Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • A Cottonwood Heights [Utah] teen suffered life-threatening injuries after falling through a skylight of a vacant elementary school.Two 16-year-olds were cutting class from Brighton High School on Tuesday [Oct. 13] afternoon when they climbed to the roof of the vacant Cottonwood Heights Elementary School across the street, said Cottonwood Heights police spokesman Beau Babka.One of the boys stepped...
  • Pittsburgh executive Mike Hartley, owner of Standard Bent Glass Corp., Butler, Pa., a custom bent and decorative glass manufacturer, and Global Security Glazing, Selma, Ala., a jointly owned security glass company with Standard Bent Glass, purchased Coastal Glass Distributors LLC, Charleston, S.C., with other key managers, according to an Oct. 16 release.Coastal Glass Distributors is the largest...
  • This is a record year for Trainor Glass Co., but next year won't be.Or the year after.Or, God forbid, maybe even the year after that."Our company is preparing as if this is it for a while," said Bob Trainor, chief executive of the family-run glazing contractor based in Alsip [Ill.]. "People aren't spending money."It's reality check time.The Dow Jones industrial average did...
  • McGraw-Hill Construction, part of The McGraw-Hill Cos., today released its 2010 Construction Outlook, a mainstay of business planning for construction and manufacturing executives, which forecasts an increase in overall U.S. construction starts for next year, according to an Oct. 16 release. Due to improvement for housing from extremely low levels and broader expansion for public works, the level...
  • The 71st Outlook 2010 Executive Conference opened Oct. 15 at the Capital Hilton, Washington, D.C. Presented by McGraw Hill Construction, New York, the event will continue through today [Oct. 16].Tucker Carlson, contributor, Fox News, and senior fellow, The Cato Institute, Washington, D.C., delivered the keynote address during lunch.“Washington is one of those places that’s in a...
  • C.R. Laurence of Europe, Ltd., is expanding its European operation with the construction of a new headquarters, office and warehouse building at Rochdale’s Kingsway Business Park, located in a prime industrial/commercial area near Manchester, England, according to an Oct. 15 release. The ground breaking for the 71,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to take place...
  • A manufacturing facility slated to open at month's end will create 200 "green jobs" in the region, and could employ up to 300 people when it is running full-bore.Flabeg Solar US Corp., a new subsidiary of German glass finishing firm Flabeg GmBH, is building the 230,000-square-foot plant in Clinton Commerce Park in Findlay to make solar mirrors for power stations that use sunlight to...
  • In the three-year period leading up to the current recession, gross billings at U.S. architecture firms increased nearly $16 billion from 2005 and totaled $44.3 billion in 2008. This equates to 54 percent growth over the three-year period with annual growth of about 16 percent. These findings are from the American Institute of Architects Business of Architecture: AIA Survey Report on Firm...
  • San Clemente, Calif.-based Diamon-Fusion International Inc. (DFI Nanotechnology), global developer and exclusive licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, announced today the signing of a new license agreement in Spain with Cristec Vipla, a highly reputable Catalunya-based company. This agreement provides a significant increase in DFI’s market penetration in architectural markets...
  • QComp Technologies Inc., a leading robotics integrator, today announced it plans to showcase its newest suite of automatic glass and module load/unload and palletizing systems at the Solar Power International Show in Anaheim, Calif., Oct. 27-29. To be unveiled at the show is the company’s Glass and Module Load and Unload Systems which help reduce labor, increase safety and productivity on...
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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...