Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • On 8 September 2009, the Glaston Corporation subsidiary Tamglass Glass Processing Ltd will initiate statutory employer-employee negotiations under the act on Co-determination within Undertakings (YT negotiations) on stopping its solar energy glass manufacturing operations as the current customer hasn't placed any new orders.
  • PPG Industries Inc. (PPG) said Robert J. Dellinger, a former chief financial officer for Delphi Corp. (DPHIQ) and also what is now Sprint Nextel Corp. (S), was named CFO of the paint, glass and chemicals maker.He will take the position Oct. 15, replacing the retiring William H. Hernandez, who announced in May he would leave by year's end.
  • Construction spending in July totaled $958 billion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), 0.2% less than the downwardly revised June total and 10.5% less than in July 2008, the Census Bureau reported today.Private nonresidential spending fell for the fifth month in a row, slumping 1.2% in July, after tumbling 2.2% in June. Losses were most acute for developer-financed categories: lodging, -...
  • Vitro Cristalglass, Vitro’s affiliate in Europe, has signed a cooperation agreement with Dream Glass to distribute in Spain its range of Intelligent Glass / Privacy Glass from this company that specializes in high technology glass products.“With this agreement we will reach the true potential for commercialization of the DreamGlass product line through new projects in which the...
  • Cardinal Glass Industries will receive a $500,000 loan to help finance an upgrade to the company's photovoltaic glass production facility in Portage.Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle announced the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act loan Tuesday at the opening of the Cardinal Solar Technologies facility in Mazomanie, a 180,000-square-foot plant that will grind, drill and temper two types of glass for...
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co. gained the most in three weeks in Tokyo trading after the Nikkei newspaper reported the Japanese glassmaker’s solar cell-related sales probably increased in the first half.The shares rose 3.4 percent to close at 337 yen on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the largest increase since Aug. 11. The Nikkei 225 Stock Average rose 0.4 percent.
  • Tenants who paid as much as $3 million to live in a luxury building in Manhattan are being told to stay off their balconies. Fifth Avenue in Midtown is a prime location, with luxury high-rises and amenities. But at the building located at 325 Fifth, which is 42-stories tall, a black mesh and plywood surround the balconies.
  • Builders covet LEED certification — it stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design — as a way to gain tax credits, attract tenants, charge premium rents and project an image of environmental responsibility. But the gap between design and construction, which LEED certifies, and how some buildings actually perform led the program last week to announce that it would begin...
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario, announced its Technical Publication TM-3100-09, Voluntary Guidelines for the Identification of Visual Obstructions in the Air Space of Insulating Glass Units. The publication provides advisory guidelines to assist in achieving long-term performance of sealed insulating glass units. These guidelines are intended for use by those who...
  • Investigators say a pane of glass that crashed onto a downtown street from a building under construction may have been cracked or an object could have flown into it.Kevin Griffiths, the city's chief building official, said the glass had been installed near the top of the Sky Tower building, an office and residential development, about two weeks ago.
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  • 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...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...