Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Gary Dean, CEO, Bohle America, Charlotte, N.C., will step down in spring, according to a Bohle spokesperson. Dean has been widely praised for his leadership in the development and successful growth of the Bohle company in the U.K. and the positive influence he has had on the Bohle Group as a whole during his tenure. His departure will leave a big gap in the organization, the spokesperson said.A...
  • The board of directors of Apogee Enterprises Inc. announced it has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.0815 per share, payable on Feb. 24, 2010, to shareholders of record on Feb. 9, 2010. The company has approximately 28.0 million shares outstanding.Apogee Enterprises Inc., headquartered in Minneapolis, is a leader in technologies involving the design and development of value-added glass...
  • The housing market remains a significant risk to the economy, data Wednesday showed, as bad weather across much of the country hammered the construction industry.Along with icy storms, the real estate recovery is facing man-made headwinds. On Wednesday, the government said buyers will face higher fees and tougher standards for home loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration, a popular...
  • Nearly nine in 10 contractors say there will be no recovery in 2010 as part of a new national construction hiring and business outlook forecast released today [Jan. 20]  by the Associated General Contractors of America. As a result, fewer contractors plan to purchase construction equipment and after a year of near-record industry layoffs, many doubt they'll be able to hire new staff this...
  • Cardinal Solar Technologies was awarded a $7.7 million tax credit under President Obama’s stimulus plan to re-tool its Northfield, Minn., facility, according to a Jan. 7 release. The credit is available upon progression from residential window and door coating operations to production of thin film coatings for use in the manufacturing of solar modules.The tax credit is part the recovery act...
  • The new Glazing Industry Code Committee of the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., has retained Thomas Culp, president, Birch Point Consulting LLC, La Crosse, Wis., to act as a consultant for the group, as it becomes actively engaged in the energy code process. The group, which formed at the beginning of 2010, becomes part of the ongoing GANA: Advocacy effort by the...
  • With its dimension of 1570 x 1900 mm, the new solar mirror RP4 for parabolic trough solar power plants covers nearly three square meters. Therewith RP4 is one-third larger than former mirrors for this application. RP4 is designed for the new Heliotrough collector.Both, the inner and outer mirror has got the same dimensions. The larger collector units allow materials savings and a smaller solar...
  • On Jan. 18, Abound Solar Inc. of Loveland, Colo., announced that it would be getting $12.6 million in the form of a tax credit from the U.S. Energy Department, via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (also known as the economic stimulus program, or ARRA).The credit was reportedly awarded through a competitive selection process that examines how many “green” jobs a firm...
  • The California Building Standards Commission unanimously adopted yesterday the first-in-the-nation mandatory Green Building Standards Code (CalGreen) requiring all new buildings in the state to be more energy efficient and environmentally responsible. Taking effect on Jan. 1, 2011, the regulations are designed to achieve major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption and water...
  • While Prince Albert von Thurn und Taxis is more widely known for his enthusiasm for exhaust-spewing race cars, the 26-year-old is showing a decidedly green streak these days, although not everyone is happy with the new color.Albert, the world's youngest billionaire according to Forbes magazine, wants to take some 195 hectares (482 acres) of farmland owned by his family in Bavaria and build a huge...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., according to an August 27 release.Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CRL will continue to be independently managed and operated as a subsidiary of OBE and will retain all existing management structures and personnel. The company has eight...
  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...