Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Firestone Building Products Company LLC announced that its Salt Lake City manufacturing facility has reached the milestone of working one million man-hours without a lost-time accident, according to a company release.“At Firestone, safety is more than a goal; it’s an integral part of our commitment to making our company a Premier Place to Work for our teammates,” said Jason Lakatos, Salt Lake...
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association announced that its new leadership team was installed at the WDMA Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. At the meeting, the WDMA Board of Directors elected Al Babiuk of Loewen Windows as the association's 2015-2017 chair. Babiuk replaces outgoing Chair Steve Donner of Weiland Sliding Doors and Windows, an Andersen Company.“...
  • Pleotint LLC has announced a distribution partnership with Soft-Lite Windows, enabling Soft-Lite to offer Suntuitive glass with its full product line, according to a Pleotint release.Headquartered in Streetsboro, Ohio, Soft-Lite manufacturers new and replacement windows and doors, which are available through a nationwide dealer network.Tyson Schwartz, vice president of sales and marketing at Soft...
  • Glass in on site and ready for installation at the new $1 billion Vikings stadium in Minneapolis, according to a March 18 article from the Minneapolis StarTribune. Viracon fabricated the large lites of glass, and InterClad will serve as glazing contractor. In all, the project will feature about 10,000 lites of 5-foot by 9-foot glass, according to the article.
  • Annual installations of Building Integrated Photovoltaics are anticipated to reach 1,152.3MW by the end of 2019, up from 343.1MW in 2012, according to a recent report from Transparency Market Research. The BIPV industry is expected to register a CAGR of 18.7 percent between 2013 and 2019, according to the report, “Building Integrated Photovoltaics Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share,...
  • Construction firms added jobs in 43 states and the District of Columbia between January 2014 and January 2015, while construction employment increased in 31 between December and January, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that further construction gains could be undermined if Congress and the...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated and released two documents specific to architectural aluminum: the combined AAMA 609 & 610-15, “Cleaning and Maintenance Guide for Architecturally Finished Aluminum” and CW-10-15, "Care and Handling of Architectural Aluminum from Shop to Site."Architecturally finished aluminum is considered any that has been treated with anodic or...
  • At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $724.3 billion, new construction starts in February advanced 16 percent compared to the previous month, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. For the first two months of 2015, total construction starts on an unadjusted basis were up 34 percent from the same period a year ago.
  • Salem Flat Glass & Mirror will open a new distribution facility in the greater Toronto area in May 2015. This location will first serve Eastern Canada, with the goal to serve all of Canada in the future. The Concord, Ontario, location will stock thousands of fabrication supplies, material handling products, machines and parts, with space to grow as customer needs change, Salem officials...
  • Clearview Industries is now an Approved Azo-Brader Applicator, working with Azon to follow processing guidelines for producing structural thermal barriers with a mechanical lock as applied in the Clearview patio door systems, according to an Azon release.Qualifying as an approved applicator requires ongoing confirmation testing from Azon to ensure proper application of the thermal barrier...
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  • 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...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...