Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • National emergency glazing company Solaglas Windowcare, U.K., has become a preferred supplier to the membership of the British Hospitality Association, according to a June 22 release.Part of the Saint-Gobain Group, the company has been granted patron supplier status by the BHA which represents some 9,000 hotels, 11,000 restaurants and 19,000 contract catering units."We are delighted to...
  • Despite the ups and downs in the market, Vitrum 2009, the 16th international exhibition specializing in machinery, equipment and systems for flat and hollow glass, and glass and processed products for industry, has responded well to the economic crisis in recent months.The leading Italian glass exhibition has been enriched with new contents this year, according to a June 22 release. Vitrum Lab,...
  • The [Australian] government has released key details of help for eight industries under its emissions trading scheme before a crucial vote on the legislation next week.The draft regulations released yesterday outline how the government will determine which industries get what rate of help to cushion them from the effects of the emissions trading scheme.The Department of Climate Change has decided...
  • Sapa, Sweden, entered into an asset purchase agreement with U.S. aluminum extrusion company Chicago-based Indalex for the possible purchase of substantially all of Indalex’s assets in the U.S. and Canada, according to a June 17 release.Under the agreement, Sapa would acquire Indalex’s 10 active plants, six in the U.S. and four in Canada, with 29 presses and a total capacity...
  • Throughout the week of June 8, Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, hosted its nearly 40 worldwide sales and marketing executives in Cambridge for a meeting to discuss best practices, future trends in the industry and ideas for enhancing the customer experience around the globe, according to a June 17 release. This year’s meeting brought about one surprise–the unveiling of Edgetech...
  • St. Louis-based Solutia's Saflex SilentGlass Technology advanced acoustic interlayer is now approved for use in Dade County, Fla., according to a June 17 release. The technology has passed the weathering and flammability requirements that have been set and mandated by Dade County to allow the lawful sale of the product in the windborne debris zone. This acceptance allows the Saflex...
  • FomUSA will expand its Medina, Ohio, facilities from 9,000 square feet to 12,000 square feet, according to a June 17 release. The expansion project will allow space for an improved demo showroom and training center, as well as a technical department and sales floor.Fom specializes in a range of machinery tools, including highly customized automatic cutting and machining lines, sawing machines,...
  • Four popular SunGuard advanced architectural glass coatings that help projects save energy and contribute toward Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification are now available from Guardian’s Kingsburg, Calif., plant, according to a June 17 release. SunGuard AG 43, AG 50, Neutral 40 and Neutral 50 low-E coatings offer a variety of reflectivity and performance options for...
  • The value of nonresidential construction starts jumped 16 percent in May (not seasonally adjusted) but was down 6.2 percent for the first five months of 2009 compared to the same period in 2008, Reed Construction Data reported on Thursday [June 11], based on its own compilation of starts. Chief Economist Jim Haughey commented, "However, May starts were 20 percent ...
  • Vistamatic, Coral Springs, Fla., an international designer and manufacturer of observation window systems announces a project with the University of Texas, San Antonio, to supply Vistamatic Max and Super Max panels for the University administration offices, according to a June 16 release. According to the VP of administration, the contract was awarded due to the versatility, style and size of the...
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  • 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...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...
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