Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Crystal Window & Door Systems celebrated its 25th year of operation on February 7, 2015, with a gala employee banquet event. Almost 1,000 people attended, including Crystal's employees and their families, select business associates and local elected officials, including U.S. Congresswoman Grace Meng, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, and former Borough President Claire Shulman. New York...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released an updated document laying out the anodizing process with reference to architectural work. According to AAMA, this standard describes the anodizing process, which produces a coating that is thick, hard and very durable. The AAMA Anodic Finishes/Painted Aluminum (AFPA) document has been updated to reflect newer technologies now...
  • The 2015 Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Winter Conference, held Feb. 3-6 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, covered a plethora of topics, including new requirements to address occupant health and the recent “hot-button” issue of reflectance off the glass.Health Product DeclarationsJim Mellentine of Sustainable Solutions Corp. discussed Health Product Declarations on Wednesday, Feb. 4. More and...
  • CohenSultagePPG Industries named Stephen Cohen as national architectural manager, northeast region, and George Sultage as national architectural manager, mid-Atlantic region. Cohen joins PPG from Schott North America where he spent 20 years in sales and product management posts, most recently as national sales manager, architecture. In his new position, Cohen will support architects and...
  • Wausau Window and Wall Systems hired Ryan Noble as its regional sales manager serving the Eastern states from Maine to Florida. He works closely with his colleagues Lisa May, who covers the Central region; Keith Lindberg, managing the Western territory; and a network of local sales representatives across the country. With more than a decade of sales experience in the building products...
  • Construction employers added 39,000 jobs in January and 308,000 over the past year, reaching the highest employment total since February 2009, as the sector's unemployment rate fell to 9.8 percent, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the job gains come as most construction firms report plans to expand headcount this year, but worry...
  • Construction spending rose 5.6 percent in 2014 to $961.4 billion, up from $910.8 billion in 2013, according to a Feb. 2 report from the U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce. The value of private construction in 2014 was $687.0 billion, 7.2 percent above the $641.1 billion spent in 2013. The value of public construction in 2014 was $274.4 billion, 1.8 percent above the $269.6 billion...
  • According to a new report from ReportsnReports.com, the global flat glass market is forecast to grow at a 7.3 percent compound annual growth rate through 2019. North America and Europe are expected to experience large improvements in the flat glass industry during the next several years, and developing markets are expected to continue to experience fast gains, according to the report, “Global...
  • The Association of Italian Glass Technicians will host a conference on innovation as part of Vitrum 2015, to be held in Milan, Oct. 6-9. The XXX A.T.I.V. Conference, with the theme “Advances in Glass Processing: Key innovation topics in hollow and flat glass,” will take place Oct. 8 during Vitrum 2015 at Fiera Milano, Rho.The all-day event will foster awareness and provide education about the...
  • The management and board of directors for Sika AG continue to resist a takeover by Saint-Gobain, which acquired a controlling stake in the company on Dec. 8. According to a Jan. 30 Sika release, shareholder opposition to the takeover “continues to mount. So far, investors who together hold over 40 percent of the share capital have expressly stated their support for the course adopted by the Board...
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  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...
  • 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...