Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The Old School Square gymnasium, the Crest Theater and Cornell Museum in Delray Beach [Fla.] will be getting about 200 new hurricane-resistant windows. Work is scheduled to start in September or October and should take the contractor about six weeks, said Randal Krejcarek, city engineer.The city received $524,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the city will pay $13,250 for...
  • A 45-year-old man died after a glass door fell on him at a Sector-20 [Chandigarh, India]  shop on Sunday. Nikhil Chauhan, manager of Nikhil Enterprises at Baddi Unit, reportedly came to the shop to purchase a wig.According to the police, when Nikhil opened the glass door, it fell on him. The sharp glass pieces caused severe bleeding due to which he died at the Government Medical College and...
  • Ever wonder how your solar panels are held together, just silently doing their job day in and day out, taking a beating from all of the seasons, while up on your roof? Sundar Damodaran, Global Business Manager for Tapes & Adhesives under the Renewable Energy Division, lets us in on the sticky little secret.3M has been in business for over 100 years, but has only recently consolidated their...
  • Manufacturing conglomerate 3M Co. said Thursday its second-quarter profit fell 17 percent as the global recession cut sales to car makers, but results still beat analyst estimates.The Dow Jones industrial average component, which makes products ranging from Scotch tape to Post-it Notes, raised its full-year sales and earnings forecasts, and shares rose in Thursday trading, according to a July 23...
  • Joe Hayden, senior project engineer of certification, Pella Corp., Pella, Iowa, and the National Fenestration Rating Council’s chairman of the board, greeted remaining attendees and opened NFRC’s board meeting promptly at 8 a.m. on the last day of the NFRC Summer Meeting in Baltimore, July 20-23. The group quickly undertook its business, which included reviewing many...
  • Solar Innovations Inc., recently moved to a new, state-of-the-art, green facility in Pine Grove, Pa. This new building is located 15 minutes north of the company’s previous location in Myerstown, Pa., according to a July 22 company release.The 206,000-plus-square-foot facility is the result of more than two years of researching, designing, and building an environmentally-conscious place to...
  • The value of nonresidential construction starts in June "decreased 71 percent from May, more than offsetting the 27 percent increase the previous month," Reed Construction Data Chief Economist Jim Haughey reported on Thursday [July 16], based on Reed's compilation of starts. "Every construction category declined significantly in June. ... The May-June boom/bust is...
  • Biesse S.p.A. will host Windays Oct. 9-10 at the Biesse headquarters in Pesaro, Italy, according to a July 21 company release. The event will focus on door and window production technologies, and will feature innovative high-tech solutions that reduce costs, materials and space required for production, while simultaneously improving internal flows and processes.Windays will unveil the Winline...
  • Anthony International, a portfolio company of Los Angeles-based investment firm Aurora Capital Group, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire VAL S.p.A., a European manufacturer of curved tempered glass and refrigerator doors. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.AI is a leader in the U.S. commercial refrigeration industry and the world’s largest...
  • Cornwall Glass & Glazing [England] has bought the assets of Seleda Ltd. out of administration, saving more than 20 jobs at the Saltash [England]-based glass manufacturer in the process.Cornwall Glass moved quickly to agree to a deal with administrators Begbies Traynor, after Seleda entered administration on July 17.A new company has been formed–Westcountry Glass–which will...
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  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • 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...