Latest News in Retail Glass

  • In an April 24 letter to customers, PPG Industries announced it would increase prices on primary glass products, effective June 2, 2014. In the letter, PPG officials attribute the price increase to rising costs of materials, operating expenses and distribution costs, which continue to affect "reinvestment in enhanced product development and security of supply initiatives." PPG will...
  • Glaston Corp. released the summary of its January-March 2014 interim report, indicating a slow start to the year. Key points include:Orders received in January-March totalled $28.8 million.Consolidated net sales in January-March totalled $26.4 million.The operating result was a loss of $3.4 million, or a 12.8 percent loss of net sales.Glaston expects net sales and operating profit to grow in...
  • Sapa Extrusions North America announced its 2014 Sapa Profile Academy schedule. The Sapa Profile Academy provides an overview of various opportunities with aluminum, from inception to production, for designers and engineers, as well as plant, project, production and purchasing managers.  Specific topics include: Metallurgy and AlloysDesign and ProductionSurface Treatment and...
  • Jeff Phillips joined C.R. Laurence Co. as sales and marketing director, Interior Office Systems. Phillips brings his experience in sales, business development, strategic planning, leadership, and customer service, to his position with CRL. Phillips comes to CRL from Dorma Interior, where he oversaw all sales and marketing initiatives, and daily operations as national sales manager. Prior to...
  • Cardinal LG Co., a subsidiary of Cardinal Glass Industries, has acquired Northeast Laminated Glass Corp., based in Jessup, Pa. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Cardinal LG will continue serving customers’ product needs from the Jessup facility. “Founders Tom Zaccone and Larry Tumminia, and the employees of Northeast Laminated, have done an excellent job building this business and...
  • The largest glass, window and door show in the Americas is offering industry suppliers two new, multi-layered promotion programs for exposure before, during and after GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas, Sept. 9-11, 2014. The sponsorships key off new, interactive glassTalks™―part of the inaugural Express Learning sessions on the show floor.“Express Learning is the...
  • Women Construction Owners and Executives USA reaffirmed Jane Hilboldt, chairman and chief executive officer of Hilboldt Curtainwall Inc., as Board of Directors' secretary during the WCOE 30th Anniversary Leadership Conference recently held in Washington, D.C.   WCOE is a national organization representing women owners and executives in the construction industry. Its goal is to help...
  • 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...
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  • 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....
  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • 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...