Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Sabah [East Malaysia] may be home to the country's largest float glass manufacturing plant if a proposal to set up such a plant at Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park, near here, becomes a reality.SunBear, a multinational U.S. company, was invited by Malaysian Industrial Development Authority to set up the proposed RM5.3 billion [$1.6 billion] plant in Sabah.When operational, the plant will be the...
  • The decline of glassmaking in America started gradually in the 1990s and accelerated during the Great Recession. What’s more, the big companies, like Corning and Guardian Industries, say that even as the economy improves, they are unlikely to bring domestic employment and production back to prerecession levels. Imports, for one thing, inhibit sales. And bigger profits lie abroad, so they...
  • The health care legislation making its way through Congress has caught the attention of Las Vegas’ small contracting companies, which are worried changes may put them out of business.Language added at the last minute to the Senate bill approved on Christmas Eve singles out small construction firms for harsher treatment for not providing insurance than any other industry, says Brian Turmail...
  • The five-story vacant AT&T telecommunications switching building in the heart of the downtown area [of Santa Rosa, Calif.] could become a 10-story glass-skinned work of modern art with apartments, offices, museum and restaurant under a proposal city redevelopment officials are considering, according to a Jan. 18 North Bay Business Journal report.
  • Amsbury Glass Inc., a longtime Spokane [Wash.] commercial glass supplier, has closed its doors and its owners have sought protection from creditors in U.S. Bankruptcy Court here.Don Michael "Mike" Amsbury and Donna Amsbury, the company's owners, each have filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 7 liquidation in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, citing primarily business debts of about $515,000...
  • Tri City Glass & Door, Appleton, Wis., bought Oldcastle Glass Green Bay Dec. 28, 2009, according to a release. The acquisition increases sales by 50 percent and the employee base to almost 100.Tri City will honor the contracts that Oldcastle Green Bay customers have, and the projects will have uninterrupted service, according to a letter sent to customers and suppliers of Tri City....
  • The final deadline for submitting abstracts for GPD China 2010 is Jan. 20. The event will be held in Beijing June 2-3. Notification of accepted or rejected abstracts will be sent soon after the deadline, according to a Jan. 13 release. Abstracts should be submitted (max 150 words per abstract) as e-mail attachment to brown.onduso@gpd.fi.Click here for more information on the proposed...
  • DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions has appointed Vitro Cristalglass, an affiliate of Vitro Europe, as its alliance partner for the promotion of DuPont™ SentryGlas interlayers in Spain, Portugal and France.The specially-engineered interlayers from DuPont are five times more tear-resistant and up to 100 times stiffer than standard PVB interlayers, leading to the production of thinner, larger...
  • There wasn't a crystal ball. There wasn't a lucky rabbit's foot. There wasn't even an astute assessment and prediction of economic trends. Dallas Glass was just lucky.Not long after the company decided to move from its long-time Ellendale Avenue location to its current spot at NW 50th Avenue, the company decided to hold steady and sharpen what it already does.
  • Moves to add toughened glass windows to stop them falling from Brisbane's CBD buildings would add almost half a million dollars to the cost of a 20-storey building, the Property Council in Queensland said this afternoon.The Queensland Government this morning announced tougher glass will have to be included in city high rise buildings from May after new standards were adopted on a national scale.
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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...
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