Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • “Considerable business improvement for second quarter is imminent despite unsatisfactory performance in the first quarter of 2009,” said Gerry Tung, CEO and managing director, Xinyi Glass, Markham, Ontario. “Production plant utilization rate has increased to 85 percent to 90 percent  from previous levels of 75 percent to 80 percent. The price for float glass has risen to...
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, introduced three American Institute of Architects’ Continuing Education Services courses, including two that fulfill the AIA’s new sustainable design requirement, according to a June 3 release.Paint Specifications and the Effects on Green Building and Energy Efficient Glazing are designated sustainable design learning units. Both also earn Health,...
  • ASTM committee C 14.08 on Flat Glass will soon publish a new version of C 1172 Standard Specification for Laminated Architectural Flat Glass. The standard, which is currently available in the 2003 version, has gone through a review at process by the Glass Association of North America [Topeka, Kan.] and the new draft had been released for public comment prior to balloting.”This standard has...
  • AAMA 851-09, a guide for sealants usage in fenestration systems, has been released by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association. The 17-page document is titled Fenestration Sealants Guide for Windows, Window Walls and Curtain Walls, is intended to serve as a guide in the selection process, usage and application of sealants used in residential and commercial fenestration systems.
  • Task group formed to address concerns in establishing 8-year retest requirementsThe much-anticipated Certification Re-test Forum took place June 2 during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., Summer Conference, May 30-June 2. Forum attendees debated a proposal to extend the certification re-testing requirements to eight years instead of its current four years....
  • Construction employment fell in 276 of the nation's largest 299 metro areas from April 2008 to April 2009, according to a new analysis of government data conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America's chief economist Ken Simonson. The data highlights the critical need for the federal government to move quickly to invest stimulus funds without needless requirements that could hamper...
  • Global glass manufacturer Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich., presented the newest additions to its line of solar glass products at the 2009 CSP, CPV and Thin Film Technology Summit MENA in Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 2-3. Guardian will demonstrate its EcoGuard Solar Boost laminated product for concentrating solar power, which provides best-in-class solar reflectivity, concentrating...
  • Ohio received an $88.2 million shot in the arm Tuesday when U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announced additional funds for unemployment benefits to help laid-off workers here.It is expected to be especially beneficial to the people who lost their jobs in the wake of bankruptcies by Chrysler LLC and General Motors Corp.“I see this as a beginning of a flicker of hope for the great residents...
  • In early 2005 new ownership of Miami’s Fontainebleau resort, which first opened in 1954 and was originally designed by architect Morris Lapidus, embarked on a project to revitalize and restore the property. Plans called for the addition of a world-class spa-a freestanding building on the property that would serve as a soothing oasis for guests. Dallas-based architectural firm HKS Inc. was...
  • Japanese stocks edged up, sending the Nikkei 225 Stock Average to its longest winning streak in five months, led by glassmakers on optimism sales of flat-screen materials will recover.Asahi Glass Co. and Nippon Electric Glass Co. surged more than 5 percent after JPMorgan Chase & Co. rated them “overweight” on expectations sales will rebound, according to a June 3 Bloomberg report...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...