Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Alumco Group, the aluminum contractor, has announced that it has bagged a major contract in order to provide aluminum facades to Meena Plaza Project in Abu Dhabi.The contract secured by Alumco Group (UAE branch) will see the setting up of 36,000 square meters of curtain walls and glazing. Work on the four towers commenced in March 2008 and will be finalized by September 2010, according...
  • Vitro S.A.B. de C.V.,  one of the world's largest producers and distributors of glass products, today announced 3Q'09 unaudited results. Year-over-year consolidated net sales declined 36.9 percent affected by a 25 percent peso depreciation during last twelve months, lower volumes and the deconsolidation in December 2008 of Comegua - the Company's glass container venture in Central America....
  • Southwall Technologies Inc., Palo Alto, Calif., the worldwide innovator of energy-saving films and glass products, partnered with Milgard Windows, Tacoma, Wash., to incorporate Heat Mirror insulating glass into energy-saving windows used by Team California in the U.S. Department of Energy's fourth Solar Decathlon competition held in Washington, D.C. Southwall Insulating Glass, a joint...
  • Glaston Corp., Tampere, Finland, released its interim financial report, Jan. 1-Sept. 30, according to an Oct. 29 release.“The weakening of Glaston's markets appears to have stopped. No immediate improvement of the markets is evident, however, and no significant rise in the demand for glass processing machines is expected in the near future," said Arto Metsänen, president...
  • Solar power technology used in the Third World is a small, but critical, part of the solar industry, said Paula Mints, principal analyst, Navigant Consulting, PV Services Program, Palo Alto, Calif. Mints delivered the Market Overview seminar Oct. 27 during the Solar Power International Conference that ran through Oct. 29 at the Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center. “Solar systems are acting...
  • Nearly all of the 33 speakers at the 37th International Rosenheim Window and Facade Conference were in agreement that the global restructuring of the economy into a sustainable and energy efficient system can only be achieved with innovative technology, according to an Oct. 28 release. The conference was attended by over 1,000 delegates from 27 countries who were greeted by Rosenheim’s Lord...
  • China's ancient capital Luoyang plans to relocate a large float glass factory to better protect imperial relics, local authorities said Wednesday.A total of 1 billion yuan ($146.4 million) will be invested into the project, according to the Luoyang municipal government.China Luoyang Float Glass Co. Ltd, which was built in 1956 and covers an area of 53.3 hectares, is located at Jiuzhouchi relics,...
  • Many glass companies have taken time during the recession to invest in their solar businesses, building new facilities and adding lines, company representatives said during Solar Power International, Oct. 27-29 in Anaheim, Calif. Cardinal Solar Technologies, a business of Cardinal Glass Industries, Eden Prairie, Minn., started working in solar technology two years ago, said Andy Jensen, vice...
  • After experiencing a boom during 2004-08, the worldwide solar industry is suffering a downturn in 2009 and will remain soft for several years, according to Paula Mints, principal analyst, Navigant Consulting, PV Services Program, Palo Alto, Calif. Mints delivered the Market Overview seminar Oct. 27 during the first day of the Solar Power International Conference that runs through Oct. 29 at the...
  • All but 12 communities nationwide saw declines in construction employment between September 2008 and 2009 according to a new analysis of metropolitan area employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released today [Oct. 27] by the Associated General Contractors of America. That analysis found more construction jobs were lost in Phoenix(35,100) than in any other city in America."...
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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...