Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • In the last year, Springfield, Missouri-based American Glass has expanded its offerings and capacity with the installation of glass tempering and additional fabrication equipment, and implementation of a new software ERP solution. Additionally, the company has added 18 full-time employees and is planning to add a second production shift in the coming months.To help manage the expansion,...
  • In a letter to customers, Don Ross, chairman of Hoskin & Muir Inc., parent company of Cardinal Shower Enclosures and Cardinal Commercial Products, announced that Chris Murphy, vice president, and Greg Abrams, president, are no longer with the company. Responding to the changes, Ross stated in the letter: "Our service and the quality of our product wasn't up to the level of excellence that we...
  • Pleotint LLC joined a distribution partnership with Tam Skylights, enabling the Seattle–based company to offer Suntuitive glass with its skylight solutions for commercial and residential projects in the Pacific Northwest.Irwin Tam, president of Tam Skylights, said his company has been evaluating new technologies to help control the constant problem of solar heat gain in commercial and residential...
  • The Mid-Atlantic Glass Expo is set to take place Wednesday, April 29, at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Maryland. The event will feature the latest products and services in the glass and glazing industry, and is set to draw a record-breaking number of exhibitors, according to organizers. The Expo runs from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Guardian Industry Corp.’s latest advanced architectural glass products are front-and-center at the company’s newly expanded Science and Technology Center in Carleton, Michigan.The STC is one of Guardian’s driving forces behind its commitment to innovation that creates value for its customers and delivers products that improve people’s lives, according to a company release.With this 27,000-square-...
  • The Architecture Billings Index indicated a modest increase in design activity in March, the second consecutive month with an increase. The American Institute of Architects reported the March ABI score was 51.7, up from a mark of 50.4 in February. The new projects inquiry index was 58.2, up from 56.6 in February.“Business conditions at architecture firms generally are quite healthy across the...
  • Officials from Graham Architectural Products announced the company has completed an agreement with Continental Glass Systems LLC to acquire a significant equity and operating partner position in the business of CGS.The transaction was completed on Tuesday, April 21. This strategic acquisition complements the existing GAP businesses by broadening the Graham manufacturing footprint in the southern...
  • Dino Zandonella Necca was named president of Vitrum, the international trade show specialized in machinery, equipment and systems for flat and hollow glass and in glass and processed products for industry, effective April 20. The show will take place this year in Milan, Italy, October 6 to 9.Aldo Faccenda (Bottero SpA) and Cinzia Schiatti (Schiatti Angelo Srl), iconic leaders in Italy’s glass...
  • Şişecam Group reported consolidated net sales of about $2.6 billion, up 15 percent compared to the previous year. The company’s net profits were about $156 million and the EBITDA was $520 million. In 2014, the Group produced 4.2 million tons of glass, 2.1 million tons of soda and 4 million tons of industrial raw materials, according to the company’s 2014 consolidated financial results.Vice...
  • Members of the American Subcontractors Association elected Letitia “Tish” Haley Barker to serve as the 2015-16 ASA president. Barker is president of the Dallas-based curtain wall contractor Haley-Greer Inc.
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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...