Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Committed to serving the growing demand from its key customers and strategic markets, Bonnell Aluminum, North America's premier aluminum extrusion supplier to the building and construction markets, announced the startup of the industry's first and largest aluminum extrusion press specifically engineered to produce architectural-quality profiles for prominent exposed applications up to 16 inches...
  • Dec. 6, Norshield Corp., Montgomery, Ala., was acquired in a transaction with management by Norshield Holdings LLC, owned by members of Spell Capital Partners, a private equity group out of Minneapolis, and our management team, according to a Dec. 17 release. The company will continue to operate the existing business and all business going forward under the name of Norshield Security Products LLC...
  • The 21th China International Glass Industrial Technical Exhibition (China Glass 2010) will take place at the China International Exhibition Center, Beijing on June 4-7, 2010. The China Glass exhibition has been growing steadily, and the 2010 event will for the first time cover an exhibition area of more than 200,000 square feet, according to a Dec. 6 release from show organizers, the Chinese...
  • Following President Obama’s speech detailing the need for nationwide energy-efficient home improvements, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association has high expectations that a newly proposed government program will encourage consumers to invest in energy-efficient windows by applying appropriate criteria for these products.On Dec. 15, President Obama spoke at an Alexandria, Va.,...
  • The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., joined other industry associations in submitting comments in the public review for American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standard 90.1, according to a Dec. 17 release. The revision to ASHRAE 90.1 aims to increase building energy efficiency by 30 percent by the year 2030. See story. The standard, ...
  • In April 2010, new Environmental Protection Agency rules go into effect requiring that contractors "take the proper precautions to work lead-safe, including minimizing the dust, containing the work area, and conducting a thorough cleanup to reduce the potential exposure associated with disturbing lead-based paint." The rules will affect companies doing window and door replacements, and...
  • As young and developing as the solar photovoltaics industry is today, concentrating photovoltaics finds itself in an even more nascent stage, fighting for visibility and funding in a burgeoning solar market. The CPV industry is about where the thin-film PV industry was seven or eight years ago, struggling for bankability, according to Nancy Hartsoch, director of the CPV Consortium (Sunnyvale,...
  • Glass maker Apogee Enterprises Inc. said its fiscal third-quarter profit fell on declining sales as tight commercial real estate credit and unemployment worries plagued the commercial construction market.As the real estate and construction markets suffer, so do the businesses that supply them with products, according to a Dec. 17 AP report on MSN Money.com.
  • The deadline for submitting abstracts for GPD China 2010 has been extended to Jan. 20, 2010, according to a Dec. 17 release. GPD China 2010 will be held in Beijing, June 2-3.Abstracts already sent are are under review. Notification of accepted or rejected abstracts will be sent in January 2010. Abstracts should be submitted--maximum 150 words per abstract--as e-mail attachment...
  • Builders in November broke ground on more U.S. homes, a sign the recovery in homebuilding may carry through into 2010.Housing starts rose 8.9 percent to an annual rate of 574,000, the Commerce Department said today [Dec. 16] in Washington. Building permits, a sign of future construction, climbed to the highest level in a year.Government tax credits, lower home prices and borrowing costs near...
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  • 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...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...