Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • To truly appreciate how glass can be used structurally, make your way to 233 South Wacker Drive in downtown Chicago. More precisely, make your way 1,353 feet above South Wacker, to the 103rd floor of the Sears Tower.Once there, take a few steps over to the west wall, where the facade has been cut away. Then take one more step, over the edge.
  • A new guide from architectural aluminum systems supplier Kawneer advises window specifiers in the health care sector, particularly using its AA 3110HW horizontal sliding window."Specialist horizontal sliding window solutions for your health care project," is a brochure that reinforces Kawneer's expertise in the sector and eases the specification process with a window product selector...
  • Hafele now offer 4 RIBA approved CPD seminars which offer guidance on correct specification, standards, best practice and case studies. These free seminars can presented at your office and are suitable for architects, interior designers, quantity surveyors, facility managers, and all other construction professionals, according to a July 6 Buildingtalk report.
  • Gail Strippy, a stalwart industry representative and one of the founding members of the Mid-Atlantic Glass Association, Buckeystown, Md., has passed away, according to a July 2 release.A memorial service will take place July 6 at 1 p.m. at St. Lukes Episcopal Church, 6030 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, Md.Strippy held numerous positions in the Mid-Atlantic Glass Association, and pioneered...
  • A "solar garden" of 210 modules, with 108 solar panels in each, covers the roof of Building 356 at the DuPont Experimental Station northwest of Wilmington.The panels generate enough electricity to power the entire building, known as the "Innovation Center"--the equivalent of six standard homes in Delaware.But this garden is part of the "old generation," of solar...
  • Glaziers Local 1165 went on strike today against Trout Glass & Mirror and the two other major glass contractors in Northwest Indiana after contract talks floundered on Monday and the union’s previous three-year agreement expired at midnight on Tuesday.Henry Sierra, business agent of Painters Local 460--aligned with Glaziers Local 1165 of the International Union of Painters and Allied...
  • At Vitrum 2009 in Milan, Oct. 28-31, the Bystronic glass group will present its core competencies. Besides machines for glass cutting, insulating glass manufacturing, laminated glass manufacturing, pre-processing of automotive glass and glass handling, it will feature machines for the production of photovoltaic thin-film modules, according to a July 2 release.For more than 40 years...
  • The new BIM (Building Information Modeling) Task Group met for the first time June 2 during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Summer Conference in Minneapolis, May 31-June 3. This task group is leading the charge to identify important attributes of fenestration products to incorporate into BIM tools making it easier for specifiers to utilize these building products in their...
  • Glaston recently secured an order in China worth Eur 3.5 million [$4,929,400] for its Tamglass safety glass production lines, according to a July 2 release. The products will be delivered by the end of this year from Glaston's factory in Tianjin, China.The order includes CHF horizontal continuous furnaces and ProE CCS dual convection furnaces, both equipped with Tamglass glass tempering...
  • The International Finance Corp., the private sector financing arm of the World Bank Group, has announced it will provide $70 million in funding for Şişecam, Turkey’s largest glass factory.Şişecam has a 90 percent market share in Turkey. The firm will use the money to invest further in its factories in Turkey and Bulgaria. The project includes investments to produce low-iron solar power...
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  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • 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'...