and...
  • The Glass Guru announced its newest franchise owner Frank Menchaca will be bringing the company’s blend of glass restoration, repair and replacement services to the El Paso, Texas, market. Menchaca comes to the glass service industry from a long successful career in manufacturing, with in-depth experience in quality and operations management.Menchaca says the predominant lesson he’s learned...
  • SOURCE: American Institute of ArchitectsThe American Institute of Architects reported its Architecture Billings Index for June was 53.3, following a healthy reading of 52.6 in May. (Scores above 50 indicate billings growth, scores below 50 indicate billings decline).“This upturn suggests that design activity may be entering a stronger phase after weak quarters at the end of last year and the...
  • New construction starts in June advanced 6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $549.7 billion, the highest level so far in 2014, according to a release from McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. During the first six months of 2014, total construction starts on an unadjusted basis were $254.1 billion, up 1 percent from the same period a year ago.The improved...
  • Bohle America, a leading manufacturer and supplier of tools and accessories for glass processing and finishing, will present an Express Learning session on hardware solutions for interior glass openings at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo. Designed specifically for glaziers, the free, 20-minute session will examine the unique hardware requirements various glass applications...
  • The World Trade Organization ruled last week that the United States improperly imposed heavy duties on Chinese solar panels, according to a Reuters report. The WTO found that the anti-dumping and countervailing duties constituted illegal protection of U.S. solar manufacturers.
  • Construction firms added jobs in 38 states and the District of Columbia over the past 12 months, but they reduced headcount in 27 states between May and June, according to an analysis today of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the employment gains help, but that construction employment remains below peak levels in every location...
  • LaCantina Doors was selected to the annual list of San Diego’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2014 by the San Diego Business Journal. This is LaCantina Doors second consecutive appearance on San Diego Business Journal’s annual list of local businesses. For the past 11 years, the San Diego Business Journal’s annual Fastest Growing Private Companies list highlights 100 organizations...
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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...