Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Dow Corning wants U.S. federal lawmakers to set new policies to boost the solar energy sector, the producer of silicon-based materials said on Wednesday.Dow Corning has joined other solar firms in promoting a four-point policy plan for the industry.The plan calls on Congress and the Obama administration to enact a broad federal legislative and regulatory package, designed to encourage the...
  • Wind turbines, roof gardens and solar panels will join the pair of antennas atop the Sears Tower's staggered rooftops, said building officials who announced Wednesday that the skyscraper would undergo a $350 million green renovation.The 5-year project would reduce the tower's electricity use by 80 percent and save 24 million gallons of water a year, building owners and architects said. Separately...
  • A petition to highlight an unfair and dramatic hike in glass prices is being led by Huddersfield [U.K] businessman Steve Sutherland.Sutherland, who is managing director of specialist glass architects Dortech, set up the petition through the government's recently created 10 Downing Street e-petition system.Already 600 signatures have been added to the petition, which asks Business Secretary Lord...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., today announced the release of a one-sheet document from its Climate Change Committee that outlines viewpoints from the flat glass industry in regards to possible climate change legislation, according to a June 24 release. Such legislation would be enacted to lower the number of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere."Climate...
  • Glaston, Finland, has merged Pre-processing and Heat Treatment segments into a new Machines segment, according to a June 24 release. At the same time, maintenance and service business was separated from the machine business to a new Services segment.Machines segment includes tempering, bending and laminating machines sold under Tamglass and Uniglass brands and glass pre-processing machines...
  • YKK AP is making knowledge of green construction practices a key part of the career development program for sales force employees, according to a June 24 release.The architectural products manufacturer recently added the “LEED AP” credential as an optional requirement for promotion to senior account manager. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is a stringent set of voluntary...
  • Solar energy was the talk in Toledo today where the mayor promised a new solar plant will bring in more than a hundred new jobs and $50 million of investment!A new company called Buckeye Silicon will invest $50 million in Toledo by the end of next year for a manufacturing facility. The city will provide tax incentives.The plant will produce hundreds of thousands of pounds of polysilicone used to...
  • A new government council will help auto industry workers transition to new manufacturing opportunities, including jobs in alternative energy, Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday.Biden toured the northwestern Ohio headquarters of the Willard & Kelsey Solar Group, which plans to begin large-scale production of solar panels this year. The Toledo area has been hit hard by job losses in the auto...
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc.'s (APOG) fiscal first-quarter profit dropped 26 percent on lower sales resulting from the poor commercial real estate market and the weak economy.Chief Executive Russell Huffer blamed the results on continued tight commercial real estate credit, increasing unemployment and soft retail markets.Huffer said the commercial-glass provider continues to cut jobs and has...
  • The solar energy industry will grow faster than expected during the next few years as American utilities invest heavily in large-scale solar farms, analysts with Barclays Capital said Tuesday in a research note.Barclays analyst Vishal Shah noted that demand for utility-scale solar projects could eventually make up half of the U.S. market. Major utilities could install about 5 gigawatts of solar...
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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'...
  • Glaston acquired the industrial property rights to all Glassrobots Oy products, following Glassrobots’ July 11 bankruptcy filing in the Pirkanmaa District Court in Finland. As a result of the deal, concluded on Aug. 8, the industrial property rights and related documentation of Finnish glass processing machine manufacturer Glassrobots Oy’s flat tempering and bending machines, its automotive...